You’ll be the hit of the party when you arrive with this gorgeous Christmas Tree Bread featuring Rhodes bread dough and creamy chocolate hazelnut spread. Easy to make and sure to impress!
This post has been sponsored by Rhodes Bake-N-Serv. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. For more information, please read my disclosure policy.
It’s almost holiday season and I am so excited to be teaming up with Rhodes to share a super festive and yummy recipe. I know you all are going to love this one!
This cute little bread tree starts with Rhodes rolls, my favorite product to grab in the frozen food section. A delicious filling and some strategic placement turns these rolls into the absolute centerpiece of your holiday meal or celebration.
Ingredients for Christmas Tree Bread
The ingredient list for this fun bread is sweet and simple. Here’s what you’ll need:
Prepare and Shape the Rolls
Start by thawing and rising 23 rolls according to the package directions. You can either rise them at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator. Whichever method works best for you.
Once thawed, press the rolls out into a flat circle then dollop a tablespoon of chocolate hazelnut spread into the center.
Fold in the edges and seal well. Gently roll in your hand to get a nice round roll shape. Continue until all 23 are prepped.
Assemble and Decorate the Tree
Now it’s time to create the Christmas tree shape. Place one prepared roll at he top center of the prepared baking sheet. Next, add two below. Leave a little space in between each to provide some room for another rise.
Continue until you have a row of 6 at the bottom. You will have two rolls left at this stage.
Use the last two rolls to create the trunk of the tree. Now it’s ready for the decorations.
Sprinkle on sliced almonds. Follow your heart and use as many (or as little) as you like.
Place maraschino cherries sporadically on the tree. You want it to look like a decorated Christmas tree.
Change Up the Fillings
If you’re not feeling like chocolate, you can definitely change up the filling on this Christmas Tree Bread.
Use your favorite jam to fill each roll. Or use a few different jams to give your guests a variety of choices. These would very much have a filled donut vibe. Nothing bad about that.
Lemon curd would also be a tasty option.
Rhodes Rolls = The Best Rolls
I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve baked up these rolls and my family or guests have thought they were homemade.
When my husband gave this Christmas Tree Bread a try he thought I had made the dough from scratch. That’s how perfect and delicious we find Rhodes rolls.
If you dig in my freezer right now, you will find at least three Rhodes products in there. Starting with the classic rolls of course because they are so versatile.
You’ll also find the orange rolls (and most likely cinnamon rolls, let’s be honest) and a bag of warm and serve rolls for a quick, weeknight option when we want warm, fluffy bread that tastes like you’ve been cooking all day.
Be the Star of the Party
You are sure to get a great reaction when you bring in this Christmas Tree Bread no matter where you’re going.
Suprise your co-workers with this stunner or bring it to your family gathering. Your Christmas cocktail parties will never be the same once this makes an appearance.
More Delicious Rhodes Recipes
This post is sponsored by Rhodes Bake-n-Serv. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Christmas Tree Bread
- 23 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate hazelnut spread
- maraschino cherries
- sliced almonds
- powdered sugar, for dusting
- Thaw Rhodes rolls according to package directions. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Lay out another sheet of parchment paper. Press the rolls down into thin circles on the parchment. Place a tablespoon of chocolate hazelnut spread in the center of each roll. Pull up the edges of each roll and press together to seal. Place one roll at the center top of the prepared baking sheet. Place two centered below the first, leaving a little space between each one. Continue until you have a row of six. Use the last two to form the tree trunk. Decorate with desired amount of cherries and sliced almonds.
- Set aside and allow rolls to rise for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden. Let cool for 15 minutes then dust with powdered sugar.