Today … the day before Christmas Eve … I am sharing another Christmas idea!!! I wasn’t going to do it … couldn’t help myself … have no willpower! I have issues … one of them is I want to do everything … even though I don’t have time! I really was restraining myself, until this morning when I saw that new Christmas ideas were popping up all over … I caved and broke out the chocolate! I really should be cleaning my house ;)
I am not kidding when I say that I want to do everything, like yesterday … I was in my front yard building an igloo out of milk jugs … my lighted penguin needed a home! ;) I’ve been talking about doing it for over a year (and saving empty milk jugs) … the hubby and sons didn’t believe that I really would do it … so, I HAD TO DO IT or I would never hear the end of it. Bad news is … I couldn’t finish … need about 50 more jugs … about 150 total for a small igloo! My penguin has an igloo with a skylight :)
While I was glue gunning milk cartons and talking to neighbors, one neighbor brought me a tray of cookies … so sweet and they are leaving town for a few days! I assumed that I would distribute goodies to my neighbors tomorrow … wrong! I quickly ran in the house, threw together some cookies and stole candy from my hubby’s supply for coworkers and delivered it. Now, I have to replenish … these trees will help … they’re so quick and easy to make ;)
To make 16 trees – you will need …
- 1 package of Ovation Sticks (I used Irish Cream) from SweetWorks
- 1/2 to 1 pound candy coating/candy melts (such as CandiQuik)
- 16 pretzel sticks
- sprinkles (non-pariels, sugar, etc.)
- star sprinkles
Cover a tray with parchment or wax paper. Melt the candy coating according to directions on the package and place in squeeze bottles or disposable pastry bags.
- Make a tree shape using a pretzel stick as the trunk and 2 Ovation Sticks.
- This is like coloring within the lines … only using chocolate and squiggling within the lines. You may want to do it twice if the squiggles are too far apart.
- Add some sprinkles.
- Add a star. Chill for a few minutes or let sit at room temperature until hardened. DONE!
Just a few of these trees could dress up any cookie platter!