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Edible Trees: Gummy and Sour Tape Trees

Edible centerpieces made with candy from Food Network Magazine.

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Edible Trees

Deck the halls with these sweet trees. Learn how to make gummy and sour-tape varieties with our easy instructions.

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Gummy Trees, Step 1:

For the gummy-dot tree: Cut about 350 toothpicks in half, and cut the top one-third off about 150 more. For the spearmint-leaf tree: Cut about 220 toothpicks in half.

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Gummy Trees, Step 2:

Attach a gummy dot or spearmint leaf to each toothpick. You’ll need about 2 pounds of candy for an 8-inch foam tree.

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Gummy Trees, Step 3:

Starting at the base, place rings of candies around the tree; use the shorter toothpicks at the top.

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