Earth Food…

Earth Food

Earth Food

After Easter and my bunny food treats I shared with you last month, I had some leftover supplies. So, I was playing around with making pretzel trees for Earth Day on April 22nd. After a couple of failed attempts, I came up with this super simple earth food treat.

earth food

Yes that is a tree! Not hair on a pretzel as my husband thought when I asked him, “what does this look like to you?” Pffft.

If you made the bunny food last month, you might already have some of these supplies:

  • dipping pretzels
  • Oreos
  • candy melts {I like vibrant green, but kelly green would be cute too}
  • plastic piping bag
  • parchment paper
  • pretzel bags {I like the make n mold brand because they are slightly wider. If you get the Wilton brand, just don’t make your tree too big.}
  • freebie printable {found at the end of this post}
  • twine or string

earth food

First space your pretzels out on the parchment paper. Then add candy melts to piping bag and microwave for 60 seconds or until melted. If not completely melted, heat for another 15 seconds and squish the candy around to melt. I only added about 1/2 a cup and that covered about 10 or more pretzels.

Then, cut just a tiny part of the tip of the bag off. If you want bigger squiggles, cut off a bigger piece. Next, make an outline of a treetop and begin to fill in using a back and forth squiggle motion. Leave to dry for about 30 minutes. Yep…it’s really that simple.

earth day treats

Once again, I crushed up some oreos to make the dirt. Put a spoonful in the bottom of the bag, then tie off with some twine and the tag.

earth day treats

chocolate pretzel trees

There are so many things you could do with these. Toppers for dirt cake or pudding would be so cute! Or embellish the tree with candies/sprinkles for fruit or leaves. It took me about 30 minutes to complete the whole project. I hope you’ll give it a try!

earth day printables

earth food printable

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Earth Food…

  1. Jessica Hehir

    Love this idea! These would make excellent favors for a Dr Seuss party too, as The Lorax trees or  with white chocolate these treats would look like the dandelion in Horton Hears a Who!

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    1. Krisha

      Thanks Jess! Yes…you could use the different color candy melts too. Pink and yellow would be cute! If you try it…post a picture on my page.

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