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Updated Dec 2020. Looking for an easy contribution to your next holiday gathering? Just round up your favorite holiday sweets (like gingerbread cookies and chocolate stars) and lay them out in an adorable Christmas tree shape.
This board is a great way to get kids involved in the festivities by asking them to help make a triangle with festive Christmas treats. If you want to opt for all veggies and or a cheese board, it’s just as fun. You can model it after my Christmas Tree Charcuterie Platter for the savory version of this spread.
How to Build Your Christmas Candy Dessert Tree
Note that this is a particularly small board, and I’ve only used a few of each sweet. You can absolutely scale this up and serve more candy if you have the crowd to eat it up. I’d suggest one of these three options make it a bigger candy spread.
- Keep the tree as is and make it the centerpiece of your board. Then add bowls filled with the rest of the candy around the tree.
- Make a bigger tree by using more of each candy in each section. Keep the same amount of sections, just extend each one both length and widthwise.
- Expand your tree layers by making a color pattern. Choose only three of your favorite sweets, and make a larger tree by repeating the three layers of candy all the way down the tree.
How to Choose the Best Candy
If you’re looking for great specialty candy, here are my three go-to spots:
- Amazon has a lot to offer when ordering candy. But unfortunately you can’t always tell the quality, color, or freshness.
- Sockerbit is an awesome Sweedish company, and super easy to order from.
- Dylan’s Candy Bar has various locations (there’s on by me in LA), but also easy to order online from.
I did a full explanation of many of my favorite candy shops in this Flag Dessert Board.
What Size is This Board
This is a 12in x 9in marble board. See below for this and additional options
Show Me Your Board
Nothing makes me happier than seeing you create beautiful boards from my tips. If you make a spread inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttoooproudtomeg and use #AintTooProudToSweet so I can see and share!
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Sweet & Simple Christmas Tree Dessert Board
- Chocolate Shortbread Stars Trader Joes
- Mini Candy Canes World Market; Note that any candy canes when taken out of their wrapper tend to stick together, but you can sprinkle them with powdered sugar to help avoid this.
- Chocolate Sprinkle disks World Market
- Holiday Candy Corn Sprouts
- Mini Peppermint Toffee Cups World market
- Red Gummy Santa's Michael's Craft Supply (these were found in a box with the green gummy trees below).
- Shortbread Gingerbread Men World Market, but similar (with frosting on one side from Trader Joe's
- Green Gummy Trees Michael's Craft Supply (these were found in a box with the green gummy Santa's above).