By request, I made another one to give as a gift for a family friend. We found this snowman topper in a local craft store, and it just looks so adorable as a topper. Then placed the chocolate tree on Christmas theme plate, then filled the plate with Lindt hazelnut chocolates which are darker in color. I would have filled the plate with more Ferrero Rocher chocolates, but we ran out of those while we still have an abundance of Lindt chocolates currently at home. You can wrap the whole thing up with a cello wrap, and a ribbon on top. If this doesn’t make any chocolate lovers’ dream come true this Christmas, then I don’t know what is!
There was once an idea nagging in my mind to make a Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree that could wow the people who see it. Yes, I know Ferrero Rocher chocolates alone already has that wow factor to it, but more so if you presented it as a Christmas tree. I didn’t know how to make it to fruition, however. I had this unwavering determination to do this without the help of internet. Haha! So much for my self-confidence! My first attempt was a failure. I was thinking of making a pyramid cardboard and glue these chocolate candies to that cardboard. It was a pretty good idea in my mind but the reality was not. First off, it didn’t look like a Christmas tree but more of, well, a pyramid. Second, it’s very fragile, and wavered. It didn’t have a very good base. Hence, I gave up on that idea. Mind you, I didn’t waste any Ferrero chocolates. That’s a crime right there to waste extremely good chocolates, I tell you! They were glued on the paper liner and cardboard, so nothing touched the candy at all. It’s still safe for consuming.
For my second try, I used a styrofoam pine cone as my tree base and it went so much easier. Instead of gluing the chocolates, I used toothpick to keep them stuck on the base. Less messier that way, too!
So here’s how to make a sweet Christmas Tree filled with Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
- 1 styrofoam pine cone
- about 48 Ferrero chocolates (depends on the size of your pine cone)
- tree topper
- glue stick and glue gun
- pair of scissors
Starting at the bottom of the cone, stick the toothpicks about an inch or so apart.
Then stick the ferrero chocolates in each toothpick. If they’re way too snug, you can adjust spacing to have more room.
Bottom layer done, moving upwards to the tip of the cone.
I used 48 pieces of Ferrero Rocher chocolates overall to cover the cone. You might need more or less depending on the spacing. Now, there are some gaps where you can still see the styrofoam. This is where the garland comes in.
I went ahead and ransacked our old Christmas decors and looked for something that I could use to add more color and design to the tree. I was specifically looking for something green that can imitate tree leaves or something. However, I could not find one that I could use. Then I stumbled upon this red and gold garland, and I thought it could compliment well to the gold color of Ferrero Rocher wrappings.
Cut the garland into tiny pieces and using a glue gun, glue the garland pieces into the gaps until the foam is no longer visible.
Using a pair of sharp scissors, trim the garlands a little bit to reduce the “bushy-ness” (?) of the garlands and to make it neater. You do want for the Ferrero Rocher chocolates to stand out and not the garlands.
As for the topper, I found a mini garland Christmas ornament with pine cones and a gold-colored bell and horn. You can use any mini tree topper you like. It could be a ribbon, a star or a mini angel figurine. Use a glue stick to glue it at the top.
And there you go, the Ferrero Rocher chocolate Christmas tree!! It’s very easy to make and doesn’t take too much time at all. Really, the only thing that took time was ransacking our Christmas decor boxes! It can be a pretty good present this Holidays. Something unique, instead of wrapping a box of chocolates, don’t you think? I’ve been itching to try to make another one of this, but instead of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, I’ll use Lindt chocolates instead. Now, that’s an idea!