Making these Christmas tree pretzels is easy and fun. They're a simple pretzel rod Christmas tree treat that everyone will love. Just 3 ingredients needed to make this easy holiday candy.
One of the best things about the holidays is making tasty treats to share. These pretzel rod Christmas tree snacks are sweet, easy to put together, and use minimal ingredients.
If you like to spend time in the kitchen making holiday themed recipes with the family add this one to your list for sure. Kids and adults alike will devour these sweet and salty Christmas tree pretzels made with candy melts and sprinkles.
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When the holidays roll around we start breaking out our favorite recipes for things like cookies, truffles, candy, and more. There's something for everyone to enjoy and even some recipes (like these Christmas tree pretzels) that don't require any baking!
If you need a fun and festive treat to share at a work or school party, a holiday snack for your dessert table, or something to liven up your cookie swap platters these pretzel rod Christmas trees are the perfect solution.
How many trees does this recipe make?
Each batch of Christmas tree pretzels as listed below will make 12 servings. You can easily cut that in half or double or even triple it. It will all come down to how many you need!
I like to make at least one full batch because then there is enough for the kids to enjoy at home and some to share or add to your cookie plates. If you are making these for a large crowd it's very easy to make large batches at once.
You can use different color green candy melts to add some variety or keep them all the same. In the end they'll taste great and look super cute, it's a win-win!
Can I make these gluten free?
If you have dietary restrictions you can easily accommodate them with this recipe for Christmas tree pretzels. Use gluten free pretzels for the base and be sure to use sprinkles and candy melts that meet your needs as well.
There are lots of options for low or no sugar added candy melts these days as well as choices for dairy free so you can make treats that everyone can enjoy no matter their dietary restrictions!
What do I need to make pretzel rod Christmas tree snacks?
As I mentioned above you only need three simple ingredients to make thee pretzel rod Christmas tree snacks. We will use the following to make the most fun and festive holiday candy:
- Pretzel rods
- Green candy melts
- Holiday sprinkles
Can you believe it is that easy? All of these items are really easy to keep on hand a well so you can stock up on supplies whenever you find them on sale and then you are ready to make these when the mood strikes.
How to make Christmas tree pretzels:
The process for making these Christmas tree pretzels is even easier than the shopping list. Check out this step by step guide so you can see for yourself how in just six easy steps you will have an adorable Christmas snack to share.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Arrange pretzels on a baking sheet, about 3-4 inches apart.
Melt candy according to directions.
Pour melted candy into a ziplock baggie, and snip off the very corner of it with a scissors.
Pipe melted candy on the pretzels, starting at the top, moving in a back and forth motion, making your drizzles wider as you move towards the bottom, to resemble a tree. Stop when you are ¾ of the way down the pretzel.
Top generously with sprinkles immediately.
How to serve these holiday treats:
I usually put these out on a plate for everyone to grab and munch on at their leisure. You can also use these for topping cakes and cupcakes. They make a cute little addition and the pretzel rod acts like a stick so you can just plop them on your holiday baked goods to make them even more festive.
If you are buying store made cakes or desserts this is an easy way to make them look more DIY too 😉
Looking for more holiday desserts to try?
If you need some other fun and tasty holiday treats to make this year we've got you covered. Check out these other delicious holiday desserts that are equally fun and always a hit for parties, family gatherings, and more.
- Holiday Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles
- 3 Ingredient Candy Recipes for the Holidays
- 3-Ingredient Holiday Cookies
- Rolo Pretzel Candy Bites
- Easy Chocolate Truffles
- Easy Truffle Recipe with Chocolate and Coffee
Printable Christmas Tree Pretzels Recipe:
- 12 pretzel rods
- 12 oz green candy melts
- Holiday sprinkles
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Arrange pretzels on a baking sheet, about 3-4 inches apart.
- Melt candy according to directions.
- Pour melted candy into a ziplock baggie, and snip off the very corner of it with a scissors.
- Pipe melted candy on the pretzels, starting at the top, moving in a back and forth motion, making your drizzles wider as you move towards the bottom, to resemble a tree. Stop when you are ¾ of the way down the pretzel.
- Top generously with sprinkles immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g