Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes and Banana Santa Treats-So Simple to Do!
Merry Christmas! And what better way to celebrate with a Christmas cupcake. This special treat is so easy to make and takes only a few ingredients.
Adding this edible Christmas tree on top of a snow covered (coconut) cupcake is so festive!
All you need are Candy melts (could use green for a natural tree or white chocolate for a snow covered or flocked tree) The sprinkles create the small twinkle lights on the tree, A yellow mini M&M's make a great tree topper. Use the pretzel sticks for the tree trunk.
I created a triangle the size I wanted my tree and copied it on several pieces of paper. Then I put wax paper over the top of the copy paper and taped it to the counter. Then I put a pretzel stick on each tree. Doing it this way makes it so all your trees are the same size (instead of free-handing it) I also set out the yellow mini M&M.
Melt the green or white chocolate in microwave or atop a double boiler (instructions on Candy Melts package) You can purchase Candy Melts at any craft store or even Zuchers. I put the chocolate in a frosting bag with a small round tip. Then I just applied the chocolate back and forth as shown above in the triangle shape. Be sure when you get to the pretzel to make sure you have covered it nicely. You will want to make only a few at a time so you have time to add the sprinkles and M&M before the chocolate gets hard. After you're done you can leave them out on the counter and the chocolate will harden, or if you're in a hurry you can refrigerate them.
We made chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (1 cube of softened butter, 1 package of 8 oz package of softened cream cheese and about 3 cups, or more, of powdered sugar--combined in a mixing bowl) After piping the frosting onto the cupcake, dip the cupcake into a bowl of coconut to create the snowy look. Then place the Christmas tree on top of the cupcake. People will definitely be impressed and they will be delicious!
I posted this delightful Christmas treat on my Instagram page but wanted to share it here too. This is the cutest version of the Banana Santa Christmas treat I've seen. Love that they used marshmallows for the hat fur and a M&M for the nose. Found on cleanandscentsible's Instagram page. Click HERE to go to her Blog.