Thursday, May 2, 2013

Jolly Rancher Tray

During the holiday season of 2012, I noticed that the trays made of melted peppermint candies were quite popular. I thought these were a clever idea but limited to the season. So, I came up with the Jolly Rancher Candy tray which can be used year round. In addition, my tray is featured on ABC's The Chew web site and was aired on the show on 3/16/13.

For this recipe, you will need the following:
  • 1 or more bags of Jolly Rancher candy (the amount of candy depends on the size of tray you want to make)
  • 1 baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Unwrap the candy and arrange them on the parchment paper leaving about 1/4 inch between each piece. You can randomly arrange the colors or make your own pattern. They sky is the limit!

Bake the candy for 7-10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool. Once it has cooled and firmed up, peel off the parchment paper and you now have a Jolly Rancher tray which can be used for serving desserts, candies, etc.

Once you have the technique down, you can try to make a fluted bowl. Follow the steps outlined above. Once the tray has cooled a little (still pliable), pick it up by the parchment paper and set it into a bowl to harden. Work the parchment to get the desired amount of fluting.



  1. Love It! As I was reading I was thinking of a way to make it into a bowl, or with edges. Thanks for including that idea!

  2. The bowl turned out real nice. It can be a little tricky. If you place the parchment paper with the melted candy in the bowl too soon, it will drip down the sides and puddle in the center. If you wait to long and it gets hard to work with, simply pop it back into the oven for a minute and try again.