I’m back again today with another Michael’s Makers challenge. We all have stressors during the holidays and this month the Michaels Makers were asked to come up with creative and fun holiday hacks and tips to help relieve some of that stress and make holiday entertaining and prepping fun! Without even meaning to, I came up with three gifts that all revolve around peppermint. I had just looked at both my Whimsical Christmas Tree and my DIY Chinet Paper Plate Peppermint posts and had mint on the brain. I decided to lump all three ideas into one post for a fun collection of peppermint gift ideas! Read below to learn how to recreate.
Check out the other four holiday hack topics and the unique ideas all of the makers came up with on Michaels’ blog, The Glue String.
PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE KIT
This idea is absolutely adorable and EASY! Like so easy my nine year old could put it together. I purchased an empty plastic paint can from Michaels and filled it with hot chocolate goodies! I layered Starbucks Hot Chocolate, crushed peppermint, marshmallows and chocolate chips to make the most delicious combination of Christmas yumminess ever.
PEPPERMINT CARAMEL & WHITE CHOCOLATE APPLE
This idea takes a little more preparation, but is delicious. First you take a package of caramels and melt them in a small pot. I add a little milk to ensure the caramel doesn’t burn. Once the caramel is all melted, roll your apple (with a stick put in the top) in it slowly. Place on parchment paper and let cool. While the caramel is cooling, melt your white chocolate melts (purchased at Michaels) in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Dip the caramel apple in the melted white chocolate and roll in crushed peppermint (also purchased at Michaels). Let cool and enjoy!
SWIG PEPPERMINT COOKIES
I made this Swig Cookie, but added to the frosting. I added 1/4 tsp peppermint extract and topped the cookies with crushed peppermint.