A Partridge in a Chocolate Truffle Tree!

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 5hrs
SERVES: 12-18

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    kg good quality chocolate truffles or 1 kg marshmallows
  • For the Tree
  • 1
    (15 inch) foam balls
  • 1
    (10 -12 inch) length wood branches
  • 15 -20
    small white foam balls
  • 1
    plant pot
  • florist's foam
  • aluminum foil
  • length ribbon
  • cocktail stick
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DIRECTIONS

  • Spray the "trunk" of the tree with a colour of your choice such as gold or silver.
  • Spray the plant pot the same colour, allow them to dry for at least 4 hours.
  • Cover the foam ball with aluminium foil and wrap securely around, taping if necessary.
  • Place some pebbles in the bottom of the plant pot and then push the florist's foam in, on top of the pebbles - wedging it in so that it is firm.
  • Stick the "trunk" into the foil-covered ball - firmly - then push the other end of the "trunk" into the florist's foam in the prepared plant pot. Make sure it is firm and does not rock, add some more pebbles.
  • Tie a ribbon around the top of the "trunk" at the base of the foil-covered ball - then tie a large bow.
  • Take a cocktail stick and push it into your truffle, (or other sweets/candy) then push the other end into the foam ball making sure it is securely positioned.
  • Do this for all the chocolate truffles until the "tree" is full.
  • Add some white foam packing balls around the top of the plant pot to resemble snow - brush off any loose cocoa and serve with coffee!
  • Don't forget to pin your Partridge nearby! My Partridge is a glass bird, that was a gift from JoyfulCook!
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