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A Mess-Free Way to Crush Peppermints or Other Hard Candies

Look to this quick, mess-free tip for crushing peppermint candies.

Coarsely crush the peppermint candies in a resealable plastic bag using the smooth side of a meat mallet. Since the candies are so hard, the heftiness of the mallet is the best thing for breaking them up quickly.

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