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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Are you looking for a fun and festive dessert recipe to make this holiday season? Try these easy to make Christmas Tree Cupcakes!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • spoon
  • microwave-safe bowl


  • 12 sugar or waffle cones
  • 1 bag green candy melts
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons coconut oil or vegetable shortening
  • Mini M&M candies
  • Star sprinkles
  • 12 frosted cupcakes homemade from your favorite recipe or store-bought


  • Prepare a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, place the green candy melts. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Continuing heating in 30-second increments, stirring well after each. If the candy melts overheat or is not smooth enough to pour, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of coconut oil or vegetable shortening and stir well.
  • With your hand inside the cone, spoon the green over the cone. Tap gently to aow the excess to drip back into the bowl.
  • While the green candy melts are almost dry but still wet, press the candies and sprinkles into the cone.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet to dry. When ready, place one cone on each cupcake.


Let the kids help! While letting the kids do the hard work may not result in the prettiest cupcakes, it's a fun way to let them get practice in with baking.
Make sure you have parchment paper available for this recipe. You'll need a place for the cones to dry before you add them to the cupcake. 
Use any type of cupcake that you prefer. Want to make it easier? Use store-bought frosted cupcakes and save yourself some work! 


Serving: 1Cupcakes | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg