Christmas Tree

INGREDIENTS:

1 chunk of Best Choice mozzarella cheese 

1 chunk of Best Choice sharp cheddar cheese sticks

1 chunk of Best Choice pepper jack cheese 

2 containers of Best Choice Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits

2 tablespoons Best Choice butter

1/2 teaspoon Best Choice garlic powder

1/3 cup of diced cherry tomatoes

1/3 cup basil

1/4 cup of Best Choice finely shredded mozzarella cheese

Always Save Pretzel sticks

Optional: Marinara Sauce

 

Preheat oven to 350°

 

DIRECTIONS:

Cut cheese into cubes, making 40 pieces

Remove the buttermilk biscuits from their containers and cut them in half, making 40 half-moons of dough. You will have extras at the very end. 

Flatten the dough half-moons.

Place one piece of the same kind of cheese in the middle of each piece of dough, then create a ball to tuck the cheese in.

Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.

For one large tree, use the large baking sheet and start with 7 cheese-filled dough balls for the bottom of the tree.

Working upwards, place 1 less dough ball in each layer until you get to the top of the tree.

Meanwhile, microwave the butter until fully melted. Once butter is melted stir in the garlic powder.

Using a basting brush, cover the Christmas tree with the buttery glaze.

Sprinkle finely shredded mozzarella over the uncooked tree and top with basil and tomatoes.

 

Bake for 30 minutes or until the dough is golden and the center of the tree is fully cooked. For a larger tree, this could be around 34 minutes.

 

Place a handful of pretzel sticks under the tree to create the tree trunk.

 

Optional: Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.