Peanut Butter Cup Trees

Peanut Butter Cup Trees
Servings: 12 Yield: trees Prep 10 mins Chill 15 mins


  • 24 Reese's peanut butter cup miniatures (from a 12 oz bag)
  • 12 standard-size Reese's peanut butter cups (.75 oz each)
  • 12 snack-size Reese's peanut butter cups (.55 oz each)
  • 12 Reese's peanut butter cup minis (from an 8 oz bag)
  • 1 cup Royal Icing
  • 12 small red or white candy stars (such as SweetWorks)
  • 1 tablespoon assorted red or white sprinkles

Make It

1. Refrigerate all peanut butter cups for 15 minutes to chill (this makes for easier handling and unwrapping).

2. Spoon Royal Icing into a ziplock bag. Press out excess air and seal bag. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Unwrap peanut butter cups and place on prepared cookie sheet.

3. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from bag with icing. Place a miniature peanut butter cup bottom side up on work surface. Pipe a dot of frosting on top and attach one standard-size peanut butter cup bottom side up. Pipe a wavy line of vanilla frosting around top edge, allowing it to hang over edge. Add a snack-size peanut butter cup and repeat with icing, stacking with a second miniature cup and finishing with a mini cup, to make a 4-layer (5 with the base) Christmas tree shape.

4. Add a star candy to top and scatter some sprinkles over tree. Repeat to create 11 more peanut butter cup trees.