Candy Christmas Tree
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • Green liquid or paste food coloring
  • Styrofoam cone (12 inches high)
  • 15 hard peppermint candies
  • 15 hard spearmint candies
  • 19 large red gumdrops
  • 19 large green gumdrops
  • 25 to 35 pieces crimped ribbon candy
  • 23 pieces cut rock candy
  1. Tint frosting green. Place cone on a 9-in. plate; frost the sides and top of cone. Starting at the bottom, alternate peppermint and spearmint candies around the cone in a single row.
  2. Alternate red and green gumdrops in a row above candies. Arrange remaining candies in rows around the cone until reaching the top. Position a mint candy on the tip of the cone; top with a gumdrop. Makes 1 tree.