The Easiest Christmas Tree

Today … the day before Christmas Eve … I am sharing another Christmas idea!!!  I wasn’t going to do it … couldn’t help myself … have no willpower!  I have issues … one of them is I want to do everything … even though I don’t have time!   I really was restraining myself, until this morning when I saw that new Christmas ideas were popping up all over … I caved and broke out the chocolate!  I really should be cleaning my house 😉

christmas tree pretzels Ovation sticks


I am not kidding when I say that I want to do everything, like yesterday … I was in my front yard building an igloo out of milk jugs … my lighted penguin needed a home! 😉  I’ve been talking about doing it for over a year (and saving empty milk jugs) … the hubby and sons didn’t believe that I really would do it … so, I HAD TO DO IT or I would never hear the end of it.   Bad news is … I couldn’t finish … need about 50 more jugs … about 150 total for a small igloo!  My penguin has an igloo with a skylight 🙂

easiest christmas tree to make


While I was glue gunning milk cartons and talking to neighbors, one neighbor brought me a tray of cookies … so sweet and they are leaving town for a few days!  I assumed that I would distribute goodies to my neighbors tomorrow … wrong!  I quickly ran in the house, threw together some cookies and stole candy from my hubby’s supply for coworkers and delivered it.   Now, I have to replenish … these trees will help … they’re so quick and easy to make 😉

To make 16 trees – you will need …

  • 1 package of Ovation Sticks (I used Irish Cream) from SweetWorks
  • 1/2 to 1 pound candy coating/candy melts (such as CandiQuik)
  • 16 pretzel sticks
  • sprinkles (non-pariels, sugar, etc.)
  • star sprinkles

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Cover a tray with parchment or wax paper.  Melt the candy coating according to directions on the package and place in squeeze bottles or disposable pastry bags.

  1. Make a tree shape using a pretzel stick as the trunk and 2 Ovation Sticks.
  2. This is like coloring within the lines … only using chocolate and squiggling within the lines.  You may want to do it twice if the squiggles are too far apart.
  3. Add some sprinkles.
  4. Add a star.  Chill for a few minutes or let sit at room temperature until hardened.  DONE!

Ovation stick trees

Just a few of these trees could dress up any cookie platter!

christmas tree pretzels chocolate


Do you have everything ready?  Are you one of those organized people (not like me)?  I love your comments!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!  


31 thoughts on “The Easiest Christmas Tree

  1. Oh how cool are these! My daughter,granddaughter & I could all set at the kitchen table & make them together.
    Are you going to show us the Igloo & lighted penguin? Or are you going to make us wait till you finish it?


    • Oh Anna … they would be a great project for you ladies! I will take a picture today and get it posted shortly … won’t get finished until next year … sent out a request to family and friends for more milk cartons … nobody seems to have 50 hanging around, LOL 😉


  2. I am in the same boat. I should be downstairs finishing the cookies and breads for neighbors and friends and here I am looking at more Christmas ideas and food. (I will go down in a min, really) This is such a cute idea and so easy, I’m going to get what I need at the store and do them tomorrow. Happy Holidays everyone.


  3. I’ve seen these on the net, but naturally yours are nicer. The others just had the pretzel down the center – no side pieces. Thanks for “caving” and posting yours.

    You’re my type of person – collecting 100 milk jugs to make an igloo for your penguin – love it. Oh yes – we want a photo. Let me know if the hot glue holds in the cold weather. I went to Alaska on a wilderness trip & the last night they told us we had to build igloos & sleep out over night. It got colder & colder as a storm came in & they had to scrap the idea. Thank goodness. Fla. people in igloos – no – there was something inherently wrong with that plan.

    Hope you and your family (which includes your star gazing penguin) have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas. Have been enjoying the snow falling on your website.


    • I just realized your falling snowflakes are following my cursor! They always fall in a downward motion but if my cursor goes to the right – so do the snowflakes. Move cursor to the left and they fall down and to the left. How the heck did you do that? Very clever.


    • Thank you Tavette 😉 I had a little help collecting the jugs … was storing them in my trailer … had to find a new place when it was time to go camping! They moved to the garden shed … now in the front yard … I know that hot glue will pop off if frozen … we will see what happens!

      You are an adventurer … sleep in an igloo??? Only penguins in igloos 😉

      Glad you are enjoying the snow … I can’t see it unless I’m signed out of my own blog … I don’t get that!


  4. The Best looking edible trees ever. Absolutely Amazing and looks Oh,So Good
    Tavette; them not snowflakes coming down, them are white candy sprinkles to help with the decorating :}
    Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas. Do be safe if traveling


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