Christmas Tree Brownies is an easy homemade brownie recipe that’s a merry holiday treat. Both fun for kids to make and eat, our Christmas brownies recipe makes the holidays even more fun and festive!
Christmas Brownies Recipe
Will you be making the Christmas desserts this year? I’m thinking you will be now, because who wouldn’t get excited over our Christmas Tree Brownies?
Simply cut brownies into triangles and decorate with a homemade buttercream frosting, candy canes, candy, sprinkles and edible glitter!
My homemade brownies recipe gets dressed up today as merry Christmas trees.
A pan of homemade cocoa brownies become a forest of decorated holiday trees glistening with sprinkles, edible glitter, colorful candy and, of course, candy canes.
An easy homemade buttercream frosting is tinted green. Pipe the frosting on as garland or frost the entire tree, the choice is yours. My local dollar store always has lots of candy choices to make your trees colorful and fun.
Kids will love decorating their own brownie Christmas tree with their favorite candies. Your dessert table will be merry and cheerful with a platter of Christmas brownies all dressed up as holiday trees!
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- No time to bake? Use store bought brownies from the bakery
- Add peppermint extract to the brownie batter for a chocolate peppermint flavor
- Use canned frosting
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- granulated sugar
- vanilla extract
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- confectioners’ sugar
- green gel food coloring
- candy canes pieces
- spice drops
- red gum balls
- starlight peppermint candy
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Christmas Tree Brownies is an easy homemade brownie recipe that's a fun holiday treat. Simply cut brownies into triangles and decorate with a homemade buttercream frosting, candy canes, candy, sprinkles and edible glitter! Make Christmas even more fun and festive with Christmas Tree Brownies!
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 13-inch x 9-inch baking pan with foil leaving a 2-inch overhang. Coat with non-stick cooking spray.
In microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup butter. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring until blended.
Stir in flour, 1 cup cocoa powder and salt until a batter forms.
Spread evenly in prepared baking pan and bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 15 minutes in pan. Using foil overhang transfer brownie to wire rack and cool completely.
Cut brownie horizontally into three sections. Cut each section into 8 triangles as shown In phot in recipe notes below. There will be small brownie scraps on ends of each sections. Feel free to snack on those!
Pipe frosting on brownie triangles in garland design or spread frosting over tops of brownie triangles.
Gently push candy cane pieces into centers on bottoms of "trees" to form tree trunks. Decorate trees as desired with your favorite candy, sprinkles and edible glitter.
Makes 24 Christmas tree brownies.
First Published: December 18, 2018… Last Updated: December 10, 2020