Hershey Chocolate Kisses Bonsai Tree

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This idea came to my mind during the brain-wracking search on what to give to my co-worker who had an upcoming 60th birthday. She already has everything, and I wanted to be able to give her something memorable. One thing that I do know very well about her is that she adores Hershey Kisses chocolate. And that is saying it simply! She won’t eat any other chocolate except for Kisses. She’s quite loyal and devoted to it, and always keep a bag of Kisses in her locker and drawer. If she eats Ferrero Rocher chocolates, I would probably just give her Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree. However, she’s not fond of it (much to my aghast!). I initially had thought of making a tree like that but using Hershey Kisses. From there, my imagination started to wander. Ideas started coming in, and then this came out. I’m quite proud of this! My sister jokingly even called this “The Tree of Life”.  Chocolate is life, so why not?

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Ferrero Rocher Christmas Tree

Update 12/20/17:

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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!

 

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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.

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