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Baking a Sweet Bread Christmas Wreath

Bake up a sweet bread Christmas wreath and candy cane treat during the holiday season. These bread wreaths and candy canes are the perfect gift for neighbors and friends for the holidays as well!

Baking Up a Holiday Bread Wreath

These Christmas wreaths were one of my favorite to make around Christmastime. I used to make these with my mother when I was growing up. My mom would make the yummy bread dough from scratch, along with the sweet frosting. But time seems to be limited this Christmas season, so I have made mine a little easier using either frozen bread dough or bread in a can!

They would be the special treat I got to give to my friends at Christmas. They are simple and fun to make, and very festive. These sweet bread trees, wreaths, and candy canes will be a hit with neighbors this year.

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How to Bake up a Sweet Bread Christmas Wreath

Baking a Christmas Wreath

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Ingredients:

  • bread dough – homemade, frozen, or bread from a can
  • vanilla frosting
  • red and green chocolate candies – m&ms work great!

Method:

1. Divide the dough up and roll them into tiny balls. Make these any size, but remember they get much bigger when they raise and are baked.

Baking a Christmas Wreath

2. Shape them into holiday designs. We made large and small Christmas trees, candy canes, and wreaths. I even did an S for Santa so he could eat something yummy when he comes down the chimney.

Homemade or frozen bread dough: let the bread rise before placing in the oven. Once they are double in size, bake them using the directions of your bread dough recipe.

Bread from a can: no need to let the dough rise, simply pop them in the oven and bake according to your packages directions.

3. Bake your bread creations according to your bread recipe instructions. Once baked, let them cool completely.

Baking Holiday Sweet Bread

4. Spread your frosting on top of the baked bread. Make sure to get the frosting into the nooks and crannies of the bread.

5. Now the best part, decorating! Place m&m’s into the nooks and dips of the bread. For the tree, they will help make it look like ornaments. For the wreath they are the berries! Add sprinkles as well if desired.

Adding Candies to Baked Christmas Wreaths

Have fun being creative this holiday season!

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Baking a Sweet Bread Christmas Wreath
Ingredients
  • bread dough – homemade frozen, or bread from a can
  • vanilla frosting
  • red and green chocolate candies – m&ms work great!
Instructions
  1. Divide the dough up and roll them into tiny balls. Make these any size, but remember they get much bigger when they raise and are baked.
  2. Shape them into holiday designs. We made large and small Christmas trees, candy canes, and wreaths. I even did an S for Santa so he could eat something yummy when he comes down the chimney.
  3. Homemade or frozen bread dough: let the bread rise before placing in the oven. Once they are double in size, bake them using the directions of your bread dough recipe.
  4. Bread from a can: no need to let the dough rise, simply pop them in the oven and bake according to your packages directions.
  5. Bake your bread creations according to your bread recipe instructions. Once baked, let them cool completely.
  6. Spread your frosting on top of the baked bread. Make sure to get the frosting into the nooks and crannies of the bread.
  7. Now the best part, decorating! Place m&m’s into the nooks and dips of the bread. For the tree, they will help make it look like ornaments. For the wreath they are the berries! Add sprinkles as well if desired.

 

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Bake A Sweet Bread Christmas Wreath for the Holidays

23 comments

  1. What an awesome idea! I love to make homemade bread and frosting, too, but since you proposed the store-bought kind, and admitted you use it yourself occasionally, I feel freed from guilt and (as usual from your blog) empowered to do this cute little Christmas project!

  2. These turned out great! We also tried using Rhodes cinnamon rolls using the cream cheese frosting that is included in the package. Thank you for sharing this fun idea!

  3. Thanks for the comments, everyone. This is such a fun and different Christmas treat. Perfect for neighbors or friends. I hope they turn out well for you all.

  4. My mom totally always makes these and I used to give them to my friends! This a great idea to used the frozen dough! I’ll have to try it out!

  5. Neffgang, It tastes great for how easy it is. The frosting makes it sweet enough. Mom and I talked about maybe rolling the frozen dough in sugar before they are cooked too.

    Bonnie, I love using the frozen dough. I use Rhodes Rolls that are sold in the freezer section of the grocery store. I heard they are only available in Utah, but I am sure there are other brands of frozen dough out there.

  6. Really cute Marie! The question is- how do they taste? I’m curious to see how the store bought bread tastes compared to Mom’s sweet bread from scratch. Let me know. You’re awesome!

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