Prep 45 mins
Cook 5 mins
Something I want to try next Christmas. These are little decorative (and edible) trees that can be stuck into cupcakes, cakes, or whatever you like. If you don't want to use toothpicks, the trees can be laid flat rather than standing up. I guessed at the number of servings.
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- edible glitter or colored sprinkles
- wooden toothpick
- wax paper
- Draw multiple Christmas tree outlines (1 1/2 to 2 inches high) on a piece of paper. You can also trace around a cookie cutter.
- Put the paper with the drawings on a cookie sheet. Lay a piece of wax paper on top. You don't have to use a cookie sheet, but it allows you to move the trees before they are set.
- Heat the chocolate and shortening in a saucepan over lot heat (or microwave). Stirring frequently until melted. Pour into decorating bag with a plain tip or into a ziploc bag with a corner snipped.
- Pip chocolate tree outline and fill in center with random branches. IMMEDIATELY place a toothpick at the bottom of the tree, about 1/3 - 1/4 inch into the base of the tree.
- Sprinkle with edible glitter or colored sprinkles if desired.
- Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.