Sparkling No-Bake Wafer Trees

Pipe stars from melted candy coating, then dust with gold edible glitter to create to stars atop these no-bake cookie trees.

Sparkling No-Bake Wafer Trees
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
18 wafer trees


  • 18 rectangular cream-filled vanilla wafer cookies

  • 8 ounce vanilla-flavor candy coating (almond bark), chopped

  • Gold edible glitter or luster dust

  • Coarse decorating sugar


  1. Using a serrated knife, cut each wafer in half diagonally to make two triangles. Place wafer halves on a large wire rack over a piece of parchment paper.

  2. In a medium saucepan heat candy coating over low until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.

  3. Place about 2 Tbsp. of the melted coating in a resealable plastic bag. Snip a small hole in a corner of the bag. On a piece of parchment paper, use the bag to pipe eighteen 1-inch stars. Sprinkle with edible glitter or let stand 30 minutes and brush with luster dust.

  4. Dip the long uncut side of one of the wafer halves into remaining melted coating. Attach to another wafer half to form a tree shape, pressing gently. Dip edges of tree in coating. Return to rack. Sprinkle coarse sugar on wet coating. Repeat with remaining wafer halves. Attach stars using melted coating. Makes 18 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
5g Fat
13g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%
Folate, total 2.7mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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