Ann Reardon

The Chocolate Tree

chocolate tree ann reardon
I’ve been wanting to make a chocolate tree for a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to make one.

With thanks to LG Australia for sponsoring this video and providing the instaview fridge.

To make a giant chocolate tree you will need

Food items:
600g (21.16 ounces) tempered chocolate, or you swap some of this for compound chocolate especially for joining on the leaves because it sets faster.
chocolate bars of your choice, I used 4 chokitos, 15 boost bars, 4 chocolate coated liquorice sticks
chocolate coated pretzels
mint leaves
watermelon flavoured cloud lollies (green coloured for leaves)
30 freckles or other colourful candy to attach to the tree.
Swirl lollipops for ‘flowers’ in the garden
2 packets of oreos
chocolate gold coins
fairy floss or cotton candy
roll of liquorice
chocolate finger biscuits (for the tree house platform)

Non food items:
sparkly craft foam sheets for the backdrop. I used dark blue for the top of the sky, lighter blue for the sky below the shelf, white for clouds and green for hills.
fake grass
battery operated fairy lights
cake stand (if you don’t have one of there you could make a stand out of strong wire and cover it in foil)
chocolate tree ann reardon

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

13 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    Best Mom Ever! You are so loved and appreciated ❤

  2. Rating: 5

    hii how old are your kids??

    • Now they are 8,15 and 17

  3. Rating: 5

    Hi Ann your ideas are super excited
    The chocolate tree is amazing

    • Thanks Ana ?

  4. Rating: 5

    the kids loved it so much!

  5. Rating: 5

    If I had a home I’d ask for a fridge too so I can make this too. I love chocolate and baking and cooking. My plan is someday to make my own chocolate from the beans… Looks great

  6. Rating: 5

    hi I love!! your vids soo much!!

    • Thanks Leana.

  7. Rating: 5

    awesome! i love that fridge!
    can you do more dessert videos!
    thanks

    • Thanks Malka. Ann has heaps of dessert videos and is always planning something new. Stay tuned…

  8. Rating: 5

    That is awesome. if I had a fridge like that I would so make that tree! It looks incredible!

    • Thanks for the feedback Sugar Kitten. You always have something nice and positive to say!

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