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Candy Christmas Tree Recipe
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Candy Christmas Tree Recipe

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This is the perfect centerpiece at your holiday get-together and the best thing about it is that it is eatable.—Kathryn Luna, Dana Point, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • Green liquid or paste food coloring
  • Styrofoam cone (12 inches high)
  • 15 hard peppermint candies
  • 15 hard spearmint candies
  • 19 large red gumdrops
  • 19 large green gumdrops
  • 25 to 35 pieces crimped ribbon candy
  • 23 pieces cut rock candy


  1. Tint frosting green. Place cone on a 9-in. plate; frost the sides and top of cone. Starting at the bottom, alternate peppermint and spearmint candies around the cone in a single row. Alternate red and green gumdrops in a row above candies.
  2. Arrange remaining candies in rows around the cone until reaching the top. Position a mint candy on the tip of the cone; top with a gumdrop. Yield: 1 tree.
Originally published as Candy Christmas Tree in Country Woman November/December 2001, p36

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