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
1-2 foil lined baking sheets
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.
**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.
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