Pretzel Christmas Trees

A few weeks back, I was lucky enough to get to share my Pretzel Christmas Trees over at I Heart Nap Time as part of Jamielyn’s Crazy Christmas Crafter series and since the day that it went live, I’ve been itching to get to share with you, my lovelies! Today is finally the day I get to give you all the juicy details and I hope you love these as much as I have!

Pretzel Christmas Trees at Sweet Rose Studio

My sweet babies adore having fun, holiday themed snacks and when I was tasked to come up with something Christmas-y to share with y’all, I knew I had a match made in crafty heaven! These Pretzel Christmas Trees are super easy to make and the kidlets can totally help add the “ornaments” to their trees so they can take some ownership of the final product. I’m showing two ornament variations here, but you could easily decorate them however you choose.


Pretzel Rods

green candy melts

sandwich bag


waxed paper

mini M&M’s



1. Lay out a generous sheet of waxed paper out and place the pretzel rods about 6 inches apart from each other.

2. Melt half a bag of the candy melts in the sandwich bag according to the direction. When the melts have reached a liquid form, snip a super tiny piece of one of the corners off the bag.

3. Squeeze the candy melt out of the bag starting from the top of the pretzel rod, gradually creating a tree shape.

4. Sprinkle your choice of toppings on the candy melt to create the look of ornaments. This is a great step for the kids to do!

5. Let the candy melt cool completely before serving. I let mine cool over night to make sure they had set appropriately.

Here’s a close-up of the sprinkle Christmas tree:

Pretzel Christmas Trees at Sweet Rose Studio 2

And here’s the close-up of the mini M&M Christmas tree:

Pretzel Christmas Trees at Sweet Rose Studio 1


Don’t they both look super adorable and yummy?

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  1. says

    Brilliant idea. This Christmas tree is looking beautiful. I would love to use make this one for this Christmas. I am glad that I came across to your blog and got this beautiful idea for my home decoration.

  2. linda says

    I am not familiar with the green candy melts. Are they a specialty item? Are you talking about green slices, a chewy candy covered in sugar?

  3. Lyndi says

    Love this! I’m going to make them for my students for Christmas. How many pretzel trees could you make from one bag of candy melts?


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