Edible Christmas Trees: 5 Edible Christmas Tree Desserts Fun To Make With Kids

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Looking for some sweet treats that you can make with your kids for Christmas?

Or maybe you’re just looking for unique ideas a fun holiday party?

Here are 5 edible Christmas tree desserts that are easy to make…


#1 – Edible Christmas Tree Cones

  • Take a waffle cone and turn it upside down.
  • Help the kids “paint” their cones with green icing.
  • Let the kids decorate their green Christmas trees with “ornaments” — candies like M&M’s, Skittles, sprinkles, and more.
  • Finally, place a cupcake or a cookie that’s slightly larger than the diameter of the cone underneath, to give it a stable platform to rest on.
  • Waalah… you have a kid-size Christmas tree decorated to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial from My Life According To Pinterest for edible Christmas tree cones.

And a helpful video:


#2 – Giant Christmas Tree Cookie

  • Using any sugar cookie mix, prepare as directed on the package.
  • Instead of dropping bite-sized mounds onto a cookie sheet, press all of the batter firmly into a cooking pan with edges.
  • Bake until lightly brown, then use a knife to cut into a Christmas tree shape.
  • Decorate with green frosting and candies.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial from Betty Crocker for a giant Christmas tree cookie.

And a helpful video:


#3 – Pretzel Christmas Trees

  • Put some green candy melts into a sandwich bag and once they’ve turned to liquid, snip one corner of the bag.
  • With a pretzel rod on waxed paper, squeeze the candy melt into the shape of a Christmas tree.
  • Sprinkle miniature-sized candies onto the candy melt before it hardens.
  • Allow to cool… then enjoy!

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial from Sweet Rose Studio for pretzel Christmas trees.

And a helpful video:


#4 – Rice Krispies Christmas Trees

  • Mix ingredients until rice krispies are green and maleable.
  • Form into Christmas tree shape.
  • Decorate trees with icing, sprinkles, and small candies.
  • Finally, place the Christmas tree atop a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial from Simplee Thrifty for rice krispie Christmas trees with an update from yoyomax12.

And a helpful video:


#5 – Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees

  • Layer from bottom to top, upside down Reese’s peanut butter cups: 1 mini, then 1 regular, then 1 mini
  • Top with 1 Hershey’s chocolate kiss (right side up).
  • Attach layers to one another using melted chocolate (either white chocolate, or use green food coloring)
  • Finally, drop lots of lightweight sprinkles into the icing before it hardens.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial from Teacher-Chef for Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees and an update from Sweet Simple Stuff.

And a helpful video.


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