These Christmas Tree Pretzels are super festive and super easy to make. They’re a sweet and salty treat that makes a great addition to any holiday gathering.
If you’re looking for a festive treat that won’t take a ton of effort to make, then look no further. You’ve found it. These super cute snacks are full of chocolate and pretzel flavor, and they’re super simple to make. It doesn’t get better!
Talk about a great idea, these Christmas Tree Pretzels are so much fun to make, and they’re so festive. These would be a great addition to brighten up a buffet table.
Wrap in cellophane and lay at each place setting as favors, or they would make a terrific Hostess gift. Where ever you decide to place or gift these, they’ll make a wonderfully festive surprise.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- They’re a delicious combination of sweet chocolate and salty pretzels.
- They’re super festive.
- They’re incredibly easy to make!
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You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe. The highlights are below, but see the recipe card at the end of the post for the full list of ingredients and quantities.
- White chocolate almond bark
- Oil-based food coloring gel
- Pretzel rods
- Christmas Tree Mold
- Multi-colored nonpareils
🔪 How to Make Christmas Tree Pretzels
Making these Christmas tree pretzels is easier than you might think. They might look fancy, but they actually come together very quickly.
Step 1: Melt the Chocolate
Break up the almond bark and add it to a large microwave-safe bowl. Melt at 15-second intervals until fully melted.
Step 2: Color the Chocolate
Add a heaping tablespoon of the melted chocolate into 3 small bowls, leaving most of the chocolate in the large bowl. Add a drop or two of red, blue, and purple food coloring into each bowl respectively. Then, add 1/4 cup of the chocolate to a medium bowl and add 3 to 4 drops of yellow food coloring.
Finally, add green food coloring to the largest bowl of melted chocolate until you reach the desired intensity of green.
Step 3: Add Chocolate to the Mold
Using a small paintbrush, fill the “decoration” indentations on the inside of the Christmas tree molds with red, blue, and purple chocolate, and fill in the star with yellow chocolate. Let dry for about 10 minutes.
Fill the mold halfway with the green chocolate and lay a pretzel rod into each mold. Then, continue adding the green chocolate until the mold is filled. Let stand for 1 hour to set.
Step 4: Decorate the Pretzel Rods
Carefully remove the chocolate from the Christmas tree molds, and lay the tree-topped pretzels on the parchment paper. Melt more white almond bark in the microwave and drizzle it over the pretzel rods. Then, sprinkle the nonpareils over the melted chocolate. Let set for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Any Melting Chocolate: You can decorate the pretzel rods with any melting chocolate you like.
- Sprinkles: You can add a few sprinkles to the inside of the chocolate mold as well for more color and “lights”.
If you think this recipe is cute, then check out our Christmas tree cookies.
You’ll only need a few simple pieces of equipment to make this recipe.
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Small bowls
- Christmas tree chocolate mold
- Parchment paper
Store these in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. For longer storage, store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to a month.
Although this recipe is very straightforward, there are some things to remember to make these Christmas tree pretzels the best that they can be.
- Use oil-based food coloring gel to ensure that your melted chocolate doesn’t seize.
- Be gentle when removing the chocolate from the tree molds.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Melted chocolate can seize if water is added to it. Regular food coloring is water-based, which can cause the chocolate to seize.
Just as the name suggests, this kind of food coloring is oil-based rather than water-based, making it safe to use with melted chocolate.
Be very gentle. These molds are designed to be easily removable, so if you apply light pressure while pulling, you should have no issues. Don’t try to simply pop off the mold quickly, though.
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Christmas Tree Pretzels
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- Small bowls
- Christmas tree chocolate mold
- parchment paper
- 24 ounces White Chocolate Almond Bark
- Food Coloring Oil Gel for Chocolate Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Green (See link for Colors made to color the Chocolate)
- 12 Pretzel Rods
- 1 container of multi colored Nonpareils
- In a large bowl, place the White Chocolate Almond Bark, breaking it into pieces.
- Place the bowl in the microwave for 1 minute, stopping at 15 second intervals to stir the White Chocolate, until it’s completely melted.
- When the Chocolate is melted, place a small amount of the chocolate in 3 small bowls,(about a heaping Tablespoon) leaving most of the Chocolate in the large bowl.
- Place about 1/4 cup of the Chocolate in a medium size bowl – this will be for the Yellow color.
- In the 3 bowls, drop a drop or two of the Red food coloring gel into one of the bowl, and stir, and drop Blue in another of the bowls, and Purple in the last one.
- Stir the chocolate, and if needed, and a little more food coloring to achieve the desired color.
- In the Medium bowl, add the Yellow Food Coloring Gel, about 3 or 4 drops, and stir well to blend.
- In the Christmas Tree Molds, there are indentations for the decorations that are on the tree.
- Using a small paint brush, fill the indentations in with the Red, Blue, and Purple colored Chocolate.
- Using a paint brush, fill in the Star on top of the Tree with the Yellow colored Chocolate.
- Allow to dry, for about 10 minutes.
- In the large bowl of melted Chocolate, add the Green Food Coloring to the Chocolate until you have the desired color of Green.
- Start with 2 or 3 drops, and add a little more if needed.
- Fill in the Mold about half way with the Green Chocolate, then lay the Pretzel in the mold, and spoon the Green Chocolate over the Pretzel, filling the Mold.
- Let the Mold sit for about 1 hour to set, or harden the Chocolate.
- Carefully, pop the Christmas Trees out of the Mold, and lay on Parchment paper.
- Melt White Chocolate Almond Bark, or any melting Chocolate in the microwave, and drizzle it over the Pretzel Rods, then spoon/sprinkle the Nonpareils over the melted chocolate, and allow about 30 minutes for the chocolate to set. Keep the Pretzel Rods in a container until time to serve.