Homemade Peanut Butter Christmas Trees !!



1.5 hours · Gluten-free vegetarian · Serves 18 · These homemade chocolate and peanut butter Christmas trees are like your favorite Reese peanut butter cups dressed up as a fun and festive Christmas dessert!




° 1 cup of smooth peanut butter

° ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

° 2 tablespoons of brown sugar

° 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

° ¼ teaspoon of salt

° 2 cups of powdered sugar

° 10 to 12 oz. chocolate chips, (you can also use chocolate chopped into small pieces if you want, but I use half the semi-sweet chocolate and half the milk chocolate)




  1. First, please line an 8 x 8 inch dish with parchment paper, leaving the paper overhanging the sides so that you can easily lift it later and set it aside.
  2. Combine peanut butter, melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla and salt together in a bowl until the sugar dissolves, then gradually stir in the powdered sugar.
  3. Squeeze the mixture into the prepared dish and smooth the top with a spatula or simply squeeze it with your palms to flatten into a layer about ½ inch thick.
  4. Now you can place it in the freezer until it is firm enough to cut.
  5. Cut out the trees with a Christmas tree cookie cutter and place them on the tray, then place them in the freezer until they are completely firm, about 45 to 60 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, melt the chocolate and line another tray with baking paper.
  7. Dip each tree in melted chocolate using a fork to completely cover, then gently pat the fork to drain the excess chocolate. (I always only take a few trees at a time from the freezer because the peanut butter mixture softens very quickly at room temperature. It would make working with firm trees easier !!!)
  8. On parchment-lined platter, place chocolate covered Christmas trees and refrigerate until chocolate is set.
  9. Finally, be sure to store in the refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.






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