We’ve had a ball exploring super inventive ways to use candy for delicious Christmas Day fun. Here’s what we came up with. Enjoy!
10 decorative ideas for Christmas lollies
LOLLY TOPPED CHEESECAKE
- You’ll need a plain cheesecake – refrigerated or cooked – topped with a thin layer of fresh, stiffly whipped cream
- Arrange Green Chocolate Beans and Red Chocolate Beans or the Christmas mix over the top
- You can also use Red Cherry Jelly Beans by Jelly Belly or White Jelly Beans or Starlight Mints
- Candy sprinkles and small snowballs are a lovely touch
- To stop the colours of the lollies running into the cream topping, arrange the lollies on the cheesecake just before serving
- Idea found on sprinklebakes.com
STARLIGHT MINT TOPIARY
- You’ll need a styrofoam ball 15cm in circumference, a square styrofoam base to fit inside a small gift box from your local budget decoration shop
- 1kg packet of Starlight Mints, a hot glue gun and glue sticks, a 20cm-long piece of dowling and pretty ribbons
- Paint the dowling using paints from your children’s paintboxes or simply leave it au natural. Wait until it’s dry, then insert it into the styrofoam ball carefully
- Using the hot glue gun on a low setting (so you don’t melt the lolly), glue a layer of unwrapped mints to the ball
- Glue another layer on top
- Add pretty ribbons in whatever colours you fancy
- Stick the topiary into the styrofoam base, and pile the remainder of the mints into the box to make this part of the topiary edible
- Idea found on commonplacebeauty.blogspot.com
STARLIGHT MINT CANDLES
- You will need two mason jars, Christmas ribbons, two short candles and 1kg of Starlight Mints
- Fill the jars halfway with wrapped mints
- Sit the candles on top
- Add red and green ribbons, twine or even a neutral-coloured yarn, and tie in a bow
- Light the candles!
- Idea found on etsy.com
CANDY CANE AND CRYSTAL STICK BOX
- A small red or green box from your local budget decoration shop
- A packet of Large Candy Canes
- A dozen Green Rock Candy Crystal Sticks
- Arrange artfully in the box and then put it on the table. Simple as that!
- You could also use Christmas Tree Lollipops instead of Large Candy Canes
- Idea found on catchmyparty.com
CANDY CANE CENTREPIECE
- Chop the hooks off a packet of Large Candy Canes
- Tie candy cane stems around the perimeter of the vase with red ribbon
- If you use dried flowers or greenery instead, you can leave the hooks on and hook them over the lip of the vase
- Image from Debbie Mumm.
CANDY CANE CANDLES
- You will need candles at least 5cm taller than candy canes which are up to 15cm tall
- Arrange the candy canes, hook side facing out, around the candle and tie firmly with a fairly thick ribbon, or use a rubber band first to stabilise them and then cover it with the ribbon
- You could also use Rainbow Coloured Candy Canes for a variation
- Found on ultimatechristmasstore.com.
M&Ms or CHOCOLATE BEANS SANTA HAT
- Fill a disposable icing bag with a scoop of M&Ms or Christmas Mix chocolate beans
- Secure the bottom with a twist tie, and cut off the excess bag
- Hot glue small pom-poms or cotton wool balls around the base of the hat and a larger one to the top
- Idea found on alittleloveliness.blogspot.com
CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE PIZZA
- The Christmas Chocolate Pizza is already made and wrapped!
- It has a generous layer of Strawberries & Cream and Red Jelly Filled Hearts and other quality lollies
- Present on a cake stand for maximum effect
- Found at Candy Bar Sydney
MERRY XMAS ROCK CANDY JAR
- This candy jar is 13cm tall and 10cm width
- It is small enough so you can add one to each place setting at the Christmas table
- Fill the jars with Merry Xmas Rock Candy
- Tie a festive ribbon around the top of the jar
- Idea found at Candy Bar Sydney!
CHRISTMAS TREE BROWNIES
- Use a firm, dense brownie mix cooked in a round pan. You don’t want the brownie mix to be chewy or it won’t cut into neat pieces. A chocolate fudge cake mix would hold its shape well and do just as nicely
- Cut into triangle-shaped wedges
- Cut the hooks off small candy canes and insert the stems carefully into the brownie triangles
- Decorate with chocolate frosting, let it set and then use coloured candy piping to create the branches effect
- Add Mini M&Ms or Shimmer Pearls as the Christmas tree decorations
- Idea found on new.pamperedchef.com.