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Chocolate Christmas Trees (You Can Make With Kids!)

chocolate treesI was on Pinterest and pinned this super cute Fast and Easy Christmas Treats image. I checked out the post and the chocolate Christmas trees seemed simple enough … but it wasn’t fast and easy. You melt chocolate, then pipe it, then decorate. Piping is never fast. It takes quite a bit of time, no matter how quickly I try to do it. Luckily, if you use candy melts for this project, they stay warm quickly so you have time to work with it even if your piping does take a while.

So, I would definitely keep the piping as an adult-only job. But the placing of the pretzels and the decorating can easily be done by kids. And that’s great. These are really cute treats for a bake sale or to take to grandma’s for Christmas dinner. Your kids will have such pride knowing that they helped with these chocolate Christmas trees — and you’ll be happy the piping was worth it.

And trust me, it’s worth it. When I was piping, I was cursing myself. And after, I was so happy I made these chocolate Christmas trees. They really are adorable.

Chocolate Christmas Trees

What You’ll Need:

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  • Mini pretzel sticks
  • Sprinkles
  • Parchment paper
  • Ziploc bag
  • Wilton candy melts (in green)
  • scissors

What You’ll Do:

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Melt candy melts according to the package (1/4 of the package makes about 14 trees).

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Scoop the melted chocolate into the Ziploc bag. Cut the tip off with your scissors. You’ll use this to pipe.

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Pipe a triangle with a line down the center onto a piece of parchment paper.

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Place the pretzel stick on top (or have your kid do this).

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Traverse across the rod with the candy melt. Be sure to touch the triangle at the edges.

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Decorate with sprinkles (or let your kid jump in and decorate).

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Continue on.

I actually would pipe a few, then I could sprinkle them. Since you will, from time to time, smoosh the melted melts towards the hole in the Ziploc bag, the warmth from your hand will keep it melted. Once it’s out of the bag, though, it will chill quickly so be sure to sprinkle after you pipe three or four (depending on your speed).

You can leave them on the parchment paper and have them cool that way or pop them in the fridge for a minute. The only thing about the fridge is that they will discolor slightly.

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In case you want an easier play by play, that photo above shows you all the steps.

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Jill

Friday 11th of December 2015

Hi there Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week! Saturday Spotlight Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend! Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Kayla

Friday 11th of December 2015

Well isn't that just adorable! I've never seen something like this, but I LOVE chocolate covered pretzels!

Thanks so much for joining us on the the Alder Collective this week! Pinning, and we hope to see you again next week!

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Tuesday 8th of December 2015

How fun! Makes me wish I had littles again to help me make these! I suppose making them myself and giving them as gifts would be just as fun. Thanks so much for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

Betty

Sunday 6th of December 2015

Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

Leigh

Saturday 5th of December 2015

This is a cute idea, plus chocolate and pretzels are a great combo! Thanks for sharing! Pinned.