Easy & Adorable Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcake Toppers

This time of the year is my favorite time for baking. There are so many adorable and festive ideas out there!

These pretzel Christmas tree cupcake toppers are one of those and seriously so fast and easy to put together. In fact, they are so easy, the kids can even do them!


How to Make Your Christmas Tree Cupcakes

If you are looking for the fastest way to make these treats, just pick up some generic cupcakes at your local grocery store and then add your adorable Christmas tree toppers to them! That’s what I did and I have zero shame in this because it saved me a lot of time! 🙂

However, making your own cupcakes is always a tastier option, if you have time to make them.  If you go for homemade cupcakes, you can add to the cuteness by making these chocolate cupcakes and use white frosting with coconut flakes to look like snow on your cupcakes! AH! Sooo cute!

These pretzel Christmas trees on generic store-bought cupcakes are super cute and festive on their own though too. You do you, my friend!


Supplies for Christmas Tree Cupcakes:

It’s always easier to make sure you have everything on hand! Here’s a checklist for you.

For these cupcake toppers, I prefer to use wax paper because it’s cheap and disposable. You could also use parchment paper or non-stick silicone mats though.


Initial Preparation:

Line your baking sheet with wax paper, this will stop the candy melts from sticking to your baking sheets.

Once you have your baking sheet lined, lay out the pretzel sticks making sure to leave some space between them so that when you drizzle the melted candy to form the trees they will not be touching each other.

Next melt the chocolate melts (or white chocolate chips). I love using candy melts because this just speeds up the process. Melt your chocolate and add food coloring and add them to a Ziploc bag or piping bag to do the drizzling.

If using the candy melt method, make sure to read the instructions on the package before starting.

IMPORTANT: don’t overheat your candy melts, otherwise the consistency of the candy will be wrong. It will get too hard and will not drizzle. To avoid this, heat them at 50% heat or on defrost in the microwave and knead the package every 30 seconds or so.


Assembling Your Pretzel Christmas Trees:

Once you have your candy melted or your chocolate chips in your piping bag, it’s time to assemble your pretzel Christmas trees! Cut your candy melt bag or use a drizzling tip for your piping bag and start drizzling the melted candy on top of your pretzel sticks in the shape of Christmas trees.

Note: You will want to be sure to start your tree about halfway up your pretzel stick that way there is room to push the cupcake topper into the cupcake!

Before your candy melts harden back up on the pretzel stick, add your sprinkles if you would like. I like to do half with sprinkles and half without just because some people don’t enjoy the taste of sprinkles. You will want to be quick about this part because the candy hardens back up fairly quickly.


Top Your Christmas Tree Cupcakes:

Once you have let your pretzel Christmas trees cool and harden back up for 5-10 minutes, they are ready to top your cupcakes. You can speed up this process by cooling them in the refrigerator too.


How Easy Was That?

That is all there is to it! These have to be the easiest Christmas tree cupcakes ever. However, even though they’re easy they still impress people! Everyone will absolutely love how cute and adorable they are.

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Easy & Adorable Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Homemade edible holiday cupcake toppers!
4.80 / 5 ( 5 Reviews )
Print Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 12
Adjust Servings: 12


  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Ziploc or piping bag


  • ½ cup Candy melts or white chocolate chips
  • Food coloring
  • 12 Pretzel sticks
  • 12 Cupcakes
  • Sprinkles


  • Line your baking sheet with wax paper
  • Lay out pretzel sticks on lined baking sheet leaving space between them to drizzle chocolate
  • Melt your candy melts.
  • Cut your candy melt bag or use a drizzling tip for your piping bag
  • Starting about halfhway up your pretzel stick drizzle the melted candy in the shape of Christmas trees.
  • Before candy melts harden back up on the pretzel stick, add your sprinkles if desired
  • Let cool 5-10 minutes to harden up, place in refrigerator to speed up this process
  • Top your cupcakes


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g

Meal Type: Desserts, Christmas
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes, Oven

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