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  1. Chocolate Crackle Christmas Tree

    by Shell


    • ½ cup (75g) dark chocolate Melts, melted
    • coloured cachous
    • ½ cup (75g) white chocolate Melts, melted
    • thin taper candles
    • sweets
    • icing sugar mixture

    Chocolate Crackle Mixture:

    • 1½ cups (240g) icing sugar mixture
    • ¼ cup (25g) cocoa powder
    • 4 cups (140g) Rice Bubbles
    • 3/4 cup (65g) coconut
    • 100g packet Mallow Bakes
    • 250g Copha, melted
    • 1 1/3 cups (200g) dark chocolate Melts, melted


    1. Mark 12 crosses on sheets of baking paper; you need 2 of each size: 18cm, 16cm, 14cm, 13cm, 9cm, and 7cm. Place paper onto trays.
    2. Press 2 teaspoons of the chocolate crackle mixture into a greased 5cm star cutter; refrigerate until set. Remove the cutter carefully, repeat process to make 2 stars.
    3. Drop teaspoonfuls of remaining chocolate crackle mixture along marked crosses, press mixture together lightly; refrigerate until set.
    4. Spread one side of each star shape with a little dark chocolate; press on some of the cachous, allow to set.
    5. To assemble trees, place a small amount of dark chocolate in centre of prepared boards, press the 18cm crosses onto chocolate. Repeat process with remaining crosses and chocolate, from largest to smallest, to form 2 trees. It is important each layer is set before topping with another cross. If crosses are uneven, support underneath until chocolate has set. Secure stars to tops of trees with a little more chocolate; refrigerate until set.
    6. Drizzle white chocolate over the branches. Cut the candles into 2cm pieces; secure candles to branches with more white chocolate. Be sure candles do not touch the higher branches when alight. Attach sweets and remaining cachous to branches with a little more white chocolate.
    7. Just before serving, dust trees with sifted icing sugar.
    8. You will need 2 x 30cm round boards to support the trees. Heavy cardboard covered with gift paper, a large plate or a foil-covered upturned tray could be used. Any remaining chocolate crackle mixture can be spooned into paper patty cases. Recipe can be prepared a week ahead. Assemble trees up to 3 days before serving; keep trees refrigerated.