These sweet little Reese’s and Hershey’s Kiss Christmas Trees are fun, easy, and a delicious treat for everyone!
I saw some adorable Reese’s Christmas Trees over on Sweet Simple Stuff and knew that I wanted to try them. I mean, how adorable is a CHOCOLATE TREE?
I wanted these to taste good in addition to being adorable so I made a white cupcake with vanilla buttercream covered in sweetened coconut. When people see this cupcake they usually eat the tree first so it was important that the cupcake taste delicious on its own.
To Make Mini Christmas Tree Cupcakes:
2 dozen white cupcakes, recipe below
4 cups whipped vanilla buttercream
1 cup (maybe more depending on how much you use) sweetened coconut flakes
Green Food coloring
Rainbow non-perils (tiny ball sprinkles)
24 Miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped
24 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped
#5 decorators tip and pastry bag
Mini Stars (mine are from the Bakerella brand)
Optional: Confectioner’s sugar for dusting
Recipe from here.
I made a little video on how I assembled these cupcakes:
To make the green frosting I took 1/2 cup of buttercream and added green food coloring. You can also skip this step and simply pipe out white buttercream.
I poured all of my non-perils into a bowl so that I could dip/roll the trees in it. This ended up being much easier than trying to press the non-perils in with my fingers. They did not cover as well when sprinkled on either.
You can also serve these Chocolate Christmas Trees alone, or not on top of a cupcake!