Today the girls and I were able to make some Christmas “cookies” without doing any baking whatsoever! I’ve recently been into doing chocolate dipped cookies and pretzels for any of my kids parties. They are an easy and cute party favor to hand out to guests. I thought it would be a great idea to do these with Christmas desserts.
Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Christmas Trees
- pretzel rods
- green candy melts
- star sprinkles
- wax paper
- plastic ziploc baggie
These were very easy to make and my daughters were able to easily help me as well. They are 6 and 3, they helped to add the sprinkles and star on to each tree.
After I melted the candy melts in the microwave, I placed it in a plastic ziploc baggie and cut a very small hole at the bottom. I then drizzled the melted chocolate in a tree like pattern over a pretzel rod. The girls then added a star at the top and rainbow sprinkles for the ornaments. We left them on the wax paper to dry for about 30 minutes. I very carefully used a knife to remove them from the wax paper. I ran the knife underneath each tree to lift it off of the paper to make sure it didn’t break!
I think they came out very cute. We plan to place these carefully into a small decorative bag and tie it with a cute ribbon!
Chocolate Dipped Wafer Christmas Cookies
- wafer cookies
- white candy melts
- Christmas sprinkles
- wax paper
These cookies were very easy to make. After I melted the chocolate in the microwave, I dipped the wafer into the melted chocolate. I used a spoon to smooth the chocolate onto the cookie. My girls were able to help me add some decorative sprinkles onto the cookie before the chocolate dried. I set them on wax paper to dry for about 20 minutes.
We are planning on baking a few types of cookies as well but I wanted to share these no bake ideas for you before Christmas arrives.
My mom makes the best Christmas cookies, she bakes them every year and I always look forward to them. I hope that making Christmas cookies for family and friends can become a tradition I keep with my own girls every year. Do you have a favorite Christmas dessert you like to make with your family every year?