Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins
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)
- 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?
This was a bit messy, but super tasty! I put dark chocolate and then white chocolate for a neat color contrast. This is a very cute and yummy dessert for the holidays or any day!
They taste great and looked nice but it was pretty messy, definately not something for my son to help with. I used green food dye and red & green sprinkles and chilled them when I was done. If someone can let me know how to make rolling and dipping them less messy I could definately give a higher rating. Maybe next time I'll just make them into little balls to dip into the chocolate.