Recipe by 5thCourse
These tiny standing trees will dress up your dessert trays and delight your family and guests! No baking, not much effort! Recipe from a village bakery in Ontario. (Amount of chocolate and yield are estimated)
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, melted
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
- 3 cups coconut
- green food coloring (optional)
- 3 ounces chocolate, for dipping
- decorative candies (silver balls)
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine all ingredients well, except chocolate, using as much food coloring as desired.
- While 'dough' is still warm and pliable, take about a tablespoon amount (decide how large you would like your trees) and with fingertips, shape into an upsidedown cone/a standing fir-tree.
- Do not try rolling. Squeeze your amount firmly so it adheres toegther, then stand one end on work surface and shape into a fir-tree, pressing fairly firmly.
- Do not make tip too sharp in order to accomodate the decorative ball later.
- When all the 'dough' is shaped, melt chocolate and dip tops of trees.
- While chocolate is still soft, place silver ball on the tip.
- A thought: would white chocolate look like snow?