Quick, easy, and impressive! Cooked shrimp and other colorful munchies are displayed on a Christmas tree created with beet greens wrapped around a cone shape. Vary the size of the cone and type/amount of veggies to personalize this for your party needs. Using purchased sauces for dipping makes this even easier. Display on a colorful Christmas plate and watch the snackers un-decorate!

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 Christmas tree
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wrap a 9 inch tall Styrofoam cone with aluminum foil, covering completely. Use toothpicks to attach beet greens, with the undersides facing outward, to the cone. Cut off the exposed pieces of toothpick with strong scissors. Place the slice of cheese on a dry serving plate. Set the cone onto the cheese to anchor.

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  • Use frilly toothpicks to attach shrimp, baby corn, black olives, green olives and jalapeno slices to the cone to look like decorations. Scatter any leftover vegetables around the base of the tree. Serve with your choice of colorful purchased dipping sauces, like cocktail sauce, remoulade sauce, or guacamole.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 4.3g; fat 6.4g; cholesterol 114mg; sodium 1048.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
This is a wonderful recipe and a crowd pleaser. Everyone commented on how festive it was. I only subed one item parsley for the beet leaves it made the tree look a little more real and festive. I also did one using fruits and a cream cheese dip. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
(27)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
This is a wonderful recipe and a crowd pleaser. Everyone commented on how festive it was. I only subed one item parsley for the beet leaves it made the tree look a little more real and festive. I also did one using fruits and a cream cheese dip. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2010
This was really fun to do! I even added a styrofoam star at the top of the tree! My family really enjoyed it and it makes a nice centerpiece on the table. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2011
I loved this! People were afraid to eat it though, but my tree turned out exactly like this one! I added hummus dips at the bottom, and cocktail sauce as well. Don't forget the star on top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2011
Cheese as glue! Fantastic!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2011
I HAVE DONE THIS MYSELF IN THE PAST AND LOVE THE IDEA!!!!!!! EVERYONE ENOYS IT AND APPRECIATES IT. GIVES A VERY FESTIVE FEELING TO THE AFFAIR! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2013
I placed little "gifts" of Baby Bell Cheese under the tree. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2013
Going to make this but use kale as the leaves instead of beet greens! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2013
I have done this for several years and everyone loves it. I set mine up on a mirror and have little ice-skating figures on it. I also use party picks instead of toothpicks. They look like more decorations. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
This is always a hit. I get a star fruit for the top of the tree. Nature made this fruit solely for this purpose Read More
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