Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas

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.

Christmas Food Ideas - kids Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas


Melted white chocolate

Ice-cream cones or flat-top waffle cones, or mini ice cream cones (we used standard ice-cream cones)

Mini M&M’s

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)

Step 1

Fill the cone with jellybeans

Christmas Food Ideas - kids Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas

Step 2

Spread white chocolate around the top edge of the cone, being careful not to get any on the jellybeans as much as possible.

Christmas Food Ideas - kids Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas

Step 3

Press cookie on as a lid and wait for the chocolate to set (approx 5 minutes).

Christmas Food Ideas - kids Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas

Step 4

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.

Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas

Step 5

Get a pinch of sprinkles and start sprinkling them over the cone evenly before the chocolate sets.

Christmas Food Ideas - kids Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas

Step 6

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).

Christmas Food Ideas - kids Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas

Step 7

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.

Christmas Food Ideas - kids Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas

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    Kelly Be A Fun Mum
    October 29, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    They really do have that wow factor. Thanks girls for sharing!

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    October 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    My IGA in Australia Sells Reeses… just for you Fellow Australians 😀

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    Kelly Be A Fun Mum
    November 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    My friend made these but just did it without the peanut butter cup at the bottom (so the trees just sat flat) and they still looked (and worked) fantastically.

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    December 17, 2013 at 8:58 am

    You can get Reece’s at “cheap as chips” now too
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    an extravagant amount at a gourmet lolly shop)

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    kathy powell
    December 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

    thank u for sharing that. that is so cute; I like to make thing like that for my grand babe along with home maded candy & they love it? THANK’S & MAY GOD BLESS U

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    December 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    you could even use a jersey caramel as the base too if u cant find any reece’s peanut butter cups .. love the idea – thanks for sharing 🙂

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