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Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Trees


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 :)


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. Nancy [email protected] says

    This is a fantastic idea! Great to also serve at holiday parties!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Nancy!!

  2. [email protected] says

    These are adorable….definitely cute (and tasty) enough to make Gavin forget about the missing advent calendar. For at least 5 minutes :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Five minutes might be a stretch, lol!

  3. Melissa {Persnickety Plates} says

    Those little stars are the cutest things ever. I’m so glad I finally added you to my Bloglovin feed so I quit missing things. Took me long enough.

  4. Jessica says

    These looks so cute – I love the combo of peanut butter and pretzels – these are adorable! Good luck with Gavin’s advent calendar tomorrow AM! I bet you’ll redeem yourself! :)

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    Jordan’s gotten wise to me. She now reminds me every day the week prior “buy stuff for the tree mommy!!!!” and then nags me until I do it on Nov 30, lol. :)

    LOVE these trees!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Ha! That’s going to be us next year, Dorothy. :)

  6. Erin Foerch says

    I love these! What a great idea! Pinning!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Aw, thanks so much Erin!

  7. tanya says

    I love that Gavin is like a lab! That is too funny Lisa. I think I have one of those in my own home! These trees are fabulous!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Maybe they just need more walks . . . ? :) Thanks Tanya!

  8. Heather @ French Press says

    hello,lamemom here …it’s the 4th and I still do not have our advent calendar filled :( LOVE the trees

    • Lisa Longley says

      #wecanbebadmomstogether :)

  9. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says

    These are so cute and festive, Lisa! We are also being slow to get our decorations out since we were out of town for Thanksgiving. Such a bummer too, since it feels like Christmas is coming so fast!

    • Lisa Longley says

      That’s because it is coming fast!! Ahhhh!!! :)

  10. Carol says

    Hi! GREAT site! Love your suggestion to dip chocolate twice…although you may want to dip trees in green not orange(for pumpkins)! Cut and paste??? Sorry…retired teacher…need a editor/proofreader? Love to assist! I still have my red pen! Carol

    • Lisa Longley says

      Lol! Thanks Carol! How much do you charge for editing?? I do too much late night blog writing :)

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