I love making these little Christmas trees, almost as much as people love eating them! I have been making these for the past few Christmases and they are really popular. And did I mention easy?? Doesn’t get much easier than this!
They are so simple and you can play around with them heaps. These are little ones, but you could make the bottom layer 5 across if you prefer and have a larger tree. You can colour the white chocolate with chocolate colouring (powder so the chocolate does not split) and have red or green ‘trees’. You can pop them in individual cellophane bags and give them away as little gifts, or serve them as part of a Christmas Platter. My kids like that they can separate out the marshmallows to “share” with their siblings or friends. You can jazz them up as I did here with some drizzled on white chocolate and crushed candy canes or leave them plain!
If you would like to add a ribbon to make it look more like a decoration, that is easy too. I added a little drizzle of white chocolate to create a loop but you can easily just add a drop of melted white chocolate to the back of the tree once cooled and pop the ribbon straight onto that and allow to set!
The quantities are a little rough as really it depends on how many you wish to make. If you have left over white chocolate you can always use this as a drizzle over the marshmallow, or grab some ice-cream and go to town! 😉
- 60-70 grams white chocolate (I used Cadbury Dream - always use a tasty chocolate!)
- 36 marshmallows (I used Pascalls)
- 1-2 Candy Canes (optional - or sprinkles, stars, edible glitter, 100's & 1,000's etc)
- Prepare a baking tray with baking paper (I quickly spray the tray with oil and then the paper sticks!)
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a small bowl, 35 seconds, stir, then 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between until completely melted.
- Crush Candy Canes if you wish to use these (I popped mine in a ziplock bag and bashed with a rolling pin - or hammer will work!)
- Dip the marshmallow in the melted chocolate until it comes up the side about 3-4mm, then place on the tray, repeat with the remaining marshmallows to create the tree, one less marshmallow per layer until you complete with one at the top!
- If you wish to add a ribbon you can add a loop of melted chocolate as I have done drizzled off a spoon, or once chocolate set turn tree over and add a dollop of melted chocolate to the back and stick ribbon to that.
- Pop tray into the fridge to allow chocolate to set - and you are done!
- Keep in fridge until ready to serve, handle with care until completely set.
It is as easy as that! You could try this with mini marshmallows too for a little tree, be a bit more fiddly but would look super cute!
I have many more Christmas Recipes to come – check out this one for Candy Cane Chocolate Bark
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