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Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels

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Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels are a simple holiday treat that kids love! With just a few ingredients you will have the perfect treat for class parties or holiday get togethers. 

Chocolate Christmas Trees Pretzels

One of our favorite holiday treats is these Chocolate Christmas tree pretzels. They are one of the simplest treats you will make this season. All you need is pretzel rods and candy melts and some sprinkles and you will have the perfect festive treat in minutes. I love that this is one of those holidays treats that the kids can be in the kitchen helping you with. You can eat these on your own or put them on top of cupcakes for an extra special treat! 

Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels

Pair these with our Christmas tree cupcakes or our Christmas Tree Brownies for some very happy and excited kids this holiday season!  

How to Make Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels

  • Melt the dark green candy melts according to package instructions. (You can either melt over a double boiler, or in the microwave. I prefer using my instant pot as a double boiler method. Be careful not to over heat, or the candy melts will become chalky and difficult to use. If this happens, add a small amount of coconut oil, and mix well.) Drape a pastry bag over your hand, fill with the melted candy, and cut the tip of the bag with kitchen shears. 
  • Place a piece of wax or parchment paper over a flat plate or tray. Place the pretzel sticks on the tray, and drizzle the candy melts back and forth, making the melted candy wider as you go in the shape of a Christmas tree. Immediately add some red and clear sugar gems, and some white snowflake sprinkles. The green candy melts will harden rather quickly, so make sure you get your decorations on before the candy hardens. Try different shapes and designs to make different types of tree shapes. 
Chocolate Christmas Tree pretzels
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the bright green candy melts for the remaining pretzel sticks. Once all of your candied trees are decorated, place in the refrigerator to set for approximately 5 minutes. Once set, your trees are ready to be enjoyed.
Chocolate Christmas Trees

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • While we love the green Christmas trees, you can use any color of melting chocolate. If you are going for a fun festive look you can use green or white melt chocolate, Decorate with green, red, or colored sprinkles. If you are going for a more elegant look, use white melting chocolate with gold or silver sprinkles. 
  • If you don’t have any pastry bags on hand, you can use a small plastic bag. Just cut the tip of the corner and pipe from there. Be sure it is a very small hole to ensure that not too much chocolate comes out at once. 
Chocolate Christmas Trees
  • These are delicious on their own, but they are also perfect to place on top of cupcakes as well to add decoration and a wow factor to a cupcake. 
  • If the chocolate begins to harden while you are using it, just reheat it. 
  • These treats take about 1 hour to fully harden. Be sure to wait the whole time before removing from your parchment paper. 
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Storage

You will want to store your Christmas Tree Pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature. These will stay fresh for up to 1 month. 

Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels

Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels

Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels are a simple holiday treat that kids love! With just a few ingredients you will have the perfect treat for class parties or holiday get togethers.

Ingredients

  • ½ c dark green candy melts
  • ½ c bright green candy melts
  • 2 cake decorating pastry bags
  • Kitchen shears
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • 8 pretzel dipping sticks
  • Wilton Sweet Isomalt Sugar Gems, red and clear (Available at Walmart, Michael’s and Joann’s Craft Stores)
  • White snowflake sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt the dark green candy melts according to package instructions. (You can either melt over a double boiler or in the microwave. I prefer the microwave using a glass bowl. Be careful not to overheat, or the candy melts will become chalky and difficult to use. If this happens, add a small amount of coconut oil, and mix well.) Drape a pastry bag over your hand, fill it with melted candy, and cut the tip of the bag with kitchen shears. 
  2. Place a piece of wax or parchment paper over a flat plate or tray. Place the pretzel sticks on the tray, and drizzle the candy melts back and forth, making the melted candy wider as you go in the shape of a Christmas tree. Immediately add some red and clear sugar gems and some white snowflake sprinkles. The green candy melts will harden rather quickly, so make sure you get your decorations on before the candy hardens. Try different shapes and designs to make different types of tree shapes. 
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the bright green candy melts for the remaining pretzel sticks. Once all of your candied trees are decorated, place them in the refrigerator to set for approximately 5 minutes. Once set, your trees are ready to be enjoyed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

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