Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels

Last updated: December 7, 2018
This post was originally published on December 2, 2016. 

Raise your hand if you love whipping up festive treats during the holidays! We do too! Today I’m sharing a fast and fun Christmas treat that can also be used as a tasty gift. These colorful Christmas trees are made with pretzels and have a delicious vanilla in flavor. Salt mixed with sugar is irresistible and treats that are easy to pop in your mouth are so fun! You will love this quick and easy pretzel tree recipe! Be sure to pin and save the directions for the holidays!

Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels

Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels- fast and fun Christmas treats or gift idea

This recipe is a total hit for class parties at school! If you do take them to school, be sure to make extra. From experience, I can tell you that they disappear QUICKLY because kids love them so much. Just the sight of these edible little trees will light up the eyes of every kid. If your kids love to get in the kitchen and make holiday treats but aren’t quite old enough for baking, this is perfect.

Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels- fast and fun Christmas treats or gift idea

Start by placing melted chocolate (not real chocolate, the easy melting kind) into a ziplock bag. I like to place the baggie over a cup and then you can pour the melted chocolate into the corner. Next, cut off a tiny bit of the tip from the bag. The chocolate will now easily come out!

Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels- fast and fun Christmas treats or gift idea

Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels

Now, create little trees with a back and forth motion. No matter how perfect or imperfect this process is, the trees will always be festive and fun. So, let the kids try this part out! It’s ok if it gets a little messy. It’s easy to clean up. I prefer to use wash paper or parchment paper for the trees to dry on. If the chocolate hardens while you’re using it, you can always re-heat it:) Sprinkle on some candy lights and add a candy star.

Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels- fast and fun Christmas treats or gift idea

Wasn’t that easy? They taste so delicious and they are almost a bit too easy to eat:) Christmas Trees made with Pretzels may be the easiest Christmas treat ever! Just drizzle some white (or green!) candy melts and add some holiday sprinkles and you have a delicious sweet and salty dessert!

Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels- fast and fun Christmas treats or gift idea

Allow the chocolate to harden for an hour or so before carefully removing from parchment paper and enjoying! Serve them to friends and family or package them up in small cellophane treat bags.

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You Will Need

  • pretzel sticks
  • vanilla Candiquik or white candy melts
  • ziplock baggie
  • cup
  • scissors
  • rainbow sprinkles
  • star sprinkles (found near the other sprinkles in the baking isle)
  • wax paper

Directions

  1. Place pretzel sticks on a piece of wax paper.
  2. Melt the Candiquik or white candy melts according to the directions on the package (usually 30 second intervals).
  3. Put a ziplock baggie in a cup with one corner of the bag facing down, and fill it with the melted candy.
  4. Cut off a tiny piece out off the corner of the bag so that the melted candy can come out (it will come out quickly so be ready!)
  5. Drizzle the melted candy out of the baggie over the pretzels in the shape of a tree.
  6. Add a candy star to the top of the trees (work quickly because the melted candy dries fast!).
  7. Add rainbow sprinkles over the trees.
  8. Let the pretzels dry and harden completely.
  9. Remove the from the wax paper and enjoy!

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