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Edible Christmas centerpiece, materials and vegetables.

DIY Edible Christmas Tree

This edible Christmas Tree is quite the holiday conversation starter and appetizer! Guests love choosing their own vegetables from the centerpiece as they gather around the tree.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Edible Christmas tree, vegetable Christmas Tree
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author The Savvy Age


  • 2 bunches broccoli
  • 1-2 bunches cauliflower
  • 1 package cherry tomatoes
  • 3 whole orange, yellow, red peppers optional
  • 4 ounces yellow cheese
  • 4 ounces white cheese


  • Wrap foam cone in foil.
    Attach foil cone to plate with a glue gun.
    Wash and break apart broccoli florets.
    Break toothpicks in half.
    Insert a toothpick into bottom of each floret and begin to arrange the florets on the tree.
    Wash cauliflower, break apart into florets and if using on tree, insert toothpicks. If using as snow around the tree then no toothpicks are needed.
    Wash tomatoes and insert the 1/2 toothpick into bottom of tomatoes then arrange on tree.
    If you assemble all the vegetables in the beginning with toothpicks, the process goes much more quickly.
    After completion of the vegetables, use your cookie cutters to make the tree topper star and the ornaments from cheese if desired.


As you know vegetables can be heavy so use good quality toothpicks. Many dollar stores carry foam floral cones and this tree can be made in any size so a six inch foam cone works great for a mini tree or a forest of mini trees. A six inch cone takes two bunches of fresh broccoli to make the "tree."
Any vegetable with a firm texture and skin can be made into ornaments for the tree. Different color peppers work well if cut into small triangles to sprinkle on the tree.
Cauliflower broken into different size florets can surround the bottom of the tree as if surrounded by snow.