EASY BROWNIE CHRISTMAS TREES


THESE FESTIVE BROWNIES ARE THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DESSERT RECIPE!

BROWNIE CHRISTMAS TREES

So this holiday season, with so much going on, we are keeping things simple. I’ve recently been on a brainstorming wave, thinking of easy desserts for Christmas and these Brownie Christmas Trees fit the bill.

I’m prepping edible treats for Christmas that I can drop off to family members. I already have my Sugar Cookie Truffles and Gingerbread Cookie Truffles ready and stored in the freezer.

And this easy brownie recipe came to me after sorting through my holiday cookie cutters. Finally, some cute ideas for brownies popped into my head.

Mini Christmas desserts are always fun to make especially when you can save on time and use some store-bought items.

If you have a family favorite brownie recipe, feel free to use it but today I’m keeping things super simple and using good old Betty Crocker Brownie Mix.

INGREDIENTS FOR BROWNIE CHRISTMAS TREES

  • 1 box Brownie mix
  • 1 tub Whipped buttercream frosting (You can use regular vanilla)
  • Green food coloring gel or drops
  • Round multi-colored sprinkles
  • Small candy canes
  • Sugar pearls or Stars (optional)
BROWNIE CHRISTMAS TREES INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare your brownie batter according to the package’s directions.
  • Line an 8″x8″ or 9″x9″ baking pan/pyrex with parchment paper/foil after greasing the bottom and sides of the dish with cooking spray or other.
  • Bake brownies according to the directions and allow to cool afterward for a minimum of 2 hours. I suggest lifting the brownies (with the parchment paper) from the pan after 30 minutes and allowing them to cool the remaining 1.5 hours on a cooling rack.
  • Gently remove the parchment paper or aluminum foil. Cut your brownie square into 3 equal rows. Then using a sharp knife, carefully cut each row in alternating diagonals to make triangles. Don’t rush this step, brownies are delicate. I managed to get 12 brownie trees.
  • In a small bowl mix in your food coloring gel paste or drops into half the whipped buttercream frosting. Add food coloring until the desired color is obtained. My leaf green Wilton soft gel paste did not require much.
  • Unwrap your small candy canes and using your hands or a sharp knife, break off the candy cane hook, leaving just the straight portion.
  • Insert the sharpest part into the base of your brownie Christmas tree.
  • Transfer your buttercream into a piping bag, piping gun, or a ziplock baggy.
  • Start at the top of your brownie tree and work your way down squeezing your buttercream icing in a zigzag fashion.
  • Add your multi-colored sprinkles onto your buttercream in a similar pattern.
  • Add some sugar pearls to the top of each brownie tree.

Note: I inserted my candy cane stems after frosting my trees but I suggest following my instructions above, it’s easier to it beforehand.

BROWNIE CHRISTMAS TREES INSTRUCTIONS

Get ready to have some fun and enjoy these delicious brownie Christmas Trees, they are the perfect dessert to decorate with kids.

BROWNIE CHRISTMAS TREES

EASY BROWNIE CHRISTMAS TREES

Clara @ Blue World Dreams
These festive Brownie Christmas Trees are the perfect mini Christmas desserts for the holiday season!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Cooling time + Decorating time 2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 brownie trees

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Brownie Mix
  • 1 tub Betty Crocker Whipped Buttercream or alternative frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Round multi colored sprinkles
  • Sugar pearls optional

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your brownie batter according to the package directions.
  • Line an 8"x8" or 9"x9" baking pan/pyrex with parchment paper/foil after greasing the bottom and sides of the dish with cooking spray or other.
  • Bake brownies according to the directions and allow to cool afterward for a minimum of 2 hours. I suggest lifting the brownies (with the parchment paper) from the pan after 30 minutes and allowing them to cool the remaining 1.5 hours on a cooling rack.
  • Gently remove the parchment paper or aluminum foil. Cut your brownie square into 3 equal rows. Then using a sharp knife, carefully cut each row in alternating diagonals to make triangles. Don't rush this step, brownies are delicate.
  • In a small bowl mix in your food coloring gel or drops into half the whipped buttercream frosting. Add food coloring until the desired color is obtained. My leaf green Wilton soft gel paste did not require much.
  • Unwrap your small candy canes and using your hands or a sharp knife, break off the candy cane hook, leaving just the straight portion.
  • Insert the sharpest part into the base of your brownie Christmas tree.
  • Transfer your buttercream into a piping bag, piping gun, or a ziplock baggy.
  • Start at the top of your brownie tree and work your way down squeezing your buttercream icing in a zigzag fashion.
  • Add your multi-colored sprinkles onto your buttercream in a similar pattern.
  • Add some sugar pearls to the top of each brownie tree.
Keyword Brownie, Christmas, Christmas desserts, Dessert

12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So much fun, we made these this past weekend to start getting into the holiday season. The kids had a blast. Thanks

    1. Thanks Lisa, so glad you all had fun making and decorating them 🙂

  2. Emily Liao says:

    5 stars
    Loved these brownies! So rich and moist – and the green frosting is perfect for kids to decorate.

  3. 5 stars
    These are so cute! And the brownie mix really makes it so easy. I’m sure every kid will be excited when they see these brownie Christmas trees.

    1. Thanks Nart! Yes I love quick baking hacks during the busy holiday season.

  4. 5 stars
    This looks so fun and festive! I can’t wait to make these with my kids! So excited!

    1. Thanks Beth, I hope you all enjoy making them. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Oh wow, I love this idea so much! And it’s so simple too! Bookmarked to make next week, thank you so much for the recipe 🙂

    1. Your welcome Cathleen, I’m sure you will enjoy them 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Love how festive these are. My daughter would love to make these AND decorate them. Thanks so much for sharing!

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