Peanut Butter Christmas Trees

Welcome to the National Peanut Butter Cup Forest … the sweetest forest in the land ;)

Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Tree

If my hubby got lost in this forest, he would eat his way out … or in!

Anyway, I’m sure you see how super simple … easy peasy … these are to make.  I spent more time unwrapping candies than assembling the trees!

Here are the few items you will need … peanut butter cups (snack & miniature sizes), chocolate kisses, white chocolate (or candy melts) and white non-pariels …

candy christmas trees

Melt the white chocolate (this will be the “glue” that holds each layer together) and put it in a squeeze bottle or ziptop bag with a tiny cut off corner.

Set up an assembly line …

  • Tree trunk – upside down miniature PB cup – white chocolate “glue”
  • 1st layer – upside down snack size PB cup – drizzle white chocolate around the edges & sprinkle with non-pariels
  • 2nd layer – upside down miniature PB cup – repeat drizzle & sprinkle
  • 3rd layer – chocolate kiss – repeat drizzle & sprinkle

Each tree requires … 2 miniature PB cups, 1 snack size PB cup & 1 chocolate kiss

Easy candy trees

Can you believe how easy that was?

Oh … do you want to know who won the giveaway?  The lucky winner is # 4 – Bam’s Kitchen (Bobbi)!!!  Congratulations! 

Bobbi, please contact me (sweetsimplestuff@hotmail.com) with your mailing address so that I may mail your goodies.

P. S.  Did you read all the comments that were left for the giveaway entry?  WOW … I am so impressed!  There is going to a lot of baking going on in the next few weeks :)

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84 Responses to Peanut Butter Christmas Trees

  1. Kathleen Richardson says:

    I want to build a house in the middle of the National Peanut Butter Cup Forest. Yum-m-m-y! Congratulations to Bobbi on her win.

  2. Thank you! I am so very delighted but my teenage boys will be jumping for joy. My boys always learn over my shoulder when I am reading your posts and say, “Mom why don’t you make these for us?” Now I guess I do not have an excuse. These little Christmas trees are so unique and sound so simple to make and will make the boys holiday extra special. Thanks so much for thinking of us. Take care, BAM

  3. ColleenB. says:

    OMG; what sweet and adorable, trees. These I just gotta make; providing I don’t eat more of the candy first before getting the trees made.
    Congratulations to Bobbi on the win.

  4. petit4chocolatier says:

    These are absolutely the most adorable trees I have ever seen.., yummy!
    Congratulations Bam!!!

  5. brenda says:

    what a simple and different way to make “trees” for decorating a gingerbread house.

  6. Ellen says:

    i love these trees, I’m afraid if I tried to make them that as soon as i get one made I would eat it and so on and on. LOL They sure are a great treat.

  7. I can’t get over how CUTE these are! Fantastic idea. Perfect for our homeschool craft party. Thank you. :)

  8. oh wow! how genius are you? :) these are awesome!

  9. Jean says:

    Thank you for this adorable idea. I made these this afternoon and they went together beautifully…Such an easy thing that looks elegant and fun!

  10. Tavette says:

    Very clever and so easy. I’m thinking of tinting the white chocolate green to make both white and green trees. Would use white pariels in either event. Thanks so much for this too cute idea.

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  12. jennie crist says:

    so cute…..can’t wait to try them

  13. Such a great idea! Pinned!

  14. These are fantastically simple and sweet. Love them and am pinning!

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  16. Claire says:

    I LOVE these!! I just featured you on my blog and I hope you can pop over and say hello soon! :) Claire

    http://alittleclaireification.com/2012/12/10/the-holidays-at-home-best-of-the-weekend-5/

  17. BruCrew Life says:

    I want to live in a Reeses forest and have to eat my way out:-) Love this idea! It is so cute!!!

  18. Susan says:

    What an imagination. I am not a fan of PB candy but I know many who are and this is such a cute idea. Thanks!

  19. Marsha says:

    I love all the recipes they r great.

  20. Jacky says:

    I will try making THE TREES ON THE 5TH WHEN MY GIRLS ARE START SCHOOL!!!

  21. cathi says:

    awesome i can add to make gift giving during the holidays as i make all my homemade stuff and give it out to neighbors and gifts to offices i clean year round a way to thank you so this will added as a new surprise for y’all…thank you..

  22. mary beth says:

    Is there anyway these can be shipped for those that I make homemade gifts for during the holidays?

    • I personally have not shipped them, but I believe that if the weather permits you could do it. I would wrap each tree snuggly in a cellophane bag or plastic wrap and add packing material so that the trees don’t jiggle around. I hope this helps you ;)

  23. Sandy Moyer says:

    I love simple good and attractive recipes. I sent this one to my friends who love to have special candies for Christmas and many other holidays. Thank you for this recipe!

  24. Sandy Rucker says:

    I always make peanut butter fudge as Christmas gifts. For ease I always put them in the small (Reese size) cups and a few in the larger (full Reese size). After looking at the Christmas tree idea, I believe I will be making some into this project, especially for a few of those “special” friends that deserve an even more special treat.

  25. Tina Hubert says:

    I love your recipes do you have any for kids

  26. KitKat says:

    How do you make the white chocolate “glue”?

  27. Jan says:

    These would make great favors for co-workers or for Christmas parties. Just wrap them in a Christmas-themed cellophane bag and add a touch of ribbon. Cute!

  28. JUDY BRADLEY says:

    IT LOOKS SO GOOD I HAVE TO MAKE THEM FOR THE HOLIDAYS

  29. Cynthia Crouch. says:

    Please explain what PB cups are……..excuse my ignorance for asking this question. 😔😔

    • I don’t mind questions ;) PB cup is just short for peanut butter cup. Do you have peanut butter cup candies (chocolate cup with peanut butter filling)? In the U.S. they are Reese’s (Hershey Company).

  30. Lorrie Dauterman says:

    LOVE this recipe! Very cute! Would love to see more fun ideas!!

  31. I am loving this idea! So cute and so yummy! Thanks.

  32. Leona says:

    I made these and they were good and easy.. sure mine don’t look as nice as your..but made for a bake sale and they went fast. Thank you!!

  33. Barb P says:

    Love these! I am having my 9th annual cookie party in a couple weeks. These would make great ‘favors’ for my guests to take home with their cookies! I might even try to find red and green non-parels.

  34. Virginia says:

    These look so yummy & easy!! Can’t wait to try them & my son will love them!!

  35. Jackie says:

    Do you think it’s possible to use a tube of white frostng instead of the nelted chocolate? I thought it may make decorating easier.

    • Hi Jackie, Great question … I find that working with melted chocolate and frosting are about equal, except that you must make sure that the chocolate stays warm. However, the white chocolate will harden up, which helps with attaching pieces together and it makes packaging easier and neater. If you are not transporting or packaging the trees and like working with frosting better … go for it ;)

  36. Salina Davis says:

    these trees look so yummy I definitely how to make them for Christmas

  37. barb p says:

    I made 48 of these this week! Piece of cake. I used red white and green nonpareils and packaged them two each in a cellophane holiday bag for party favors. I tried a plastic bag and definitely it work better using a small plastic bottle for the chocolate. My only other tip I had a problem unwrapping the mini Reeses because the chocolate kept sticking to the brown wrapper. I just popped in the freezer for an hour and they were perfect especially when it came to using the hot white chocolate. it was making the trees tip over because there are melting lol. Cold Reese’s definitely work better than room temperature.

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  40. Diana says:

    Love it. So cute

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  43. these are so cute please keep sharing Merry Christmas and Thank you!

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