Eating a tree never sounded so fun! With these festive little Christmas tree pretzels, everyone can make their own forest of deliciousness and get into the holiday spirit.
Christmas pretzel treats are always so much fun to make and eat. These little trees were a huge hit with my kids, as I am sure they will be with yours!
Add anything to your chocolate Christmas trees, from sprinkles to sugar pearls, Reese's candies, or even M&Ms, and the sky is the limit. Every tree will be a unique little addition to the plate, and they're as much fun to make as they are to eat.
Why This Recipe Works
- They're easy to make. Melt some chocolate, drizzle over pretzels, and sprinkle some toppings. This recipe is so simple and easy that it'll quickly become a family tradition in your house.
- Kids love them. Who wouldn't love these edible trees? Kids love to eat them just as much as they love to make them.
- Customizable. You can make these trees look however you want. Change up the colors and decorations to fit any theme or allow the kids to go crazy making a unique forest.
White Chocolate- You will need some white chocolate chips, melting Chocolate, or even almond bark for this recipe.
Pretzel Sticks- The "trunks" of these trees are straight pretzel sticks (not pretzel rods).
Candies- You'll need various holiday sprinkles and candies to make your trees look more festive and fun.
Food coloring- If you want your trees to be full of color, you may wish to add in some gel food coloring to give the chocolate a nicer festive hue.
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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Check out how to make Christmas tree pretzels with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent chocolate from adhering to the sheet.
Arrange your pretzels with a few inches of space between them so that there is space for the trees to grow.
In a bowl, microwave your chocolate of choice in 30-second intervals, stirring well between each until smooth.
Transfer the chocolate to a piping bag or Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.
Drizzle the chocolate over the pretzel sticks, working from the top to the base to create a tree.
Add your sprinkles and candies to create a unique design.
Place the baking sheet in your fridge for about 30 minutes to set and harden.
Eat and enjoy.
🍴 Recipe Tips
Making these tree shaped pretzels is as easy as it looks but there's a method that I noticed works best at creating these little guys. Start your chocolate drizzling from the top because it's super easy to go out too far and make too large of a tree if you start at the base.
We want these trees a little more proportionate so they can't get too crazy large, right?
Also, when using larger sprinkles, you can use the end of an unused pretzel stick to lightly press them down into the chocolate so that they better adhere.
Yes, but it needs to be a special variety. Using a gel or oil-based food coloring works better than liquid or water-based food coloring because water will cause chocolate to seize.
Once decorated these pretzel trees can remain in an airtight container in the fridge for several days. While you could get them to easily last about 2 weeks, it's always best to eat them fresher to avoid stale pretzels.
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Christmas Tree Pretzels
- 4 ounces White Chocolate or melting chocolate ($0.99)
- 8 small Pretzel sticks ($0.20)
- Festive sprinkles, candies, etc. ($0.21)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Arrange pretzels on baking sheet so that there are a few inches of space between each.
- In a bowl, microwave your chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each until smooth.
- Transfer chocolate to a piping bag or Ziploc bag and snip the corner end.
- Carefully drizzle the chocolate over the pretzel sticks, working from top to base to create a tree.
- Add sprinkles and candy decorations as desired.
- Place baking sheet in fridge for about 30 minutes (or less) to set and harden.