HERSHEY’S GIVEAWAY!! and some easy chocolate Christmas tree pops

How has it already been three weeks since my fabulous trip to HERSHEY’S headquarters? Sigh. I miss Hershey’s. The luxury hotel room, the spa, the royal treatment, the excitement of working with the wow-amazing crew in the HERSHEY’S test kitchens. Oh yeah, and the chocolate. So very much chocolate. At least I have the chocolate in my kitchen. And so can you!!  One of you lucky folks will receive:  an apron, cookie cutters, set of recipe cards and variety of Hershey’s baking products from HERSHEY’S.

 

Scroll to the end of this post for the GIVEAWAY.

 

My latest chocolate adventure is a super-easy one. What with this baby coming in six days (yeah, SIX days), everything I’m making falls under the category of “super-easy.” Chocolate Christmas tree pops. Quick and yummy.

 

 

how to make chocolate Christmas tree pops

you will need:*

HERSHEY’S Premier White Chips

HERSHEY’S HERSHEY-ETS Candy Coated Milk Chocolates in red and green colors

disposable decorating bags

scissors

baking tray(s)

wax or parchment paper

lollipop sticks

*Find the disposable decorating bags and lollipop sticks (6-inch is best) in the craft store.

what to do:

Line a baking tray or trays with wax or parchment paper. Place ½ to ¾ cup of Hershey’s white chips in a decorating bag. Microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute, 30 seconds. Massage the bag and continue to microwave at 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted. Massage the bag to remove any lumps. TIP: Close the top of the decorating bag with a rubber band, if you like. Snip about 1/4-inch from the tip of the bag. Pipe a dot on the baking tray, place a lollipop stick on top, then pipe a tree on top of the stick. Don’t worry about precision! I just piped back and forth to make three rows of “branches.” Immediately press the green and red Hershey-ets into the chocolate. Fill the rest of the tray(s) and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Want more chocolate?

Visit HERSHEY’S Kitchens for tons of recipes and craft ideas.

Check out my fellow bakers at Cookie Headquarters.

And if you need more inspiration, I’m collecting holiday goodies made with HERSHEY’S on a Pinterest board.

 

And now…. THE GIVEAWAY!!!!

 

THE PRIZE:

HERSHEY’S apron, cookie cutters, recipe cards and baking products.

TO ENTER:

Leave a comment to this post before Friday, December 7th, 2012, midnight, EST.

 

THE DETAILS:

Prize ships directly from HERSHEY’S to US addresses only.

Winner has 48 hours to respond after being notified before another winner is drawn.

 

EXTRA:

If you’ve baked any goodies using HERSHEY’S products and have blogged about them,

include the link and I’ll add to my Pinterest page, if you like.

(This one is NOT necessary to enter the giveaway, it’s just for my own collection.)

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Comments

  1. Tracy Turner says

    These are the cutest..I see a trip to the store in my future to pick up the ‘goods’ to make these lovelies.. (Yay for December Babies)

  2. Becky H says

    This is such an awesome idea – and so quick!!! I totally want to make these as a holiday bake sale fundraiser. :)

  3. Hyunah L says

    This is cute! My three-year-old girl will definitely volunteer for a sous-chef. How can she not want to make these pretty trees?

  4. Lucy Benavides says

    I love these cute Christmas Trees, I just got an idea to make some of these and put them on my x-mass tree instead of candy canes. Thank you for all your ideas they are marvelous.

  5. Donna says

    We love Hershey’s chocolates! We use so many of their products in our holiday baking! This is a fabulous giveaway! Blessings..

  6. Ronda C. says

    Cute trees, I will be using your sugar cookie recipe for the kids to decorate this year, last year used prepackaged stuff, no one would eat the cookies. yuk! Thanks!

  7. says

    Lol- I just made some green trees similar to this- but I LOVE using the white with the red and green candies- that is super cute!

    Congrats on the baby coming in just a few days!!

    And thanks for the chance to win this cute prize pack- I adore those hershey kiss cookie cutters. I bet there are some cute Valentine’s things that could be done with those.

