This Christmas I saw the most amazing idea of making serving trays with candy mints by Tutto Bella.
Since then, I've been looking for
an excuse a reason to make some of these myself.
I thought a Valentine candy party would be the perfect place for these sweet trays.
It took me a couple of tries to get the system just right. I wanted the lifesavers to melt together, but not be indistinguishable as to what they were. (I was looking to try and have the "lifesaver" writing on it still visible.)
I found it best to unwrap the lifesavers and place them in your design on a cookie sheet topped with ALUMINUM FOIL (wax paper didn't work for me).
I did have to use my papered chef sheet so that it wouldn't shift around in the oven. (I guess I have old cookie sheets that are getting warped.)
I baked my tray at 325 degrees for 5 minutes and that seemed about right to get the design and still melt the candies together.
Once they are melted together, take the tray out of the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes.
I took my aluminum foil off the cookie sheet so it would cool faster.
When it was done, I sprayed it with a sealer to keep the lifesavers from getting "yucky."
These trays are VERY fragile, so you need to be careful with them.
But they look so cool.
I loved them so much, I decided to make a few coasters out of the lifesaver trays too.
Since they are so fragile, I'm going to run to Home Depot today and get some cork board to put on the back. Hopefully, that will help them stand a little more use.
In the meantime, I'm going to make a few more of these Lifesaver serving trays since they are just too fun.
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