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Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Trees

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posted: 12/03/13

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Trees | Delicious little Christmas Trees stuffed with peanut butter and coated with chocolate!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Trees | www.wineandglue.com

So over the weekend we got out all of our Christmas decorations, but because of all sorts of things . . . like me taking Quinn to Sesame Street Live, nap time, and my own general disorganization, things have been put up rather  . . . slowly.

This would be okay, except I live with Buddy the Elf, aka my sweet little almost six year old. He is kind of like a yellow lab in the form of a little boy. He is regularly bouncing off the walls, but with the Christmas spirit in him, he is like Christmas on steroids.

Its sweet to watch. And if you have any little bit of bah humbug in you all you need to do is spend about five minutes with Gavin.

Here’s the problem:  I still haven’t filled his Advent Calendar! We have this gorgeous train Advent Calendar that has all these little doors, and it’s wonderful, but it requires that a grown up stealthily fills it with chocolate . . . you know, prior to December 1st.

This morning I had to tell a rather disappointed Gavin that he still couldn’t open his train, and when he asked why, I just shrugged my shoulders. #lamemom

So my new plan is this. Tomorrow when he gets up and heads for his train, I’m going to hand him one of these Peanut Butter Stuffed Christmas Trees instead. Either that or maybe I should just hide the train . . . .

Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Trees | www.wineandglue.com

The way to make these is pretty simple. Equal parts peanut butter and powdered sugar mixed together and shoved into tree shaped pretzels, frozen for 15 minutes and then dipped in green chocolate. Once it dries you decorate. For more detailed instructions, check out my Peanut Butter Pretzel Pumpkins.

The cute little star sprinkles for on top were made from fondant. I used this recipe and technique for the fondant. And obviously I rolled it out on my Silpat :)

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Peanut Butter Christmas Tree Pretzels
(makes about two dozen)

  • 1/3 of a cup creamy peanut butter softened
  • 1/3 of a cup of powdered sugar
  • 24 tree shaped pretzels
  • a bag of green candy melts
  • decorations
  1. Mix the softened peanut butter and powdered sugar together.
  2. Spread evenly in the pretzels, setting them on wax paper.
  3. Put the pretzels (on the wax paper) in the freezer for 15 minutes. While they are setting, melt the candy melts following the instructions on the bag.
  4. Take two pretzels at a time out of the freezer and dip them in the chocolate. Note: mine were cute on the front and a mess on the back, but delicious all around. If you want them to look more perfect, you may want to do a second dipping in the green melts once the first layer sets.
  5. After the the trees have dried, melt some additional green chocolate and use it as the glue to add your stars and other decorations.

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff says

    So very cute … had to pin ;)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much Brenda! Comments like this make my day :)

  2. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom says

    Yep, that’s why I buy the cheapo advent calendars that already have the (gross) candy in them – HA! These trees are too cute, sharing on my FB page this afternoon!

  3. cakewhiz says

    Yayyy! i am so glad you enjoyed my tutorial! Your christmas trees look adorable :D
    Happy holidays :)

  4. Keri-Lyn says

    Ok, I love this idea and it’s perfect for what I want to do, but where on God’s green earth do you find tree shaped pretzels?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yeah, honestly I had to look at a few stores before I could find a Christmas mix that had trees, bells, and stars. Old Dutch makes them.

  5. Sandra says

    Where did you find the tree shaped pretzels? brand?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Utz makes some and so does Old Dutch. You can find some on Amazon.

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