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S’mores Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Appetizer

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Be sure to turn the holiday season into the most festive season of all. It’s easier than ever with a s’mores puff pastry Christmas tree appetizer formed into the shape of a Christmas tree.

Perfect for the Holiday Menu

Picture of a puff pastry Christmas tree on some old paper. There are some small Christmas trees, and candy canes next to the puff pastry.

This recipe uses s’mores filling for a sweet treat perfect for sharing or keeping all to yourself.

And what’s great about this recipe is that it can also be made with a variety of other fillings. Once you master this puff pastry appetizer, you can let your imagination run wild and make different flavors for everyone to enjoy!

A puff pastry cut with chocolate and marshmallows.

Your Holiday Gatherings Need a Christmas Tree Puff Pastry!

What makes this recipe so simple is that it calls for a store-bought puff pastry from your grocery store.

If you want, you can use homemade puff pastry, though so many people are pressed for time during this season, so it’s just easier to buy one.

It’s easy to make this puff pastry appetizer with ready-made puff pastry. You only need a few simple ingredients, and you will be the talk of the Christmas parties!

Christmas appetizers always have that magical look and taste. When you serve up puff pastry Christmas trees, you will have an edible decoration that all your friends and family will love.

Tools You Will Need

Get ready to make this s’mores puff pastry Christmas tree appetizer by gathering everything you’ll need.

  • Large bowl
  • Basting brush
  • Knife
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients for the Christmas Tree S’mores Puff Pastry

  • Puff pastry
  • Nutella
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Melted butter
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Christmas sprinkles (optional, but they do give it that festive holiday look that makes this treat even more irresistible).

Full printable recipe at the bottom of the post with the instructions and measurements.

Picture of a puff pastry Christmas tree on some old paper. There are some small Christmas trees, and candy canes next to the puff pastry.

How To Make the Christmas Tree Pastry

Ingredients on the counter for puff pastry with chocolate and marshmallow.

Gather your ingredients.

A bowl on top of puff pastry

Once you have everything you need, you will lay your puff pastry flat. Take your large bowl and set it down in the center of the pastry while cutting around the perimeter with a knife.

Puff pastry with a chocolate christmas tree in the center.

Remove your excess dough, and if desired, use a toothpick to trace an outline shaped like a tree in the middle. Then, spread the Nutella in the center, shaping it like a tree.

Puff pastry with a chocolate and marshmallow christmas tree in the center.

Add the marshmallow fluff on top of that.

Puff pastry with a chocolate christmas tree in the center. The puff pastry is cut on the sides and bottom.

Next, cut a triangle out of the top of the puff pastry and align it with the top of the tree.

You’ll then cut diagonal lines starting from the top of the tree down to the bottom corners. Do this on both sides, ensuring even spacing.

You’ll make the tree trunk by cutting 2 lines straight down at the base of the tree. Cut 2 additional triangles out from the dough from the corners of the bottom of the tree.

Puff pastry with a chocolate christmas tree in the center. The puff pastry is cut on the sides and bottom and is being folded over the chocolate.

Once all the cuts are made, you can begin folding on each side. Make a crisscross style as though you’re lacing shoes starting from the top of the tree.

Puff pastry with a chocolate christmas tree in the center. The puff pastry is cut on the sides and bottom and is being folded over the chocolate.

When you get to the bottom, before making your last folds, fold the bottom and your trunk piece. Then, fold the remaining two slices on each side.

Puff pastry with a chocolate christmas tree in the center. The puff pastry is cut on the sides and bottom and is being folded over the chocolate. There is a star on top.

You will have some excess puff pastry left over, so you can use that to cut out a star to put on the top. You could also make little stars to add to your puff pastry Christmas tree.

Brushing the puff pastry tree with butter

When you have everything all set, use your basting brush to coat it with melted butter.

Sprinkled graham cracker crumbs on top of the puff pastry.

Immediately sprinkle it with graham cracker crumbs before baking at 375 degrees.

Set a timer for 10 to 15 minutes and check to see when it is golden brown. That’s when it’s ready and the perfect time to add sprinkles if you’re using them.

You can also sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top to look like snow.

Baked christmas puff pastry tree with red sprinkles on top.

This Christmas appetizer is best when served warm and is a true delight to share with others or to simply eat on your own.

Cutting a small slice out of the puff pastry tree

What should you do with the second puff pastry sheet? Good question, since store-bought puff pastry comes with two sheets. Our best advice is to make another Christmas tree appetizer.

Ideas for a Savory Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

Pesto puff pastry Christmas trees with basil pesto sauce, parmesan cheese, and cherry tomatoes will be a huge hit at your Christmas party. You can explore savory filling options such as making a pizza using marinara sauce or pizza sauce with plenty of cheese and your favorite toppings.

You could also make a sweet and creamy churro style with cream cheese and cinnamon sugar. There are tons of possibilities for creating all kinds of Christmas tree appetizers out of puff pastry!

A picture of the puff pastry tree with a slice taken out.

When you need a festive Christmas appetizer for a birthday party, dinner party, or Christmas party, this puff pastry Christmas tree appetizer is a simple, delicious, and impressive option.

Scroll down to the recipe card, and you’ll also see a step-by-step walkthrough of how to create your own puff pastry Christmas tree!

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S’mores Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Appetizer

Be sure to turn the holiday season into the most festive season of all. It’s easier than ever with a puff pastry tree formed into the shape of a Christmas tree.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 2 (1 Pastry Tree)
Calories: 584kcal
Author: Julie Pollitt

Ingredients

  • 1 Puff Pastry the package comes with two sheets of puff pastry
  • 3 tablespoons of Nutella
  • 2 tablespoons of marshmallow fluff
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs
  • Christmas Sprinkles if desired
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkling on top optional

Instructions

  • Start by laying your pastry puff out flat on a piece of parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet. Place your bowl in the center and cut around it with a knife.
  • Remove the excess dough. You can use a toothpick to trace out the shape of a tree in the center.
  • Spread out your Nutella in the center, in the shape of a tree, as shown.
  • Spoon some marshmallow fluff on top of your Nutella.
  • Start by cutting a triangle with a sharp knife out of the top of the pastry puff aligned with the top of your tree.
  • Next, cut diagonal lines from the top of your tree to the bottom corners on both sides. Make sure they are evenly spaced.
  • Cut two lines straight down at the base of your tree for the trunk.
  • Cut two additional triangles out at each corner of the bottom of the tree, as shown.
  • Begin folding on each side, crisscross, like a shoelace, starting at the top.
  • Before making your last two folds, fold in the bottom and your trunk piece.
  • Fold in the remaining two slices on each side.
  • Use the remaining dough to cut out a star and place it at the top.
  • Coat everything in melted butter using your basting brush.
  • Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Add sprinkles or powdered sugar (optional).
  • Serve warm.

Notes

You can use the second sheet of puff pastry for another chocolate tree or a savory tree.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 76g

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