Candy Decorated Christmas Trees – Egg Allergy Friendly

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candy decorated Christmas tree

Finding holiday treats for kids with egg allergies can be a challenge.  For the last few years all I have wanted to do is decorate gingerbread houses with my kids.  But since they have egg allergies I never attempted it…until last year.  We were invited to our friends house to build gingerbread houses. My friend said there was only one egg in the gingerbread so she was sure the kids would be fine.  Of course I ignored that voice in my head that told me not to do it.  I figured we would be really careful and the kids would be okay.

You can guess what happened next.  Yup, my son had an allergic reaction.  Hives all up and down his arms, all over his face because he decided to rub his eyes and then his tummy was sick.  He was in tears telling me he was so sick and just wanted to go home and lay on the couch.  I was in tears.  I was so worried about him, and I was so mad at myself for allowing this to happen.  And I was so mad that my kids don’t get to participate in such fun traditional activities.

Needless to say I learned from my mistake from last year.  This year I decided that we can still have fun egg free Christmas treats and we decided to create candy decorated Christmas trees!  This is what you need to get started for a night full of fun, laughter and memories!

  • Green frosting or green food coloring to make white frosting green!
  • Ice cream cones
  • Coconut for snow
  • Mini m&m’s
  • Gumdrops
  • Mini candy canes
  • Sprinkles
  • Any and all other candy you can find.  I thought the snowmen peeps would have been fun to add on but I never found any  🙂

To get started give each person a plate with an ice cream cone turned upside down.  Then let them dig into the frosting and start frosting their trees!

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Oh they can just eat the frosting too!  🙂  You gotta love those 2 year olds!  They are just so stinkin’ cute!

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 Next decorate!  We did coconut for snow and m&m’s for ornaments!

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And when your done you have this!

finished candy trees


We had such a fun night and the kids loved this activity!  It was perfect for the Holiday season!  Next time I’m gonna look harder for those peep snowmen though.  They would have been so cute in our winter wonderland!

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  1. candy kratzer wenzel says
    What a cute idea even if there is no egg allergy. The kids looked like they had some messy fun.
  2. Those are really cute and festive. Will have to try my hand at them next year.
  3. shelly peterson says
    This is a super cute idea, the kids would have fun with this.
  4. We also do similar thins with our kids for valentines and Easter. The kids love to make cookies and help decorate them, the tree is a unique twist on that.
  5. These are so fun, thank you for sharing.
  6. This is a great idea. I might try this with the gingerbread house and make a little village with my kid :)
  7. These are so cute and fun. My nephews would enjoy making these. What a great idea.