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How to Make Chocolate Pretzel Trees

by Jean Van't Hul
September 20, 2021
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Learn how to create these festive chocolate pretzel trees. This classic pairing makes for a yummy and fun Christmas treat!

Updated October 2021

Chocolate and pretzels are a traditional combination for a good reason. The smooth, rich chocolate is perfectly balanced by the saltiness and crunch of the pretzels. We’ve paired the two before by dipping pretzels in chocolate. This time, we combined them into a fun and easy Christmas tree treat.

This idea was loosely inspired by our candy cane lollipops, another fun holiday treat to make!

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How to Make Chocolate Pretzel Trees


  • Chocolate chips (whichever your preference is – milk, semi-sweet, dark, or even white!)
  • Pretzel rods
  • Sprinkles for decorating your trees
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper


  1. Melt your chocolate

    Use a double boiler or the microwave to melt your chocolate until it is pourable and spreadable.

  2. Arrange your pretzels

    Take three pretzel rods and lay them on your parchment paper lined baking sheet in the shape of a tree. Two pretzels form the upside-down “V” of the Christmas tree with another one in the center for the trunk.

    pretzels arranged in tree shapes

  3. Add chocolate

    Spoon the melted chocolate into the V, letting it fill and form the tree shapes.

    chocolate and pretzel trees

  4. Decorate your trees!

    Add sprinkles, white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows (really anything you’d like!) to decorate your pretzel trees.

    adding sprinkles to pretzel trees

  5. Let cool

    Allow your trees to cool and harden before enjoying.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

These also make a perfect little treat to give to teachers, friends, or neighbors. Once they’ve cooled and hardened, place them in a treat bag or container and give away!

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