Crescent Roll Christmas Tree dessert

This super easy Crescent Roll Christmas tree dessert uses store bought dough to make the crescent roll bites. They’re filled with homemade cranberry jam and “glued” with Nutella to form the Christmas tree.

It’s a super fun and easy dessert, perfect for the Holiday season and it works beautifully as a holiday centerpiece for all of your Holiday parties.

Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Dessert

Ingredients you’ll need to make this Crescent roll Christmas tree

For this crescent roll Christmas tree you’ll only need 4 ingredients found in any big grocery store:

  • Crescent Rolls. Store bought crescent rolls of your favorite brand. I used Pillsbury.
  • Cranberry Jam. You can make this super easy Cranberry Jam recipe, or you can buy any cranberry jam of your choice
  • Nutella. Any Chocolate hazelnut spread like Nutella will work
  • Powdered sugar. To top your festive dessert and make it into a snowy white Christmas tree
Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Dessert

How to make this festive treat

This sweet treat is super easy to make. It’s the perfect addition to any dessert table during Christmas time.

Start by preparing two sheet pans with parchment paper and pre-heating your oven to 350 F.

Spread your crescent roll dough on a clean surface. Following the dotted lines, separate the dough and form a small ball with each, you should have 16 small balls. Using a knife, cut each ball in 2, and re-make each of them using the palm of your hands, making sure no crevices or folds are seen. You should have 32 smooth small dough balls.

Place the crescent balls in your prepared baking sheet, leaving them 1.5 inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Let them cool completely before filling them.

Fill a piping bag fitting with a round tip with cranberry jam, and a second one with Nutella. You can also fill a ziplock bag, cut a corner and use it instead!

Using the back of a wooden spoon or anything similar, make a hole on the bottom of the cooled balls, then fill them with cranberry jam.

Grab the serving plate you’ll be using. Spread Nutella on the bottom of 10-12 balls and “stick” them to the plate, making sure they’re forming a circle for the base shape of a Christmas tree. Keep piling the balls and piping Nutella between each of them, sticking them together, making a tree shape along the way.

Use a dusting wand or a fine-mesh sieve to dust powdered sugar on top of your Christmas dessert and serve at your Christmas dinner or any of your Christmas parties!

How to store leftover Christmas tree treats

In the highly unlikely situation where you have leftovers after your Christmas party (wink wink!), store these treats in an Airtight container and away from any heat sources. They will last for up to 2-3 days.

Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Dessert

Substitutions and Add-ins

  • Use Green sprinkles to cover your tree! you can pipe whipped cream around to help sprinkles stick
  • Fill your crescent balls with Peanut butter instead. After all, who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate?
  • You can use a hand mixer to whip some heavy cream with sugar and fill these beauties instead of jam
  • You can also make your favorite dessert dip recipe or any festive dip and either fill them with it or use it instead of Nutella

Serving Suggestions

Make a beautiful holiday dessert table, and serve your Christmas tree dessert along Spiced sugar cookies, Cake made with gingerbread houses, Gingerbread men, Peppermint Bark, Christmas Brownies, and a Sugar Cookies Christmas tree for the perfect winter wonderland dessert table.

Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Dessert

Take a look at this Crescent Roll Christmas Tree video to see how easy this dessert is made.

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Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Dessert
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Crescent Roll Christmas Tree Dessert

This super easy Crescent Roll Christmas tree dessert uses store bought dough to make the crescent roll bites. They're filled with homemade cranberry jam and "glued" with Nutella to form the Christmas tree.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Treats, Jams & Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas tree crescent roll, christmas tree dessert, crescent roll christmas tree, crescent rolls christmas tree, Maria Corcuera, sweet fix baker
Servings: 32 balls
Author: Maria Corcuera

Ingredients

  • 2 packages 8 pieces each crescent roll dough
  • 2/3 Cup Cranberry jam homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/8 Cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Start by preparing two sheet pans with parchment paper and pre-heating your oven to 350 F.
  • Spread your crescent roll dough on a clean surface. Following the dotted lines, separate the dough and form a small ball with each, you should have 16 small balls. Using a knife, cut each ball in 2, and re-make each of them using the palm of your hands, making sure no crevices or folds are seen. You should have 32 smooth small dough balls.
    2 packages 8 pieces each crescent roll dough
  • Place the crescent balls in your prepared baking sheet, leaving them 1.5 inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Let them cool completely before filling them.
  • Fill a piping bag fitting with a round tip with cranberry jam, and a second one with Nutella. You can also fill a ziplock bag, cut a corner and use it instead!
    Using the back of a wooden spoon or anything similar, make a hole on the bottom of the cooled balls, then fill them with cranberry jam.
    2/3 Cup Cranberry jam, 1 cup Nutella
  • Grab the serving plate you'll be using. Spread Nutella on the bottom of 10-12 balls and "stick" them to the plate, making sure they're forming a circle for the base shape of a Christmas tree. Keep piling the balls and piping Nutella between each of them, sticking them together, making a tree shape along the way.
  • Use a dusting wand or a fine-mesh sieve to dust powdered sugar on top of your Christmas dessert and serve immediately
    1/8 Cup powdered sugar

Video

Notes

  • Use Green sprinkles to cover your tree! you can pipe whipped cream around to help sprinkles stick
  • Fill your crescent balls with Peanut butter instead. After all, who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate?
  • You can use a hand mixer to whip some heavy cream with sugar and fill these beauties instead of jam
  • You can also make your favorite dessert dip recipe or any festive dip and either fill them with it or use it instead of Nutella

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