Easy Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcake Toppers

This time of the year is my favorite time for baking. Not because I almost feel guilt-free for snacking on all of the goodies but because 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 for any holiday event! They are so easy, even the kids can do them!


How to Make Your Christmas Tree Cupcakes

If you are looking for the fastest way to make these treats, then I would recommend just picking up some generic cupcakes at your local grocery store and then adding 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 would be great too if you have time to make them. If you made your own, you can add to the cuteness by making chocolate cupcakes and using white frosting with coconut flakes to look like snow on your cupcakes! Really, the possibilities are endless.

These pretzel Christmas trees on generic store-bought cupcakes are super cute and festive on their own though too and that is how I like to do them personally.


Gather Your Supplies:

First things first, gather up your supplies! Here’s what you’ll need:

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 too.


Initial Preparation:

Line your baking sheet with your wax paper or whatever method you prefer to use to stop the candy melts from sticking to your baking sheets. Once you have your baking sheet lined, lay out your 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.

Now melt your candy melts. I love using candy melts because this just speeds up the process even more for me. You can also melt white chocolate chips with 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. You do not want to overheat your candy melts because then 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, like me, do not 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.

Hope you enjoy them and have a great holiday!

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Easy Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcakes

5 / 5 (2 reviews)
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 30 min
Yield: varies | Serves: varies


  • Candy melts or white chocolate chips
  • Food coloring
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Cupcakes
  • Sprinkles


  1. Line your baking sheet with wax paper
  2. Lay out pretzel sticks on lined baking sheet leaving space between them to drizzle chocolate
  3. Melt your candy melts.
  4. Cut your candy melt bag or use a drizzling tip for your piping bag
  5. Starting about halfhway up your pretzel stick drizzle the melted candy in the shape of Christmas trees.
  6. Before candy melts harden back up on the pretzel stick, add your sprinkles if desired
  7. Let cool 5-10 minutes to harden up, place in refrigerator to speed up this process
  8. Top your cupcakes
Meal Type: Desserts, Christmas
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes, Oven

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