DIY Peppermint Shot Glasses / Cups Recipe
 
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These are great to be used as cups for hot chocolate or chocolate milk for the kids, or the perfect size for adult-beverage shots. :) Have several people help you at once so you can do more at a time, as one person can only physically make 2-3 at a time.
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Recipe type: drinks
Serves: 1 shot glass/cup
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  1. Preheat your oven to 300F. Higher temperatures result in uneven melting and yellowing of the candy.
  2. Cut a square of parchment paper roughly 6" x 6" for each glass you will make. This will make it much easier to peel off the paper if you're doing more that one.
  3. Place your parchment paper on a cookie sheet and then arrange 7 candies tightly in a flower shape by placing one candy in the middle, and the other 6 touching all around, tightly with no gaps. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it through the window, if you can.
  4. Time is of the essence with this last step! Remove the tray from the oven and place on a pot holder next to your upside-down shot glass. Have something cold (like a beer) nearby to soothe your fingers if they get too hot. Pick up the parchment paper (it's not hot) and set it on the counter close to the shot glass. Let it cool for about 10 seconds. Pick up the parchment and let it hang vertically. Start to peel off the edge of the candy quickly, and once it's able to be peeled off, just let it fall upside down on the countertop. This helps it from folding over and ruining your effort. Now quickly! Pick up the candy and place it, bottom side touching the shot glass. It will naturally fold over the bottom of the shot glass, but then you'll have to help it along by folding it further so it forms a cup shape. Once it reaches a certain point, it's impossible to shape it anymore, so be prepared to work very quickly.
  5. If it's too hot, it will melt down the glass like a Dali painting, which maybe a cool effect for some, but hurts your fingers more. If it cools too much, it won't be malleable at all. May take a couple tries to get the timing right.
  6. Let it cool until it's just warm to the touch. Be gentle and just pop it off the glass, no oil or spray required. You may have to twist a tiny bit to get it to release.
  7. Serve your drink of choice in the cups. They're reusable!
Recipe by The Watering Mouth at https://thewateringmouth.com/diy-peppermint-shot-glasses-cups-recipe-video/