Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree

// Transform ordinary pretzels into scrumptious chocolate pretzel Christmas tree for a delightful holiday treat. The Perfect DIY Treat for Kids!



This adorable Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree is an easy 5-minute treat, perfect for festive occasions and a delightful addition to your collection of homemade holiday treats along with Butter Cookies, Eggless Coconut Cookies, and Cream Cheese Cookies.

It’s a simple, fun, and quick Christmas dessert that’s easy to make with the kids.

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A chocolate pretzel Christmas tree sits in a bowl of coconut flakes. The tree is decorated with green and white chocolate and gold sprinkles.

Made using 5 main and 1 optional ingredient, this scrumptious chocolate drizzled pretzel Christmas tree requires only 5 minutes of your time.

You can enjoy them alone as a sweet and salty snack or use them as charming toppers for cakes and cupcakes—festive Christmas treats that are perfect for sharing at gatherings.

Now, with these easy and adorable chocolate pretzel Christmas trees, you can elevate your dessert table, capturing the essence of the season with festive holiday chocolate pretzel trees.

On this page, you will get a step-by-step picture and video recipe on how to make the perfect Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree each time—an easy and adorable DIY Christmas Tree Shaped Chocolate Pretzels for kids to enjoy.

About Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree

This fantastic edible chocolate tree beautifully blends the salty crunch of pretzels with the sweet decadence of white chocolate, making it an excellent addition to your collection of homemade holiday treats or a cookie platter.

It’s not just a pretzel Christmas tree; it’s a Delicious Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree Idea for your festive celebrations.

This is a very easy and simple recipe that is a big hit at gatherings or school class parties.

Whether you are organizing a Christmas party or searching for a fun family activity, these festive chocolate snacks are bound to be a crowd-pleaser, making them shareable chocolate pretzel Christmas trees for gatherings.

A close-up image of a chocolate pretzel Christmas tree. The tree is made of pretzels drizzled with green chocolate and decorated with gold and red sprinkles.

Festive Fun with Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels

Simply prepare them and serve them along with other festive treats or cookies, and your cookie platter is ready to be served. These easy and edible Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzels are the cutest and effortless holiday treats to make with your kids.

Young ones eager to participate in holiday treat-making, don’t they?

This recipe is ideal to make with kids as they will not only enjoy making them, but it’s also their chance to showcase their creativity in the kitchen with DIY Christmas Tree Shaped Chocolate Pretzels.

Simply give the ingredients to your kids and let them have fun “decorating” their trees in any way they like. Sprinkles make perfect mini-edible ornaments, allowing them to create a colorful tree or a gold tree.

It doesn’t matter if they turn out adorable or end up a bit messy; the taste remains just as delicious.

So are you ready to welcome and enjoy the holiday spirit with these delightful and shareable DIY Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees for gatherings?

This Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree:

  • is a Kid-friendly Christmas recipe

  • is a delicious festive chocolate snack

  • is a quick and easy no-bake dessert

  • gets done in 5 minutes

  • can be served as a dessert

  • can also be used as a cupcake topper

  • is effortless to whip up

  • is an ideal blend of sweet and salty

  • is a wonderful last-minute dessert option

  • is a lovely addition to your cookie table

  • is a decorative masterpiece for the dessert table

A hand holding a bowl of chocolate-covered pretzel sticks arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree.

Ingredients:

  • Pretzel Sticks: They are one of the key ingredients for this recipe. Pretzel sticks provide this treat with a satisfying crunch and a hint of saltiness, which goes beautifully well with the sweet decadence of white chocolate.

Also, they are slender, making them an ideal option for a sturdy tree structure.

  • White Chocolate or Candy Melts: White chocolate is the star of this chocolate tree recipe as it adds a luscious sweetness that complements the salty pretzels. I have used regular white chocolate here, but you can also use candy melts or baking chocolate for this treat.

Just make sure that you use high-quality white chocolate or candy melts to achieve a smooth, creamy, and delightful texture.

  • Green Food Coloring: I have added a few drops of edible green food color to add a touch of holiday charm to this recipe. The green color adds a beautiful green hue to Christmas trees.

  • Multi-Colored Sprinkles: To add a burst of color and a playful crunch, I have topped these trees with some multi-colored sprinkles. These tiny, vibrant decorative sprinkles add a gorgeous festive touch and a delightful textural contrast to the rich and creamy chocolate.

  • Coconut Oil or Butter: I have added a bit of coconut oil to add a glossy shine and to enhance the smoothness of melted white chocolate. You can also use butter or neutral oil to dilute the melted chocolate.

  • Edible Gold/Silver Leaves: I have decorated trees with some edible gold leaves. They add a beautiful festive touch of elegance to these trees.

Though using edible leaves is optional here, the trees would still be pretty and delicious without any edible silver/golden leaves.

Variations

Fruity Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree: 

Love a fruity fusion like Chocolate Pomegranate Bites and Chocolate Covered Blueberries? Then you can add a burst of fruity flavor into your holiday treats by using strawberry or other fruit-flavored white chocolate. Then decorate them with some dried fruit for added fruity color and flavor.

Milk Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree: 

For a milky variation, you can swap white chocolate with milk chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree: 

For a healthier alternative, you can use 85% dark chocolate.

Coconut Pretzel Christmas Tree: 

You can add a touch of tropical goodness by using coconut cream. For this variation, add thick coconut cream and some shredded coconut to the melted chocolate. Lastly, sprinkle them with more shredded coconut for that snowy look and added nutty texture.

A hand holding a pretzel drizzled with green chocolate and decorated with sprinkles and gold leaf, resembling a Christmas tree.

Storage Suggestions

To store these chocolate trees, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They remain fresh for up to 7 days in the refrigerator. However, trust me, they won’t last that long.

