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Candy Christmas Tree

 Candy Christmas Tree
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
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.