I had a vision pop into my head the other day (kind of like this one) and I knew my kids would love them but I wasn’t sure if the vision would actually come out like I envisioned. I decided to give these waffle cone Christmas tree treats a try anyway because they are so easy to do, cost very little and my kids enjoyed eating them as a treat after school the day I made them. Actually, I am sure they would have been fine a few days later if you just put them in the fridge once they are all done.
6-8 Waffle Cones* (I did 6 and had plenty of green chocolate leftover)
1 cup Wilton Chocolate wafer melts in green
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup flaked, sweetened coconut
2-3 tbsp of black icing** (I bought a tube of already made and used it with a small tip)
Tiny ball sprinkles (as many as you need to put “lights” on the tree)
Candy Cane candy (I bought my at Bulk Barn)
Any Christmas sprinkles you like
* You could also use smaller sugar cones for this as well
** You can use any colour icing you would like for the light “strings”
I started by breaking some of the waffle cone off of each one so that it would sit somewhat level when placed standing up. Using a double boiler, if you have one, or I just put a bowl over a low boiling pot of water. Add the Wilton chocolate wafers and the coconut oil to the bowl and stir until completely melted and smooth. Now you could dip the waffle cones directly if you wish, but I used a spoon to completely cover the pointed tip of the waffle cone down as far as you can to the large opening of the cone.
Place them standing up on a tray that the extra can drip off onto. While they are still wet and the chocolate is hardening, sprinkle with the coconut. If you are going to use other sprinkles, do them now as well, as they will stick to the green chocolate as it hardens as well. I then used the black icing to “draw” a string around the tree. I then placed the tiny ball sprinkles and candy canes on the string. As you can see from the photos, I just had a good time decorating the trees anyway we wanted and once they were all done, the kids enjoyed eating them as a little treat after school.
Do you like easy treats for the holidays?