25/11/2013

Easy Edible Holiday Gifts: Rocky Road Christmas Trees

DIY Easy Edible Gifts: Rocky Road Christmas Trees via Love From Ginger

If you’re like me and love receiving an edible gift (preferably a chocolate one!), you’re going to be smitten with these easy rocky road Christmas trees.

These are the work of my super talented friend Sarah, who has kindly collaborated with me for 3 amazing edible gift ideas which I’m sharing over the next week as part of the “12 Days of DIY” series.

I was so dazzled when I saw these trees (yes, there were audible gasps when Sarah walked through my front door!), and then I was even more surprised when I saw just how easy they are to make.

These are the perfect easy edible holiday gifts for an end of year teacher thank-you or a hostess gift if you’ve been invited to a Christmas party.

DIY Easy Edible Gifts: Rocky Road Christmas Trees via Love From Ginger

How delicious does that gooey rocky road centre look!

I can confirm it is very hard to just eat a little bit (these trees were lucky to make it through the photo shoot – if I didn’t have my camera in hand they would seriously have been eaten before any photo was taken!).

DIY Easy Edible Gifts: Rocky Road Christmas Trees via Love From Ginger

Rocky Road Christmas Trees (makes 1 large or 2 medium trees)

Ingredients:

400g dark chocolate
2 cups total of whatever delectable goodies you want to include on the inside – turkish delight, macadamias, marshmallows etc.
Pinch of salt
Cone mould (you can make one with cardboard by rolling a piece of card on the diagonal, then lining it with baking paper)

To make:

Step 1: Melt the chocolate using your preferred method. To get a perfect point, add some chocolate to the top of your cone. Place your cone in a cup to keep it upright before pouring the chocolate tip in.
Step 2: Mix in your additions.
Step 3: Pour into the mould.
Step 4: Smooth out the bottom so it sits flat.
Step 5: Let sit for four hours and then remove the mould and decorate as you wish.

Sarah decorated these with silver and coloured sprinkles and snowflakes made from melted white chocolate.

DIY Easy Edible Gifts: Rocky Road Christmas Trees via Love From Ginger

DIY Easy Edible Gifts: Rocky Road Christmas Trees via Love From Ginger

You could wrap these by placing them on a cardboard base, wrapping with cellophane and tying with a pretty ribbon.

Make a whole bunch to give to your office coworkers, or just make one to share after Christmas dinner.

I’d love to know what you think. Do you love receiving edible gifts like this?

P.S .Thank you Sarah – it’s fun to collaborate with such talented friends!

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11 thoughts on “Easy Edible Holiday Gifts: Rocky Road Christmas Trees

  1. Greta

    These look AMAZING!!! Such an original idea, I will definitely be making some of these for my friends this Christmas. Thank you!!

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