NILLA Gingerbread Mousse Christmas Tree

Looking for a fun Christmas centerpiece? This recipe does double duty! Enjoy both gingerbread mousse dessert bites and a fun holiday tree!

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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

Ingredient list

  • 69 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 2 oz. green candy coating wafers, melted
  • 2 tsp. multi-colored nonpareils  (green, red and white)
  • ¼ tsp. chocolate sprinkle s
  • 1 small yellow gumdrop, flattened, then cut into star shape
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

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Recipe Tips

1

Cover baking sheet with parchment. Dip tops of 23 wafers, 1 at a time, into melted candy coating, then place, dipped sides up, on prepared baking sheet. Immediately top 20 coated wafers with nonpareils, top 2 of the remaining dipped wafers with chocolate sprinkles, and top remaining dipped wafer with gumdrop star. Reserve for later use.

2

Arrange 21 of the remaining wafers, top sides up, in 6 descending rows on large platter to resemble a Christmas tree as shown in photo. Add 2 of the remaining wafers at bottom of tree for the trunk.

3

Beat pudding mix, spices and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in whipped topping; spoon into pastry bag. Pipe half the pudding mixture over wafers on platter. Repeat layers of wafers and pudding mixture, using the remaining untopped wafers.

4

Cover with third row of reserved dipped wafers as shown in photo. Refrigerate 3 hours.