    : )

  8. Moni says

    I just bought your book and can’t wait to make some of the cookies with my granddaughter. Of course chocolate would be good too!

  9. Gail Cooper says

    I love Hershey’s! They have the best recipes. I found one yesterday to try, a macaroon with a kiss in the middle.

  10. Grama Kathy says

    Just found your blog, and you’ve ramped up my Christmas cookie/cutter/baking excitement! You’re in My Favorites forever!

  11. Maryanne says

    What a great, and simple idea. I wish I had seen this when I was a scout troop leader. The girls would have loved making these.

  12. ColleenB. says

    The tree pops are really cute. They look like so much fun and easy to do.
    Thank you
    Thank you also for this sweet giveaway opportunity. Hope I win; as I’m in need of some chocolate chips and used up the last of my cocoa this morning.
    ColleenB.

  13. Seema says

    Those piped trees are gorgeous! I am thinking to make those for our annual holiday party. It would make such an elegant display to have a whole bunch of those all propped up on a decorated styrofoam box…kind of like a winter wonderland forest! Would love to try the hershey’s white chips as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. says

    Wow, how cute are those pops!?!?!? Amazing that you can find time for projects with only 6 days to go. You rock!! Thanks for this super awesome giveaway. I would loooooove to win. I have spent most of my life in southeastern PA and didn’t make it to Hershey until the age of 36!!!! It’s my new fave place on the planet! Can’t wait to get back…

  15. Lorri Ercolani says

    I’m so glad that I found your blog…I have such fond memories of Hershey Park. Best of luck with the baby!

  16. Norma says

    These trees are adorable! I’ve got to make them for Christmas this year, and I LOVE white chocolate (even though they say it’s not really chocolate!) My nieces and nephews will love these…so will my boys for that matter! And that apron is cute. Would love to win this giveaway.

  17. Jenn Bontrager says

    What a nice giveaway! I always love to bake cookies every Christmas and take them all around to my neighbors with a card. I ecspecially love those cookie cutters. They are so cute!

  18. Kaycee says

    Those pops look amazingly yummy! What a great idea! As for the giveaway, thanks so much! I love the kiss shaped cookie cutters! Adorable!

  19. Barbara says

    I was in search of a quick treat for work for this Friday. With company coming in and having no time to make something elaborate, these are going to fit the bill nicely. thank you so much for sharing!

  20. chrissy says

    My grandson and I r going to make x-mas cookies for him to pass out as gifts, he’s 6,kindergarden, and I know these trees will also be a big delight for his classmates since they are Hershey Cho. and what child does not like Hershey cho…lol…thanx for the great, simple but adborable idea… 😉

  21. Mary says

    i love to bake and love hershey’s products! Great giveaway and adorable christmas trees actually came on here to pin it and found the giveaway!

  22. julie says

    yum yum we love chocolate.. the kiddies will love making the trees.. would be super excited if we won the cool cutters and all that chocolate..

  23. says

    Oh! These are so adorable! I think these will be on the list of cookies I am going to make this year ! Thank you for sharing!
    Wishing you well for your little Miracle that will be here soon!

  24. barbara n says

    You had me at Chocolate ! The Christmas trees look amazing and sound like something even I could do! Thanks for the great idea!

  25. Kristen S says

    I love the Christmas Tree Pops. Hershey’s products are the absolute best! Easy to work with, high quality, and affordable! Congratulations on the baby, btw. Today is my “baby’s” 18th birthday!! Merry Christmas, everyone.

  26. jonquil says

    Cute trees! Quite a handy giveaway as Grandchild #1 shall be making chocolate chip cookies for Christmas presents this year :)

  27. Kim Baldridge says

    Who wouldn’t want a kitchen stocked with Hershey’s stuff? Those trees would make a great edible centerpiece!

  28. Marlene says

    I love Hershey’s chocolate and your tree pops are adorable. We will be making these this year. Thank you for this giveaway.

  29. Jen Holley says

    What an awesome giveaway! The trees are so cute and easy looking 😀 I have been drooling over those cutters for months now. Months I tell you!

