Christmas Tree Pretzel Rods

Christmas Tree Pretzel Rods
(c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 pretzel trees (6 servings)

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
  • Optional: assorted sprinkles

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  7. Refrigerate the tray briefly to set the coating.

  8. Serve and enjoy!


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