With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcake Toppers

Monday, December 12, 2016

Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree Cupcake Toppers

Aren't these the cutest, most festive cupcakes ever! Inspired by a pinterest find from Just a Taste. For the cupcakes, I made more of The Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe posted here).

This forest of Christmas Trees are almost too pretty to eat

What you will need:
Pretzel sticks
Green candy melts (1 bag made at least 25 trees)
Holiday sprinkles
Flaked coconut

After the cupcakes are baked and cooled, frost and sprinkle with flaked coconut.

Melt green candy melts according to package directions. I like to use a plastic bottle for less mess but you can use a piping bag if you prefer. Using the microwave, just melt in bottle with lid removed, stirring with a skewer after each heating time. 

NOTE: You will need to refill the bottle several times with more candy melts and melt them as before.

Be sure to tap the spout of the bottle on the counter so the candy melts flow easily as you create each tree.

Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper. Place pretzel sticks on baking sheet, spacing them 2 to 3 inches apart. Squeeze or pipe the melted candy melts over the pretzel stick in the shape of a tree then immediately top the tree with sprinkles. Make the trees thick with fewer "branches" or thinner with more "branches" depending how fast you move the bottle. After a few tries, you'll find your groove and favorite look. The trees aren't as fragile as they appear even after lifting them from the waxed paper lined pan and storing.

Cool pan in refrigerator a few minutes until the trees have fully cooled and hardened.

Store between sheets of waxed paper in an air-tight container. I kept mine in the refrigerator and inserted then into the center of the cupcakes just before serving.


Lynn said...

They turned out great:@)

Karen said...

These are adorable. Great for a party!

Lorrie said...

such a pretty idea!

My Recent Favorite Books said...

These are so cute!
Great job!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

So cute!! I'm going to get the ingredients to make for my grandsons this weekend!

Cheryl said...

These are darling! I am inspired to try this...

Debby Ray said...

These are beautiful, Lorraine!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

My daughter and I saw these on a commercial recently and yours look ever prettier than the commercial. I think the trees were made with just the "melts." I like your idea of a pretzel stick much better.


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