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Easy Christmas Tree Brownies

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What is better than homemade brownies? Christmas Tree brownies of course! Christmas is coming up fast, and if you are looking for that perfect holiday treat, these Christmas Trees brownies are it!

Kids and adults will love the homemade Christmas brownie topped with sweet frosting and sprinkles!

Easy Christmas Tree Brownies

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Being a mom you always look for fun and creative ways to make food fun. Take a simple brownie and transform it into a tree, pumpkin or any other shape to upgrade the look and flavor. That is where I came up with these fun Christmas tree brownies.

My daughter had some friends over and wanted to bake a holiday treat. We grabbed some simple pantry supplies and created fun and festive trees!

The girls and a blast decorating and I loved monitoring and spending time with them! These tree brownies turned out moist, chocolatey and so scrumptious! 

And the best part is this brownie recipe is made from scratch! However, if you need to save time you could totally use a brownie mix to make these frosted green goodies!

christmas-tree-brownieWays to Adapt The Christmas Tree Brownies

Here are a few ways you can change up the look of your Christmas Tree brownies if you don’t have all the supplies we do!

  • Sprinkles | You can use any type of sprinkles! If you have bigger sprinkles you might place them on frosting like they are ornaments so it looks cleaner.
  • Mini M&M’s | use these in replace to sprinkles for holiday lights on your tree. Just flip them over so the letters don’t show!
  • Candy Cane | Instead of a pretzel use the straight end of candy cane to stick into your brownie as the base, now you have a candy cane trunk!
  • Icing | Use white icing and color with green food coloring.

These brownie trees are meant to be fun and easy! So get creative and make one of a kind trees!

christmas-tree-brownieBrownie Christmas Trees

Now, I made a homemade brownie for my Christmas Tree Brownies, if you prefer to grab a box mix. It will still work I just recommend using a plain mix and skip the ones with nuts, caramel, etc.

I find homemade brownies are really easy to make and I love the homemade taste. These Christmas Tree Brownies you see below is one of my go-to’s because it is so easy and gives you that moist tender brownie.

You want to make sure you allow your brownies to cool slightly before cutting into triangles, and allow them to cool completely on parchment paper before you ice them.

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Where to Take These Christmas Tree Brownies

  • School Parties
  • Playdates
  • Bake Sales
  • Holiday Parties
  • Wrap up as gifts for loved ones
  • After school snack
  • And anywhere else you can think of!

Fun Facts About Christmas Trees

Here are a few fun facts about the Christmas tree you can share with your child as you make these yummy brownies!

  • In Germany, they would hand smaller trees from the ceiling and decorate. One to keep little kids from taking ornaments off and it makes it appear more extravagant for poor families.
  • In 1851 the first Christmas tree market came about. In New York, they created a market to sell Christmas trees and they sold out so fast and then it became a trend!
  • The tree was meant to hold the gifts in between the branches in earlier years. You would find small trinkets, candy and so on. Now we put gifts under the tree.
  • Rockefellers’ big tree used to be in Madison Square Garden instead! In 1933 is when they finally moved it to Rockerfella instead!

And if you are looking for some more Christmas recipes, check these out!

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What is better than homemade brownies? Christmas Tree brownies of course! Christmas is coming up fast, and if you are looking for that perfect holiday treat, these Christmas Trees brownies are it!
christmas tree brownies on a log, decorated with green icing, sprinkles and a star
Yield: 8

Easy Christmas Tree Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

What is better than homemade brownies? Christmas Tree brownies of course! Christmas is coming up fast, and if you are looking for that perfect holiday treat, these Christmas Trees brownies are it!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 C. sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Multi-colored sprinkles
  • Star Sprinkles
  • Wilton green decorating icing
  • Wilton 'Petal" plastic icing tip

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Whisk in the eggs.
  4. Slowly fold in the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Gently lift the brownies from the baking dish and use the cookie cutter to carefully cut into triangles. triangle brownie next to sprinkles, pretzel sticks, frosting and stars
  10. Gently insert a pretzel stick into the base of each Christmas tree. triangle brownie next to sprinkles
  11. Attach the Petal tip to the icing pouch and gently squeeze the icing from the pouch in a back and forth motion going from the top of the brownie to the bottom. christmas tree brownie, iced with green icing next to colorful sprinkles
  12. Add a star sprinkle on top and multi-colored sprinkles to the tree. christmas tree brownies on a baking sheet with parchment paper, decorated with green icing, star
  13. Repeat with all Christmas Tree brownies. christmas tree brownies on a baking sheet with parchment paper, decorated with green icing, sprinkles and a star
  14. *Makes approximately 6-8 Christmas Tree Brownies

Notes

You can alternatively use white icing and green food coloring.

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 504Saturated Fat 19gCholesterol 61mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 70gFiber 5gSugar 44gProtein 7g

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Do you put sprinkles on before or after baking brownies?

Many desserts receive a sprinkling of “jimmies” after baking. However, unless the the baked goods are frosted, the sprinkles usually fall off. If you dust the top of brownie batter with sprinkles just before baking, the sprinkles slightly sink into the batter and remain in position after baking.

How do you make brownies more fudgy?

Fudgy brownies have a higher fat-to-flour ratio than cakey ones. So, add more fat — in this case, butter and chocolate. A cakey batch has more flour and relies on baking powder for leavening. The amount of sugar and eggs does not change whether you’re going fudgy or cakey.

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