Best of Christmas Cookies 2019: Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees
Hey hey! I’m back with round two (which in all honestly will probably be the last round) of my fave Christmas cookies of 2019 for ya – Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees! I suppose technically these aren’t “cookies,” but I’m going to call them that – they’re sweet, they’re a treat, so they’re close enough! 🙂
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These pretzel trees took me about 30 minutes to make total, they are crazy easy, and they dry super quickly too – so if you’re in a pinch and need a cute holiday treat for a party or hostess gift, you can whip these up in no time at all! How cute would these be in a mini version on top of cupcakes or a cake, too?!
What You’ll Need:
- 2-3 12oz bags of Green Melting Candy Wafers (I got mine at Hobby Lobby) – you could also make white trees with colorful sprinkles – I think I’ll be doing this next year!
- Long salted pretzel rods
- 2-3 Ziploc sandwich bags
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- Assorted Sprinkles
- Wax Paper
- Lay out several pieces of wax paper on a flat work space.
- Lay out your pretzel rods in a staggered patterns about 6″ apart from each other (you need to be sure you have enough space for each tree). You can use broken pretzel rods to create smaller trees, too!
- Melt the candy wafers according to the instructions on the package. It should be fully melted with no chunks. (I suggest making only one bag of wafers at a time, and using a new ziploc bag for each round. The trees dry very quickly so you need to get your sprinkles on ASAP).
- Scoop your melted candy into a Ziploc bag, carefully squeeze out as much air as you can and then seal.
- Cut one corner of your bag – cut a SMALL tip, you can’t go back! Be ready to drizzle AS SOON AS YOU CUT THE TIP OFF THE BAG! It comes out quick!
- Start about halfway up each pretzel rod and drizzle your chocolate in an upward direction, starting wide for the base of the tree and getting thinner as you go up. There really is no messing up here, our trees came out a bit messy but I think it adds to their charm!
- Once all of the chocolate is out of your bag, its time to add sprinkles! This is the fun part, because you can make these trees however you like – neutral, colorful, or even naked if you like! I decorated mine with white and red sprinkles since that matched my decor this year.
- Wait about 10-15 minutes, and then carefully pull your trees off the wax paper. I allowed mine to dry for a bit on wire racks so the bottoms could cool as well. Store flat in an airtight container.
And that’s it – Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees! Easy peasy lemon squeezy! And they’re super delicious too – the sweet and salty combo is amazing! Definitely kid approved!
Let me know if you try these Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees out y’all! Id love to see your rendition of these adorable Christmas cookies (or not cookie, whatever). 😉
Enjoy your holiday season, friends, and cheers to all the eating alllllll the yummy goodies!