I enlisted the help of Charli’s Crafty Kitchen for some crafty food ideas, and below you’ll find a fabulous tutorial on how to make adorable Christmas Tree Pinatas. Place in clear wrap, add a ribbon and you have a cute homemade gift or make a few of these trees for a fabulous (and edible) table centrepiece.
Melted white chocolate
Ice-cream cones or flat-top waffle cones, or mini ice cream cones (we used standard ice-cream cones)
Reeces Mini Peanut butter cups (in Australia these are available at lolly shops)
Green sprinkles (we got ours from the monster sprinkle mix at Woolworths, also look at cake shops or on eBay for them)
Jellybeans (or other small candy)
Cookies that will cover the base of the cone. Slight overlap is better than too small (we used Arnotts tic-tocs) I would not advise using filled cookies as the base can come loose
A teaspoon to distribute white chocolate
Baking paper/parchment paper/wax paper
Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas (tutorial by Ashlee – 4)
Fill the cone with jellybeans
Spread white chocolate around the top edge of the cone, being careful not to get any on the jellybeans as much as possible.
Press cookie on as a lid and wait for the chocolate to set (approx 5 minutes).
Cover the entire cone with white chocolate. This is easier if you dip the base and hold it by the tip, spreading the chocolate upwards. Once the bottom is covered, place it on the baking paper and spoon chocolate over the top until it is covered.
Get a pinch of sprinkles and start sprinkling them over the cone evenly before the chocolate sets.
While the chocolate is still wet, place mini M&M’s randomly over the entire cone. If chocolate sets, use a toothpick to apply a little white chocolate to glue on the M&M’s. Allow the chocolate to set for a further 10 minutes. (you can place it in the fridge to speed it up).
Put some white chocolate on the top of the mini peanut butter cup and glue it to the base of your tree, making sure it is roughly in the middle. Before the chocolate sets, make sure your tree can stand up and move it a little if needed.
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Charli’s Crafty Kitchen began in Sept 2012 when Charli was 6 years old and Ashlee was 3. Charli, now 7 (& sometimes 4-year-old Ashlee too!) will teach you how to make some great party foods that are simple and cute. There are tutorials for every occasion! Cake pops, cupcake toppers, party favours, cake decorating and easy no bake recipes. We now upload once a week so hit the subscribe button to get our latest videos! The girls have been recently featured in The Courier Mail and New Idea Magazine and The Today Show due to their YouTube success.