Make a Holiday Cake Pop Tree

This delicious cake pop tree is about to be your new favorite holiday party food. Add homemade cake pops to a simple tree form to make the tastiest tree you've ever decorated. Plus, get our favorite cake pop recipe!

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Wow your holiday party guests with this adorable (and delicious) edible Christmas tree. Use different colors of candy coating to create a tasty treat that fits right in to the Christmas decor - until it gets eaten, that is! And with our best cake pop tips, this project is so easy! 

What You'll Need:

  • Cake pop recipe 
  • Lollipop sticks 
  • Candy coating 
  • Crushed peppermint (or other candy)
  • Foam tree 
  • Twinkle lights (optional) 

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Step 1: Make cake pops

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Prepare cake pop dough according to our recipe; since you'll cover the finished pops with candy coating, make them in any flavor you want. Dip store-bought lollipop sticks into melted candy coating and attach a dough ball to each stick. The trick to making cake pops that stay on their sticks is freezing the pops directly before and after attaching the dough ball. 

Step 2: Decorate cake pops

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While the finished pops are in the freezer, prepare a store-bought candy coating for decorating. Melt the coating and add coloring, if desired; if you're make a multi-color tree, don't forget to separate the candy coating into separate dishes before adding coloring! When the pops come out of the freezer, dip them directly into the candy coating, using a spoon to help remove excess coating. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint, sprinkles, or other candy and add each pop to a cake pop stand for drying (if you don't have a stand, poke holes in a plain piece of foam instead). 

See more of our favorite peppermint desserts. 

Step 3: Build tree

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When the decorated cake pops are dry, add them to the tree. A cone made from florist's foam makes the perfect tree form; use the ends of each lollipop stick to insert the cake pops into the foam. Top off with a gold star and a string of tiny twinkle lights to finish this yummy tree! 

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