16 oz. starlight mints
Heavy-duty aluminum foil
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 10-inch tart pan with a sheet of foil and make smooth
2. Unwrap mints. Arrange a row of mints close together around outside edge of pan. Add rows of mints until foil is covered.
3. Bake until mints spread together and melt, about 15 minutes.
*This is super easy to make and looks great as a cookie plate. Kids will enjoy eating the plate afterwards!
No one knows for sure why peppermint is associated with Christmas. It is believed that in 1670, a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral handed out a candy shaped like a shepherd's staff to children at their living Nativity to keep them occupied. When the peppermint flavor was introduced 200 years later, candy canes became popular to hang on Christmas trees in the United States. Afterwards, other mint-flavored candies were introduced, and now mint is one of the flavors of Christmas.