Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 cups flaked coconut

  2. 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  3. 1/4 cup butter, softened

  4. 1/4 cup half-and-half cream

  5. 1 teaspoon almond extract

  6. 2 to 4 ounces dark chocolate candy coating Green sugar and red-hot candies

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a waxed-paper lined baking sheet; cover and chill for 1 hour. Shape into trees return to baking sheet. In a microwave, melt chocolate coating; stir until smooth. Spoon over or dip trunks of trees; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Decorate tops of trees with green sugar and red-hots. Yield: 2 dozen. Editor's Note: Dark, white or milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometimes labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages (1 to 1-1/2 pounds). It is the product used for dipping chocolate. A substitute for 6 ounces chocolate coating would be 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet, dark or white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening melted together.


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