Quick, Easy And
Fun Holiday Dessert

'Tis the season to... be crafty with your food! There are so many fun ways you can add some festive flair to your recipes, including these super easy, kid-friendly ice cream cone Christmas trees! These delicious cones are as fun to make as they are to eat! Plus, a few of these easily takes care of your holiday centerpiece!


We love these trees because they can be decorated however you'd like! You can use whatever decorations you have on hand and any color of chocolate or candy melts you'd like! Customize these to fit the theme of your party for a fabulous edible that can double as decor.

Ice cream cone Christmas tree recipe

Recipe slightly adapted from Coupon Clipping Cook

Yields 6 trees


  • 6 waffle cones
  • 1/3 cup sugar cookie dough (we used this recipe)
  • 1/4 cup plus 9 teaspoons milk chocolate chips, divided use
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • M&M's
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • Holiday-colored sprinkles
  • Lollipop sticks



Fill cones with dough & bake

Put your cones tip side down into Mason jars (this will keep the dough from spilling out).


Carefully scoop about a tablespoon of dough into each cone, using your hand to push it into the stem.


Place jars into a baking dish and bake for about 16 minutes or until cookies are slightly browned.


Fill with chocolate chips and freeze

Place about 1-1/2 teaspoons of milk chocolate chips into each cone over the cookies. Then, carefully insert a lollipop stick into the chocolate and cookie.


Immediately freeze for about an hour or until chocolate and cookie are set.


Cover with melted chocolate

Melt remaining milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips separately. (Check out this tutorial on how to melt chocolate.) Hold each cone by the lollipop stick and coat in melted chocolate. We used a frosting knife to evenly distribute the chocolate.



Place cones on a wire cooling rack to decorate. Don't worry if the backs get a little smudged, you can cover them with decorations!

chocolate cones


Decorate and dry

Decorate the cones, working quickly so the melted chocolate doesn't dry.



Then, place lollipop sticks into a piece of Styrofoam so they can cool upright completely.



More holiday-inspired edible crafts

Edible Christmas crafts
Edible Christmas ornaments
Snowflake gingerbread tree


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Comments on "Ice cream cone Christmas trees"

claire February 04, 2013 | 6:47 AM

Hey Jennifer, My guess would be to put it in a jar and seal it the best way you can, making sure no air gets in. When they are done, they harden up rather nicely. I"m so sorry about your mother.

jennifer January 30, 2013 | 6:46 PM

I just have a quick question for anyone who will answer. My family and i made these on christmas. My mom has triple negative stage 4 breast cancer and is not going to be around next year for the holidays. I was wondering how i would preserve hers so that we can always keep around. If someone can help me out i would greatly appreciate it. Thank u jennifer

Katie December 12, 2012 | 3:03 PM

Wow - super cute! My kids would love this. Thanks for the great idea.

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