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Candy Melt Christmas Trees

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Candy Melt Christmas Trees are easy to make and super cute for the holiday season. You can make these candy Christmas trees for special treats or to share!

If you are looking for a great recipe to add some spice to your cookie platters and shareable desserts table this year these candy melt Christmas trees are the perfect option.

Some other delicious Christmas treats are things like Grinch Rocky Road Candy, Christmas Fudge Recipe, Reindeer Snack Cakes, No Bake Nutella Reindeer Cookies, and even Grinch Chocolate Bark. There’s something for everyone to try!

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pin showing the finished candy melt Christmas trees

I love to make holiday treats, these candy melt Christmas trees are cute, tasty, and easy to make. They’re the perfect holiday dessert for everyone to enjoy.

This recipe is really easy to make and it’s great for making with small kids if they like to help in the kitchen. There’s nothing complicated and the candy Christmas trees don’t require baking or sharp tools which makes them safe for even little ones to assist with preparing.

a look at the finished candy melt Christmas trees

How many servings does this recipe for candy Christmas trees make?

This recipe for Candy melt Christmas trees makes 8 servings. You can easily double or even triple this recipe without much additional prep or planning work.

If you need to make some extras to have enough to eat at home and some to share you’ll definitely want to double up the recipe. Just add double the ingredients to your shopping list and get to work!

a look down at the plate full of the finished candy melt Christmas trees

Are these candy trees gluten free?

These candy Christmas trees are easily made with all gluten free ingredients. Most of the ingredients are naturally gluten free. The pretzel sticks will need to be specifically gluten free if you need that adjustment!

Don’t worry about the quality, gluten free pretzel sticks will work just fine and taste great. There’s nothing else on the list that should have gluten unless it’s an additive, just keep an eye on the ingredients listed.

close up view of the finished Christmas tree candy melts ready to eat

What do I need to make these candy melt trees?

These Christmas tree candies are easily made with dark green and bright green candy melts as well as some cake pastry bags. You’ll need kitchen shears, wax paper, pretzel dipping sticks, and Wilton sweet Isomalt sugar gems along with some white snowflake sprinkles!

Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for a printable sheet that includes all the full ingredient amounts, step by step instructions, easy shopping links, nutritional estimates and more!

ingredients needed to make the candy melt Christmas trees ready to eat

Kitchen essentials for tasty no bake recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

I like these casserole dishes from Pyrex which are great for no bake recipes and for all your favorite dinners, brownies, cakes, and more.

You can’t go wrong with some good sharp knives and a cutting board. They will always come in handy in the kitchen for recipes of any kind, even desserts!

a finished candy melt Christmas tree

How to make easy candy melt trees:

Let’s dive on in and take a look at how easy it is to make these delicious candy melt trees. They’re so cute and your can decorate them to your liking. They keep for a long time too so you can enjoy them all throughout the holiday season.

They can be made in advance for holiday parties, family gatherings, and more.

melted candy melts

Melt the dark green candy melts according to package instructions. (You can either melt over a double boiler, or in the microwave. I prefer the microwave using a glass bowl. Be careful not to over heat, or the candy melts will become chalky and difficult to use. If this happens, add a small amount of coconut oil, and mix well.) 

pastry bag filled with melted candy melt

Drape a pastry bag over your hand, fill with the melted candy, and cut the tip of the bag with kitchen shears. 

candy melts being draped over the pretzel stick

Place a piece of wax or parchment paper over a flat plate or tray. Place the pretzel sticks on the tray, and drizzle the candy melts back and forth, making the melted candy wider as you go in the shape of a Christmas tree. 

look at the tree ready to be decorated

Immediately add some red and clear sugar gems, and some white snowflake sprinkles. The green candy melts will harden rather quickly, so make sure you get your decorations on before the candy hardens. Try different shapes and designs to make different types of tree shapes. 

decorated trees

Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the bright green candy melts for the remaining pretzel sticks. 

finished trees ready to be enjoyed

Once all of your candied trees are decorated, place in the refrigerator to set for approximately 5 minutes. 

Finished trees ready to serve.

Once set, your trees are ready to be enjoyed. 

Finished trees ready to serve

These can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three weeks.

a top down view of the finished trees

Looking for more delicious Christmas treats to make?

Here are some of our favorite Christmas treats! You will definitely want to make a few of these other desserts to share. They are all great for the holidays and excellent for gifting.

Finished Christmas tree candy treats

Printable Candy Melt Christmas Tree Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Candy Melt Christmas Trees

Featured image showing the candy melt Christmas trees ready to eat

Candy Melt Christmas Trees are easy to make and super cute for the holiday season. You can make these candy Christmas trees for special treats or to share!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ c dark green candy melts
  • ½ c bright green candy melts
  • 2 cake decorating pastry bags
  • Kitchen shears
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • 8 pretzel dipping sticks
  • Wilton Sweet Isomalt Sugar Gems, red and clear (Available at Walmart, Michael’s and Joann’s Craft Stores)
  • White snowflake sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt the dark green candy melts according to package instructions. (You can either melt over a double boiler, or in the microwave. I prefer the microwave using a glass bowl. Be careful not to over heat, or the candy melts will become chalky and difficult to use. If this happens, add a small amount of coconut oil, and mix well.)
  2. Drape a pastry bag over your hand, fill with the melted candy, and cut the tip of the bag with kitchen shears.
  3. Place a piece of wax or parchment paper over a flat plate or tray. Place the pretzel sticks on the tray, and drizzle the candy melts back and forth, making the melted candy wider as you go in the shape of a Christmas tree.
  4. Immediately add some red and clear sugar gems, and some white snowflake sprinkles. The green candy melts will harden rather quickly, so make sure you get your decorations on before the candy hardens. Try different shapes and designs to make different types of tree shapes.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 with the bright green candy melts for the remaining pretzel sticks.
  6. Once all of your candied trees are decorated, place in the refrigerator to set for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Once set, your trees are ready to be enjoyed.
  8. These can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three weeks.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 443mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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