We love having edible Christmas tree decorations but I really hate the taste of those milk chocolate foil wrapped chocolate decorations that are available in the shops. What I love is to find my favourite chocolate inside the decoration. We came up with this idea to make mini cracker Christmas tree decorations with our favourite chocolates inside them. You can hang the crackers on the Christmas tree or even use them in place of place setting name cards, by adding a name on each cracker.
In the last post Little M and I made some sparkly Christmas tree decorations using craft items from the Bostik craft box, we still had a few bits left over so we used used some of the craft items from the Bostik box, the rest we used craps of wrapping paper and string that was in our craft box.
To make these chocolate filled crackers you will need:
- 6 pieces of foil wrapping paper colour of choice each 8 inches x 3 inches
- 6 pieces thin card each 4 inches x 3 inches
- 12 pieces Ribbon or string each 13 inches long
- Bostik glue dots
- Chocolates of choice (Quality Street or Heroes)
How to make:
1. Roll the small card pieces from the short side to make a tube so that the sweet fits inside.
2. Secure the tube using the bostik glue dots.
3. Place a chocolate or sweets of your choice inside each tube.
4.Place the chocolate filled tube onto the centre of foil paper long side facing you so that there is 2 inches of paper on each side of the tube. Wrap the tube with the foil paper and secure with bostik glue dots.
5. Where the card tube ends squeeze together the paper to give it a cracker shape and tie with decorative string or ribbon. Repeat for other side.
6. You can hang the Chocolate Christmas tree decoration on the Christmas tree or put a sticker on it adding a name to create a name card to place on the Christmas table for a plate setting.
Little M and I made quite a few of these and we filled them with different chocolates such as skittles, smarties, maltesers, minstrels. For the health conscious you can even fill them with nuts, dry fruits or raisins.
The crackers can be made in a variety of colours and can be embellished with gems, flowers et to make them more ornate.