Chocolate Christmas Trees are Perfect for Holiday Parties

Chocolate Christmas Trees are Perfect for Holiday Parties

It’s that time of year again! Between holiday shopping, event planning and holiday travel, who has time to take a breath? Let me help you solve one dilemma for a sweet recipe that is so adorable, you won’t believe how simple and quick they are to make. So sit back and give yourself an pat on the back because these Chocolate Christmas Trees will be a sure hit for any holiday get-together, school party or keep out of mom’s hair treat!

Chocolate Christmas Trees

What you will need:

12 oz. package of Wilton green candy melts

1 package of mini M&M baking bits (located in the baking aisle at major retailers)

1 bag of pretzel sticks (not the larger rods)

1-2 small sandwich baggies

kitchen scissors

1-2 foil lined baking sheets

Chocolate Christmas Trees are Perfect for Holiday Parties

Let’s get to creating

#1. Put the green candy melts in a microwavable safe glass dish. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Remove from the microwave and let cool a few minutes. 

#2. Once the chocolate is cool but still melted, scoop it into the sandwich baggie, squeeze the extra air out and make a small snip in the bottom corner of the bag. 

#3. Place a small pretzel stick on the foil lined baking sheet. Draw one line of green chocolate across the pretzel about midway up the pretzel. Continue to work your way up the pretzel making the gren chocolate lines shorter and shorter making a Christmas tree. 

Too make the tree ‘thicker’, simply work your way back down going an a back a forth motion.  I thought these were pretty easy to make but if you want, do a practice run a few times….

#4. Sprinkle a few of the mini baking M&M’s on the tree to resemble ornaments. 

Again, practice makes perfect. The first few trees I did looked funny and that’s ok! This is supposed to be fun and they don’t have to be perfect. Once you do 1-2 of them you will get the hand of it. 

#5. Once you’ve used all the chocolate and decorated your trees, place the baking sheets in the fridge. Take them out after 20 minutes and you will be able to pop the trees right off the foil. Be gentle with them and store them in the fridge. I ended up letting mine set out for 30 minutes and a few broke in half so keep in the fridge until ready to serve. 

Chocolate Christmas Trees are Perfect for Holiday Parties

**1 12 oz. package of candy melts *should* make approximately 32 2-3” Christmas trees. I only used about ¼ of my package and ended up with 8-9 2-3” trees. 

Do you love to try new recipes? Or simply crave new treat ideas for the holidays? Visit Motherhood Defined Recipes for more great desserts to keep them running back to the table for more.

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  1. Those are cute, but they look like they’ll fall apart easily when you bite into them. Did they hold together for you?

  2. Chocolate Christmas Trees are Perfect for Holiday Parties and for pinning on my Sweet Tooth Pinterest board. I want to keep this delicious recipe for St. Patrick’s Day cookies. All I have to do is make four leaf clovers 🍀 or top hats 🎩 It’ll be so sweet! Yum 😋

  3. These are so cute and so easy to make. They would certainly be something different that no one else would bring.

  4. This is so cute and looks like a big hit! My kids would love them and have fun making them!!

  5. These are so pretty and festive! They look yummy and seem fairly easy to make too. They would add a nice decorative touch to any Holiday table.

  6. Love these super cute, easy to make, & yummy looking trees! Thx very much for sharing the recipe!

  7. These are cute as a button, and I had no idea how easy they are to make. You know these treats will be gobbled up and they will love them!

  8. I’m definitely going to try to make these, going to get the grandchildren in on it! Sounds like fun way to make Christmas memories, messy but fun 😂🤩🤪

  9. I love these Christmas trees, they look great! Doesn’t seem to hard to make, so that’s a plus!! Thank you for the recipe.

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