white chocolate Christmas trees using Hershey’s chocolate
chocolate Christmas trees
Chocolate Christmas trees are so very easy to make, but look gorgeous. Use them as Christmas party favors or to top cupcakes.
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.
more easy Christmas treats
You can also make mini chocolate Christmas trees with green candy melts.
how to make chocolate Christmas trees
you will need:*
- HERSHEY’S Premier White Chips
- HERSHEY-ETS Candy Coated Milk Chocolates in red and green colors
- disposable decorating bags
- 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.
make your chocolate Christmas trees:
Line a baking tray or trays with wax or parchment paper.
Place ½ to ¾ cup of Hershey’s white chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 70 percent power for 1 minute, 30 seconds.
Stir and continue to microwave at 15 second intervals until the chocolate is almost melted. Then, stir, using the residual heat, to fully melt the chocolate.
Let the chocolate cool just to the touch and scrape into the disposable decorating bag. If you like, tie the top of the decorating bag with a rubber band.
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’s candies 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.