Christmas Tree Pretzel Rods

Christmas tree pretzel recipe

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 6 trees
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
523 Calories
25g Fat
69g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 523
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 440mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 283mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Christmas tree pretzel rods couldn't be easier! Drizzle green candy over pretzels to make these cute and delicious Christmas trees. This is a great candy for kids to help with—let them get creative with the decorative toppings like sprinkles, nuts, and coconut.  


  • 8 ounces green candy coating

  • 6 large pretzel rods

  • Assorted sprinkles, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Christmas tree pretzels rods
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  2. Place the green candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.

    Green coating
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  3. Arrange the pretzel rods on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or waxed paper.

    Pretzels on baking sheet
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  4. Transfer the melted coating to a large plastic bag. Snip a hole in the corner of the bag.

    Transfer melted coating to plastic bag
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  5. Drizzle the coating over a pretzel rod in a tree shape: start about halfway up a rod, and make the wide base of the tree, gradually narrowing as you reach the top until it comes to a peak at the top of the pretzel.

    Drizzle coating
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  6. While the coating is still wet, sprinkle it with assorted sprinkles to represent Christmas lights. If desired, you can place a gold candy or star-shaped sprinkle on top. Repeat until all of the pretzels have been turned into trees.

    Put on sprinkles
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  7. Refrigerate the tray briefly to set the coating.

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  8. Serve and enjoy!

    Christmas tree pretzel rods
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  • Store Christmas Tree Pretzel Rods in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month.

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