Christmas Tree Pretzels made with candy melts, pretzels, and sprinkles are one of the easiest treats to make! These are so fun to make with kids!
Christmas is all about family time, good food, and homemade treats. And these Christmas tree pretzels are one of the easiest and most fun treats to make with your kids as they can help pipe them out and decorate them.
The Christmas Tree Pretzels can be made in an hour or less, and there is no baking required! They start off with a base of candy melts piped onto pretzels in Christmas tree shapes. Then Christmas sprinkles are added and they are left to dry and set.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Easy. You only need 3 ingredients to make these cute Pretzel Christmas Trees. No special tools or skills are required, and the kids can make them too!
- No Bake. You don’t need the oven to make these, which is a big plus since Christmas baking can be such a hassle and you need your oven for cookie baking!
- Homemade Christmas treats. What could really be better than making Christmas Tree Pretzels with your kids? These are so much fun for them to make, and they will love to give them as Christmas gifts too!
- Quick. You can have these Christmas Pretzel Trees made in an hour or less. Christmas is just around the corner, so quick Christmas treats like these are better than no Christmas treats at all.
So let’s get started making Christmas Tree Pretzels!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Complete list of ingredients with quantities and instructions is located in the recipe card below
- Pretzels: We are using mini pretzel sticks here to hold the candy melts.
- Candy Melts: You can either use green candy melts, or add green food coloring to melted white chocolate. I used 2 shades of Wilton Brand Green Candy Melts.
- Sprinkles: Decorate with any holiday sprinles that you like! I used Wilton’s Sweet Sugar Gems (Available at Walmart, Michael’s and Joann’s Craft Stores) and Snowflake Shaped Sprinkles.
How To Make Recipe
- Melt Candy Melts. Start by melting the candy melts according to the package instructions. I like to use the microwave, and melt in a microwave safe glass bowl. If you overheat the candy melts, they will harden and become chalky. So make sure that you don’t overheat them.
- Fill a Pipping Bag. Fill a disposable pipping bag with melted candy melts, and cut off the tip with kitchen shears or craft scissors.
- Pipe. Lay a sheet of wax paper on a flat surface, then place pretzel sticks and pipe out candy melts back and forth making it wider as you go to create Christmas tree shapes. Decorate with sprinkles immediately as the candy melts harden very quickly.
- Repeat. Repeat for the remaining pretzel sticks and candy melts, then transfer to the fridge for 5-10 minutes to speed up the hardening process. Once set, remove from the fridge and store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
- If you happen to overheat the candy melts, you can save the situation by adding a small amount of coconut oil and mixing well.
- Rather not use candy melts? You can make Christmas Trees Pretzels with melted chocolate instead. Either melt some white chocolate and add Christmas food coloring to get green Christmas Tree Pretzels, or melt some dark chocolate and leave them as they are for Christmas Tree Pretzels in brown.
Change the color of the candy melts, or use chocolate instead. I’ve made white chocolate Christmas trees before, and decorated them with blue snowflake sprinkles. They were super cute!
Go for milk or dark chocolate, and make brown Christmas trees.
Why not use these as Christmas cupcake toppers? They’re very pretty and they’re delicious too!
And don’t limit yourself to Christmas colors. You can also make these as Halloween Pretzel Witches, Easter Bunny Pretzel Bunnies, or for other occasions too. The possibilities are endless!
Other Christmas Tree Shaped Treats You Should Try
These Christmas Tree Pretzels are going to become a family tradition immediately after you make them with your kids for the first time! Pin the recipe to refer back to later.