  30. nita says

    I love those cookie cutters and (obviously) chocolate! Did you have a hard time getting the chocolate off the parchment? I’ve tried something like this for Valentine’s day and could not get the chocolate off in 1 piece.

  31. Lora (Howard) Wells says

    I just recently found the Hershey’s Premiere White chips! They are so awesome! Not only are they less expensive, but they have a better over all flavor, better melting point; and are far less “waxy” than the competitor’s brand! I don’t have a blog, but I recently made some Carrot Cake Cookies using Hershey’s White chips and they didn’t last the night!

  32. Hannah H says

    Love using these chocolates in lots of my baking. Most recently I made some nice cake pops and used white chocolate for the shell.

  33. Julie Henderson says

    This is one SWEET prize! Hey: when the going gets tough, the tough get chocolate!! 😉 Thanks so much for the giveaway, oh, & more thing: I really could use this prize pack for Christmas baking for gifts. Blessings for a peaceful Christmas. <3

  34. Rose says

    Hersheys Chocolate! Brings back so many childhoold memories & I still use it today & am teaching my grandson when he comes out for his “cooking” lessons.

  35. Diana says

    HI!!Your Giveaway is most gracious!! All that chocolate–*sigh* and the cookie cutters. We could make so much with them. Makes me want to drool thinking about it!!!! I’m praying you’ll have a quick delivery with your baby. thank you for the smart ideas & God Bless You!!!!

  36. Shawn Johnson says

    What a cute and very, very, easy, breezy cookie to make!! But of course I will need to win the stuff first. LOL
    Thank you

  37. Vanessa Richard says

    What a cute idea…..I am attending a holiday party with the theme of the grinch who stole christmas….these would be perfect to bring

  38. esther says

    this is awesome! my mom and i have been looking for homemade baked goods/treats to make for christmas and these would be perf :)

  39. Kelley Sylvia says

    Love this, just what I was looking for to finish off the cookie trays I’ll be making. Thank you, Merry Christmas!!!!

  40. Danielle D says

    Adorable lollies! I’ll probably give them a try for our family Christmas party. My nieces and nephews will eat them up!

  41. Jesselyn Nakolo says

    What a fun idea! I’m always looking for ideas that are in the category of ‘super easy”. Thanks for sharing.I will try this with my son this year.

  42. says

    What an awsome idea!! Always looking for cool and easy things to do with my daughter Hailey in the kitchen. She loves sharing, so u can bet that she will package these trees up to give to family and friends. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Sharon Holquist says

    plan on makeing these for the kids in the neighborhood.
    get so many ideas of things to make the kids look forward every holday or special days for what they will get that day
    thank you

  44. Jessica Gomez says

    Thank you very much for this awesome treat idea! So looking forward to see how fast these will be eaten up by my family.

  45. Meegan says

    These are such an adorable idea! I will be adding them to my Christmas “Cookie Bar” as edible decorations! The kids will love them. THANKS!!

  46. Vetta says

    These look so easy, but I am definitely challenged. All of you ladies are so talented.
    Merry Christmas to each and everyone !!

  47. Rachel Tubbs says

    Congratulations on baby number 2! My son and I loved making these trees….they are soooo cute, the boy scouts LOVED them!

  48. Kara LaPorte says

    Just discovering your blog. Love our stuff and loooove Hershey’s. Can’t wait to try the trees for myself and then…eat em!

  49. Joyce Edelen says

    these were my first choice to pin on my pinterest Christmas Cookie board. Cant wait to try this at my sister in laws cookie party in December. I know it will be a hit!

  50. Jan W. says

    I’ve been to Hershey, but never stayed at the hotel or did the spa thing. Last year I made tree-shaped cakepops, but heck. This sure looks alot easier! So cute! Thanks!

  51. Kristen Ruby says

    The cookie cutters are adorable! And so are your Christmas Tree pops. They would be perfect for my son’s preschool class! Merry Christmas!

  52. Denise S. says

    I love the Christmas tree pops. So cute.
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

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