Making a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets is easy! It’s a beautiful way to display dessert for the holidays, made with your favorite sweets!

Easy Making a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets

Today’s the day we’ve been waiting for with great anticipation … Christmas Eve, the birth of the Christ child. I’m so excited to sing carols today, walk to church, and spend time with my family!

But first, do you love food art? Making a Christmas tree with sweets is easy! This time I used a board that my husband re-made for me, the top of our piano bench, so it’s not only a great size, it’s a family heirloom!

Making a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets is easy! 

-Gather your favorite holiday treats (think red and green, or small bite items)
-What looks good as an ornament? (like this small cinnamon roll)
-Find a large board on which you can lay out the design
-Sweet Tree is easy to make ahead; cover and set aside until ready to serve

Here are a fun other ideas using food for art: Christmas Tree 7 Layer Dip,  Snowman Snack Board, and Christmas Tree Snack Board – all by my friend BakerMama.

How to: Making a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets

A real life miracle story

But first, I want to share with you a real life miracle story.

I believe in miracles; do you?

God won’t change the past, but we can change the way we see it.

There are themes of redemption and blessings, that come when things feel hopeless.

Which is why I so much love the Christmas story!

I love the Christmas story brought to life today, because it involves everyday miracles. Today I want to offer a glimpse of hope and encouragement to my readers.

We all pause and take note of relationships in our lives, and sometimes the holidays bring those to light. I have friends in my life that I’ve remained very close to for 50 years. I do not take friendships lightly; I honor and cherish them with all of my heart. (Grab the shopping list for this Party Ham Rolls Charcuterie Board – below).

Making a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets - party ham rolls

But for all people, friendships come and go. Some are for a season, and some just not meant to be. Some are strained and just waiting for a miracle. They can challenge us, and they also make us grow up.

Forgiveness versus reconciliation

Let me tell you about a special friendship I’ve had for 35 years. We had a parting of ways a few years ago. The details are in the weeds now, but reconciliation took place this last year. Forgiveness is up to the individual, but reconciliation is a joint venture. (Grab the recipe/shopping list for the Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board below.)

Making a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets - shrimp charcuterie

After one year of my husband and me praying for a leaning in, on both sides, a miracle happened. Forgiveness means that you will not hold a wrong against a person. You will not demand compensation for past wrongs; you forgive and let go. It’s important to know that reconciliation might not be possible, because you can cancel the debt against someone (forgive them), but you can’t force them to reconcile.

Coming together involves humility, which is what this time of year is all about. (Easy to serve an Epic Chips and Salsa Board on a big, giant board!)

Making a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets - chips & salsa

Everyday miracles

It was around Christmas last year that my husband and I started leaning in and really praying about this relationship.

Fast forward, I’m thankful for this sister in my life, and the healing that has taken place. I’m thankful we both came together and God did a beautiful thing, five years later.

Everyday miracles are all around us, Friends. We just need to open our eyes and hearts to receive them.

Christmas is the story of redemption and love and humility and salvation!

Making a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets - HOW TO

How to make a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets

  • Vanilla crispy wafers
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Milk chocolate cherries
  • Dark chocolate peppermint bark
  • Ocean Spray Craisins
  • Mini cinnamon rolls
  • Rosemary (garnish)
  • Biscotta Vanilla Lady Fingers

Happy Christmas Eve, my Friends!

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Making a Christmas Tree with Holiday Sweets

Arrange the goodies in the shape of a tree.


  • Craisins
  • Mini Cinnamon Rolls
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • peppermint Bark
  • Milk chocolate cherries
  • Biscotti Lady Fingers
  • Vanilla Crispy Wafers
  • Fresh Rosemary, for garnish


Top: Cinnamon roll

    Base: Craisins

    • Macadamia nuts
    • Craisins
    • Peppermint bark
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Milk chocolate cherries
    • Cinnamon rolls
    • Craisins
    • Biscotti Lady Fingers
    • Peppermint bark
    • Milk chocolate cherries
    • Cinnamon rolls
    • Macadamia nuts


    • Vanilla Crispy Wafers
    • Arrange the food items starting with the STAR treat (top of tree), worked down in rows, to the tree stump.
    • For the tree stump, arrange wafer cookies vertically.
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