Chocolate Peanut Butter Christmas Trees are your favorite Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups disguised in a fun and festive Christmas dessert! Do you remember my Homemade Reese’s Eggs? To tell the truth, these were so GOOOOD!!! In other words, peanut butter and chocolate are match made in heaven! And that’s why I had to make my homemade Reese’s again.
However, if you are a fan of Reese’s, these homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Christmas Trees will sweep you of your feet!
As a matter of fact, I do not know a single person who does not like Reese’s cups.
Since, Christmas is just around the corner, everyone’s favorite Reese’s Cups just got a new holiday makeover!!!
For Easter I made my homemade Reese’s cups in a shape of eggs. But, it’s time to make plans for Christmas, so I decided to make my homemade Reese’s in a shape of Christmas tree, this time.
And if you make them for holiday, I’m sure they will be a huge hit! Moreover, they will be the first thing that will disappear from your Christmas cookie tray, too.
Above all, these Reese’s Peanut Butter Christmas Trees are really simple to make.
First, this is SIMPLE AND EASY NO BAKE DESSERT RECIPE!!!
Secondly, you’ll need just A FEW INGREDIENTS: chocolate, peanut butter, butter and sugar. And you probably have most of these ingredients on your hand already.
Next, this is a FREEZER FRIENDLY RECIPE!!! You can MAKE AHEAD this dessert, FREEZE and use for Christmas. When the holiday comes, you will have more time to finish other things.
Your favorite Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups just got festive and fun Christmas makeover!!! But if you are a fan or Reese’s check these recipes, too.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Recipes:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Christmas Trees Recipe
YAY! Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups just got festive and fun Christmas makeover!!!
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup unsalted butter-melted
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 10-12 oz. chocolate chips or chocolate chopped in small pieces (I used half of semi-sweet and half of milk chocolate )
- Line 8 x 8 inch dish with parchment paper, leaving the paper overhang the sides so you can easily lift it later and set aside.
- Then in a mixing bowl stir together peanut butter, melted butter, brown sugar vanilla and salt, until sugar dissolve. Next, gradually mix in powdered sugar.
- Press the mixture into prepared dish. Smooth the top with spatula or simply press it with your palms to flatten into about ½ inch thick layer.
- Place it in the freezer until firm enough for cutting.
- When the mixture is firm enough, line a tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- Using Christmas tree cookie cutter cut out the trees and place them on the tray. Place them in the freezer for 45-60 minutes until completely firm.
- Then melt the chocolate and line another tray with parchment paper.
- Using a fork, dip each tree into melted chocolate to cover completely. Gently tap the fork to drip of the excess of chocolate. (Since the peanut butter mixture softens really fast at the room temperature, I suggest you to take just a few trees at the time from the freezer, because it’s easier to work with the firm trees!!!) Place chocolate covered Christmas trees on the parchment paper lined tray. Refrigerate until chocolate has set.
- Store in the fridge or freeze for longer storage.
- I made 18 Christmas trees, but the number depends on the size of your cookie cutter. Mine was about 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ inches. Don’t waste any batter, pick up leftovers, kneed, press with your palms and you will be able to cut out at least 2-3 more trees.