Simply Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats

Simply Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats

Do you know why I love Rustic Chic so much? I love the way it is imperfectly perfect! With something like rustic and simple, it’s hard to go wrong. There is no pressure for perfection with these rustic and adorable Christmas trees with their oversize lights! I just love them, messy green chocolate drippings and all! Come on in, and I’ll show you how I made these yummy Simply Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats. 

Simple and Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats! These are adorable and perfect for your Christmas party food addition! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

When I first melted my green chocolate and set out my pretzel sticks, I was intending on making Christmas wreaths. The problem was that sometimes the plan in my head does not always manifest in reality. My wreaths looked like a blobby mess! I always tell my kids, that their mistakes or mishaps can always be made into something beautiful.  You just have to “think outside the box”. It took me most of the morning to figure out what I was going to do with my Christmas Wreath supplies (besides eat them all!), but I have to say, I kind of love my little messy trees! 

 

Simple and Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats! These are adorable and perfect for your Christmas party food addition! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Peppermint, Chocolate, and Pretzel is such a wicked good combination. Yum! 

Here’s What You’ll Need To Make Your Own – Simply Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats: (Yields 1 dozen)

  • Green melting chocolate ( You’ll use about 6 oz. for 1 dozen trees) –  I used Wilton
  • A small glass microwave proof bowl
  • A fork
  • Mini stick pretzels  – 42+ (extras for oops moments!) It happens. 🙂
  • Peppermint flavored M&Ms
  • Yellow star sprinkles
  • Wax Paper lined cookie sheets (2)-(small enough to fit in your freezer)

 

Now: Here’s my super long detailed tutorial for a simple food craft. 🙂 

  • Melt your chocolate melts – I pop mine into the microwave for 1 minute, stir and pop it back in for 30 seconds and stir until smooth
  • Grab one of the wax lined baking sheets, and set it out in front of you

Simple and Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats! These are adorable and perfect for your Christmas party food addition! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Drop 1 whole pretzel into the melted chocolate and push it down with the fork
  • Use the fork to lift the pretzel back up to the surface and rest the fork on the side of the bowl
  • Tap the fork several times onto the rim of the bowl to let the excess chocolate drip off
  • Slide the chocolate covered pretzel onto the wax paper
  • Repeat with 11 more pretzels!

Simple and Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats! These are adorable and perfect for your Christmas party food addition! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Break a small tip off of 12 more pretzels making them shorter than the whole pretzels by a smidgen
  • Do the same process with these 12 pretzels as you did with the whole pretzels

Simple and Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats! These are adorable and perfect for your Christmas party food addition! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Break 6 more pretzels in half and repeat the process with 12 half pretzels
  • Place all of the chocolate covered pretzels into the freezer to get nice and cold
  • Once they have cooled off enough – maybe about 5 minutes later, grab the sheet out of the freezer to assemble the trees

Assembling the trees:

Simple and Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats! These are adorable and perfect for your Christmas party food addition! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Now, grab your other wax lined baking sheet and 12 more pretzel sticks that have not been covered in chocolate
  • Place the naked pretzels onto the wax paper as your tree trunks
  • You’ll want a spoon or a toothpick as a tool for gluing the pieces together 
  • Make sure your melted chocolate is still smooth. If it has hardened, pop it back into the microwave for about 30 seconds to heat it up again
  • Use your toothpick or spoon to grab some melted chocolate
  • Doing 1 tree at a time – Place 3 dabs of chocolate onto the tree trunks
  • Assemble the tree by placing the longest green chocolate pretzels at the bottom, a medium in the middle and the smallest on top
  • Repeat with the rest of the parts
  • Pop into the freezer to get cold again

Decorating the trees:

Simple and Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats! These are adorable and perfect for your Christmas party food addition! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Make sure your chocolate is smooth – if it needs to be heated up, go ahead and warm it up again
  • Grab your cold trees out of the freezer
  • Place dabs of melted chocolate onto the tree to glue the M&Ms in place
  • I did 3 on the bottom, longest part
  • 2 on the middle 
  • 1 on top
  • I then added a little star to the tippy top of the tree

Let those set up and harden. Any parts that have come off can be glued together again with the melted chocolate

Here’s my top Amazon picks for this fun treat: I really wish I had the M&Ms with green, and look! There are jumbo stars! Woo! Hoo!
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Merry Christmas!

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Simple and Rustic Peppermint and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Christmas Tree Treats! These are adorable and perfect for your Christmas party food addition! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

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