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Foot High Chocolate Christmas Tree

by meggf (follow)
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Don't worry if you're not usually creative or artistic, it kind of makes itself, the decorations do all the work! This tree is made of chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate, a few lollies, and you guessed it .... more chocolate!

Preparation Time: 2hrs
Setting Time: Over night
Decoration Time: 1hr
Makes: How big is a serving of chocolate!

A bucket or large stock pot
A brick
A large sheet of cardboard
Baking paper

6kg chocolate (milk, dark or a combination)
750g White Chocolate
Dried fruit and nuts
Shredded Coconut
Liquid green food colouring
1 lollypop on a stick
Non liquid green food colouring
Smarties or other lollies for decoration
Licorice allsorts

Roll the cardboard into a cone shape and tape it well.

Roll baking paper into a roll and fit it neatly inside the cardboard
Put the brick in the bucket
Stick the lollypop stick through the hole on the outside of the cone, so the stick is poking through into it and the lolly is on the outside (it makes the star on top)
Melt a block of chocolate and pour gently into the tip of the cone.
Ensure the stick is straight, and then leave it to set for a while in the bucket.
Keep pouring the chocolate in, add nuts, fruit, and marshmallows (or anything else you like with chocolate) and keep on melting and pouring.
Once you've used all the chocolate, leave it to dry over night.

Naked tree, ready for decoration

Add coconut to an airtight container with a few drops of liquid food colour and shake until the coconut is coloured
Place coconut on a large, flat serving plate
Carefully remove the cardboard and baking paper from the outside of your tree and place it in the centre of your green coconut plate
Melt and stain white chocolate with non liquid green colouring (liquid will cause white chocolate to seize)
Pour and spread it evenly over the top of the tree
Quickly stick decorations to the outside before the white chocolate sets
Place a pile of licorice allsorts at the base of the tree to look like presents.

Place tree on the table with your christmas faire and cut carefully using a heavy, hot knife.

The finished product!

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