Freezing: You can also freeze these trees. To freeze, delicately wrap each tree in a plastic bag and freeze them until firm. Once they are firm, transfer them to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

A picture of four pretzel Christmas trees made with green chocolate.

Serving suggestions

Serve these trees as a dessert or a snack. You can also showcase them on a festive platter alongside other Christmas sweet treats like snowball cookies, Linzer Cookies, Thumbprint Cookies, cream cheese cookies, Apple Upside Down Puff Pastry, gingerbread biscotti, Eggless Banana Bread, and gingerbread truffles. 

They also taste great with hot orange juice, mulled wine, caramel chai, or hot chocolate.

Chocolate tree also make the ultimate Christmas party food or edible Christmas gifts.

Professional Tips & Tricks to make Best Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree

  1. Melted Chocolate Consistency: The melted chocolate should have a pourable consistency. To make it smooth, runny, and shiny, I have added some coconut oil. The runny chocolate helps you coat the pretzels effortlessly. However, adding coconut oil is optional if you are using candy melts.

  2. Sprinkles: Feel free to add any of your favorite sprinkles or other toppings. Make sure that you top the trees with sprinkles immediately after shaping. This step ensures that they adhere seamlessly to the chocolate.

  3. Decorative Drizzling: For a decorative touch, I have drizzled the green trees with a bit of white chocolate. But drizzling trees with white chocolate is entirely optional.

  4. Green food color: Edible green food color is used only to make these trees look festive. You can also make trees using white chocolate only.

  5. Shaping: To make trees, you can use piping bags like I used. Alternatively, you can use sandwich bags or Ziplock bags. Bags of any kind allow you to control the flow of chocolate, making it easier to shape the trees and add elaborate details. You can also drizzle using a fork.

  6. Parchment or Baking Paper: Make sure that you make the trees on a non-stick surface for easy removal. You can either use parchment paper or wax paper. Silicone mats can also be used for creating trees. This ensures easy removal and maintains the integrity of the chocolate coating.

Overhead picture of four chocolate-covered pretzel Christmas trees on a piece of parchment paper.

FAQ

Can I use different types of chocolate for coating? 

Yes, you can certainly use other types of chocolate for making chocolate trees. Tailor this recipe using chocolates such as milk, dark, caramel, or fruit chocolate.

How long do these trees stay fresh? 

These Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees stay fresh for up to a week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can I make these in advance for a party?

Certainly, you can make them in advance. In fact, preparing them a day ahead is a lovely idea for a hassle-free celebration. Simply make them and store them in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze these Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees?

Yes, these treats are freezer-friendly. To freeze, wrap each tree in plastic wrap and freeze until they are frozen. Once frozen, transfer them to a ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator when you’re ready to enjoy them.


Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to make Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree

  1. melted. Remove and stir well until smooth. Scoop about 100 grams of melted white chocolate into a piping or sandwich bag and set it aside. Add a few drops of green food coloring to the remaining melted white chocolate, mix well, and let it cool for a few minutes. Scoop the melted green chocolate into a piping bag.
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  3. Line a large baking sheet or a wooden board with parchment or wax paper. Place about 3 pretzel sticks to create each tree trunk on the baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart. You can make 4 trees on this surface. Gently squeeze the green chocolate onto the middle top part of the pretzel sticks, forming the outline of the tree. Fill it by going back and forth to create a 'tree.' Repeat this process until you have your desired number of Christmas trees. Garnish with melted white chocolate for that snowy look. It's like painting a tasty canvas. Sprinkle multi-colored sprinkles and a few gold leaves on the trees to make them shine. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
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  5. Remove from the refrigerator and enjoy the chocolate trees as a sweet and salty snack or use them as cake, cupcake or muffin toppers.
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Recipe Card


Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree [Recipe]

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Transform ordinary pretzels into scrumptious chocolate pretzel Christmas tree for a delightful holiday treat. The Perfect DIY Treat for Kids!
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
7 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts International 4
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
430 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree
  • 15 pretzel sticks
  • 400 grams white chocolate or candy melts
  • Multi-colored sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil/butter
  • A few drops of green food coloring
  • Edible gold/silver leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to make Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree
  1. melted. Remove and stir well until smooth. Scoop about 100 grams of melted white chocolate into a piping or sandwich bag and set it aside. Add a few drops of green food coloring to the remaining melted white chocolate, mix well, and let it cool for a few minutes. Scoop the melted green chocolate into a piping bag.
  2. Line a large baking sheet or a wooden board with parchment or wax paper. Place about 3 pretzel sticks to create each tree trunk on the baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart. You can make 4 trees on this surface. Gently squeeze the green chocolate onto the middle top part of the pretzel sticks, forming the outline of the tree. Fill it by going back and forth to create a 'tree.' Repeat this process until you have your desired number of Christmas trees. Garnish with melted white chocolate for that snowy look. It's like painting a tasty canvas. Sprinkle multi-colored sprinkles and a few gold leaves on the trees to make them shine. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator and enjoy the chocolate trees as a sweet and salty snack or use them as cake, cupcake or muffin toppers.

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NOTES:

  1. The melted chocolate should have a pourable consistency. To make it smooth, runny, and shiny, I have added some coconut oil. The runny chocolate helps you coat the pretzels effortlessly. However, adding coconut oil is optional if you are using candy melts.
  2. Feel free to add any of your favorite sprinkles or other toppings. Make sure that you top the trees with sprinkles immediately after shaping. This step ensures that they adhere seamlessly to the chocolate.
  3. Edible green food color is used only to make these trees look festive. You can also make trees using white chocolate only.
  4. For a decorative touch, I have drizzled the green trees with a bit of white chocolate. But drizzling trees with white chocolate is entirely optional.


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