This three ingredient puff pastry Christmas tree is the perfect last minute Holiday dessert! Two sheets of frozen puff pastry are sandwiched with chocolate SunButter. The edges are cut, twisted, and baked for the perfect finger food dessert. It’s so quick, so easy, and so fun to make!
Chocolate puff pastry Christmas tree
This honestly might be the easiest dessert recipe on my website, and yet it looks so impressive! It only requires three simple ingredients and is ready in under an hour.
- Puff Pastry – This recipe uses pre-made frozen puff pastry. Just thaw and roll!
- Chocolate SunButter – All the flavor comes from this delicious chocolate sunflower seed spread. It’s so smooth and creamy and, personally, I think it has a slight marshmallowy flavor to it which I love! It’s not too sweet and is so so addicting. I could just eat it by the spoonful.
- Egg Wash – The golden crust comes from a simple egg wash on top. Just beat an egg and brush it over the pastry before baking.
So minimal yet so festive! This is the perfect last minute Christmas dessert.
How to make a puff pastry Christmas tree
All those twists may look complicated, but it’s actually so incredibly easy! Here’s how it’s done:
- Roll – Roll out two sheets of thawed puff pastry. Roll just enough to smooth out the seams.
- Spread – Spread a layer of Chocolate SunButter on one sheet and lay the other on top.
- Outline Cut – First cut the outline of a Christmas tree. At the bottom of the rectangle, cut out two strips on each side to create a short and stubby truck in the center. Then cut from the top center down to the left corner, then top center down to the right corner. Now we have the outline of a little tree!
- Cut Strips – Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut 1″ strips all up the sides of the tree. Careful not to cut through the center.
- Twist – Take each strip and twist it twice away from you. Continue all up the tree until you reach the short stubby strips at the top. Those can only withstand one twist.
- Star – It’s not a Christmas tree without a star on top! Cut a star from the scraps and place it on top of the tree.
What to do with excess puff pastry pieces
After cutting out a star, there should still be quite a bit of chocolate puff pastry leftover.
Instead of throwing them away, cut into strips and twist to make puff pastry chocolate twists. These can bake alongside our Christmas tree.
When to serve a puff pastry tree
This pastry is best served fresh! This is when it’s the crispiest and the gooiest.
If you have to travel with it, I suggest traveling with the unbaked tree and then baking it once you reach your location.
If that’s not possible, travel with the tree uncovered. Any condensation or warmth will make the tree too soft.
How to eat a puff pastry tree
This dessert is the perfect grab and eat treat! Just pull off a twist and enjoy.
For more quick and easy Christmas dessert recipes, check out my:
- Salted Peanut Butter Christmas Trees
- Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge
- Chewy Spice Cookies
- Easy Candied Nuts
- Pistachio and Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
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