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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Pretzel Trees for Christmas

by Heather


I have a fun Christmas recipe for you – my easy chocolate pretzel trees! This adorable festive treat is another super simple recipe to make this holiday season! With just 3 ingredients you could probably already have on hand, you can easily make these no-bake Christmas treats!

no bake chocolate pretzel trees

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Pretzel Trees for Christmas

Festive holiday treats are quickly becoming my favorite thing! If you’ve loved my reindeer bark, snowman chocolate bark or tree-shaped Christmas hot cocoa bombs, these cute chocolate pretzel Christmas trees are another one you’ll love!

Once the chocolate is melted and added to a piping bag or plastic ziplock bag, the fun starts. Drizzle the chocolate over your pretzel sticks into the shape of a tree, add fun sprinkles, and chill!

You can make these with dark chocolate chips as the recipe states, or get creative with green candy melts or white chocolate and green food coloring (use matcha for natural coloring!).

The possibilities are as wide as your imagination!

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Pretzel Trees for Christmas

What type of festive sprinkles should you use?

Your choice of sprinkles is where the fun happens! I like star-shaped sprinkles for the top of the tree, and snowflake sprinkles to make it feel like winter.

You could use chocolate candies that look like Christmas lights to really give it the feel of a real Christmas tree, or simply opt for red decorating sugargreen decorating sugar, or Christmas color sprinkles.

If you’re looking to keep artificial dyes out of your sweet treats, you can do that! All of the sprinkles and candies linked above do not have any artificial dyes added to them.

Simple ingredients you'll need for the easiest Christmas dessert

Simple ingredients you’ll need for the easiest Christmas dessert

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

How to make easy chocolate Christmas tree pretzels

How to make easy chocolate Christmas tree pretzels

Step 1: Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips. You can also do this in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments until melted.

Step 2: Add to a piping bag, squeeze bottle, or plastic bag with the corner of the bag cut off.

Step 3: Lay the mini pretzel rods on a parchment paper or wax paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the pretzel in the shape of a Christmas tree – about 1 tbsp of chocolate per tree.

Step 4: Add your favorite sprinkles in a variety of colors. Chill in the fridge or freezer until set, and enjoy!

Watch me make cute chocolate pretzel Christmas trees

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

Serving suggestion

Make festive cupcakes – Make a batch of applesauce cupcakes topped with healthy cream cheese frosting, or my flourless peanut butter chocolate muffins topped with 3-ingredient chocolate frosting, and then add shredded coconut for snow or crushed candy canes to make them extra festive plus Christmas tree pretzel rods to top them off! How cute will those holiday cupcakes be?!

Serve as a forest of trees – Make a big batch of chocolate Christmas trees and then press them into floral foam and place them as the centerpiece at your Christmas dessert table!

Teach gift box – Bring to school class parties or give to your kid’s teacher as a thank you by pairing these chocolate trees with snowman bark, reindeer chocolate bark, and Christmas hot cocoa bombs.

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How to store

Once all of your Christmas tree shape pretzel treats are chilled and the chocolate has hardened, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge.

They will stay fresh for at least 1 week!

Substitutions, optional variations & dietary adjustments

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions and dietary adjustments that will work well in this pretzel chocolate trees recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Keep it gluten-free –  Be sure to use gluten-free pretzels to keep this recipe celiac-friendly!

Vegan chocolate – To ensure it’s dairy-free and free of any animal products, use vegan chocolate chips.

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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Pretzel Trees for Christmas

I have a fun Christmas recipe for you – my easy chocolate pretzel trees! This adorable festive treat is another super simple recipe to make this holiday season! With just 3 ingredients you could probably already have on hand, you can easily make these no-bake Christmas treats!
Prep Time10 minutes
Chill Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate chips, christmas recipe, pretzels, sprinkles
Servings: 8
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Heather

Instructions

  • Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips. You can also do this in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments until melted.
  • Add to a piping bag, squeeze bottle, or plastic bag with the corner of the bag cut off.
  • Lay the mini pretzel rods on a parchment paper or wax paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the pretzel in the shape of a Christmas tree – about 1 tbsp of chocolate per tree.
  • Add your favorite sprinkles in a variety of colors. Chill in the fridge or freezer until set, and enjoy!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.02mg
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If you try this chocolate pretzel trees recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

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