Desserts

Puff Pastry Christmas Trees

Puff Pastry Christmas Trees are filled with a chocolate nut-free spread and topped with powered sugar. They come together quickly, easily and are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy this Christmas!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Puff Pastry Christmas Trees are stuffed with a nut-free chocolate spread.
  • You really only need two ingredients!
  • They taste like chocolate croissants but shaped like a Christmas Tree!
  • The perfect treat to enjoy this holiday season.
  • Can be made sweet or savory.
  • This recipe is nut-free but is also totally customizable!
  • Despite how intricate they look, they are actually quite easy to make.
  • These chocolate trees will be ready in just under an hour!
  • Enjoy warm with a powdered sugar dust for some “snow”.
  • They are fun and festive for the holiday season!
  • Minimal effort or cooking required.
  • The croissant is buttery, flakey of pairs nicely with the chocolate spread.
  • If you love this recipe, check out my pear tart for another great recipe to use with puff pastry!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Puff Pastry Christmas Trees. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use store bought pre-made puff pastry sheets for efficiency and ease. You can use regular or gluten free if needed.

To keep this recipe nut-free, I used Soom Food’s Chocolate Tahini Spread that tastes just like Nutella but better! You can use any spread here that you’d like, feel free to get as creative with it as you’d like. Some suggestions include: Nutella, peanut butter, almond butter, cookie butter, oat butter, cinnamon and sugar, or for a savory option, marinara or spinach and cheese dip.

Powdered sugar for dusting on top is optional but strongly encouraged.

How To Make

ONE: Start by unraveling the thawed puff pastry, you will need two sheets. Spread a generous layer of chocolate spread onto one of the puff pastry sheets, covering all corners. Then, add the second sheet on top.

TWO: Use a pizza cutter to make 1 inch wide strips. Leave the large end piece alone, we will use this for the stars.

THREE: Next, grab a strip and using your hands, roll up the dough accordion style with a minimum of four layers. The piece at the top should be short and small.

FOUR: Use a large skewer and poke it in the center of each tree, then place each one on the prepared baking sheet.

FIVE: Lastly, use a small star cookie cutter to cut out stars on the last larger strip. However, use only one layer and then poke this threw the skewer and place it on top of the tree before baking for 40-45 minutes.

SIX: Remove from oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy warm!

Tips And Tricks

Allow the puff pastry to come to room temperature as this will be much easier to work with. Check the back of your puff pastry for correct thawing instructions.

Gently fold each strip accordion style, but make sure there is a minimum of four layers to create the perfect Christmas tree.

It may get a little messy, that’s ok!

When cutting out the star for the top, use only one layer and not two.

Use long wooden skewers for best results.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Puff Pastry Christmas Trees warm and with a touch of powdered sugar. Enjoy with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea.

Store these puff pastries in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy within 1-2 days, or refrigerate and enjoy within 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave for best results.

Taste And Texture

These puff pastry Christmas trees are sweet, buttery and filled with a nut-free chocolate spread. They taste like a chocolate croissant but shaped like a Christmas Tree!

The texture is soft, chewy and flakey!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe gluten free?

Yes, just be sure to use gluten free puff pastry.

Can I use other spreads instead of chocolate?

You can use any spread here that you’d like, feel free to get as creative with it as you’d like. Some suggestions include: Nutella, peanut butter, almond butter, cookie butter, oat butter, cinnamon and sugar, or for a savory option, marinara or spinach and cheese dip.

Where do I buy puff pastry?

Puff Pastry can be found at most grocery stores in the frozen dessert section.

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Puff Pastry Christmas Trees, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Puff Pastry Christmas Trees

Puff Pastry Christmas Trees are filled with a chocolate nut-free spread and topped with powered sugar. They come together quickly, easily and are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy this Christmas!
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
15 minutes
COOK TIME:
45 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
1 hour
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • two sheets of puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4-1/3 cup of chocolate spread such as tahini or nutella
  • powdered sugar for dusting

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

7 Christmas Trees

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. 
  2. Then, start by unraveling the thawed puff pastry, you will need two sheets. Spread a generous layer of chocolate spread onto one of the puff pastry sheets, covering all corners. Then, add the second sheet on top. 
  3. Use a pizza cutter to make 1 inch wide strips. Leave the large end piece alone, we will use this for the stars. 
  4. Next, grab a strip and using your hands, roll up the dough accordion style with a minimum of four layers. The piece at the top should be short and small. 
  5. Use a large skewer and poke it in the center of each tree, then place each one on the prepared baking sheet. 
  6. Lastly, use a small star cookie cutter to cut out stars on the last larger strip. However, use only one layer and then poke this through the skewer and place it on top of the tree before baking for 40-45 minutes. 
  7. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy warm! 

Notes

  • Allow the puff pastry to come to room temperature as this will be much easier to work with. Check the back of your puff pastry for correct thawing instructions.
  • Gently fold each strip accordion style, but make sure there is a minimum of four layers to create the perfect Christmas tree.
  • It may get a little messy, that's ok!
  • When cutting out the star for the top, use only one layer and not two.
  • Use long wooden skewers for best results.

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