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Easy Brownie Christmas Trees Recipe

This Easy Brownie Christmas Trees recipe post is sponsored.

I love sweets. I have the biggest sweet tooth of anyone you’ll ever meet. Pete, however, is really good at not eating sweets. His only real weakness, though, is brownies. So of course, I like to bake brownies when I can, then wrap them in foil so Pete can take them to work.

He loves brownies no matter how they look, but I like to do something special for Christmastime, like brownie Christmas trees.

These are pretty simple to make — a lot easier than you think. And they’re so cute, so they’re totally worth the extra effort.

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Easy Brownie Christmas Trees Recipe

This recipe uses boxed brownie mix. Of course, if you have a favorite brownie recipe, you can use that instead.

Brownie Christmas Trees Ingredients:

How To Make Brownie Christmas Trees:

Bake the brownies according to the package in an 8×8 pan. Cool them on the counter.

When they’re cool to the touch, cover the pan in foil and put the brownies in the fridge overnight.

Cut the brownies into three sections.

Then, cut triangles from each strip. I fit five full triangles in each strip, then had a little leftover on each side.

Eat those sides. That’s your payment for a job well done.

Scoop a heaping teaspoon of frosting into a bowl. Add one drop of green food coloring. Stir.

If you want your coloring to be darker, add more food coloring and stir again. Keep adding food coloring and stirring until you reach your desired color.

If you have a piping bag, spoon the colored frosting into the piping bag, add a thin tip, and you’re ready to go.

If you don’t have a piping bag, put the frosting in a ziptop sandwich bag. Cut the corner (the smaller the cut, the better). Push the frosting towards the hole in the corner.

No tip needed.

Pipe the frosting on the brownie triangle.

Add sprinkles.

Decorate them using all different sorts of designs.

Place them in a decorative box or container to share with friends.

Tips for making Brownie Christmas Trees

These Brownie Christmas Trees are so easy to make, but I did have a couple tips for you.

Cool the brownies

You really want to wait until the brownies have cooled completely to cut and decorate them. If you cut them when they’re warm, they will potentially crumble and won’t hold their triangle shape.

If you decorate them when they’re warm, the icing will melt and create a mess. This is why we suggest cooling your brownies in the fridge overnight.

If you can’t wait overnight, at least let them cool on the counter until the brownies are cool to the touch, then put them in the fridge for at least an hour.

Line your baking pan with parchment paper

You’re going to need to cut these brownies into tree shapes because you’re not baking them in tree shapes.

I cut mine in the pan, and then sort of MacGyver them out of there carefully. It’s not the easiest way to do it.

The easier way would be to line your pan with parchment paper, leaving excess around the edges. Then, when your brownies have cooled enough to remove them from the pan, you can grab the edges of the parchment paper and take the entire square out.

It’s so much easier to cut the brownies into trees that way.

Can you use a from scratch brownie recipe?

I love cooking and baking from scratch. I actually really love having the knowledge of being able to look at yeast and water and know how to make bread.

But sometimes, it’s more about the aesthetics than the actual treats. That’s how I feel in this case. It’s more important to spend your time decorating than it is to bake from scratch.

But if you want to make from scratch, go right ahead. A boxed brownie won’t be any better in this.

Erlene

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

I that these are so easy to make and there is no waste cutting out triangle shapes. Super cute idea. Hope you can come back and share on Merry Monday!

Krista

Saturday 19th of December 2015

These are so cute and I just happen to have a tray of brownies in the oven right now. Can't wait to do this to them! Thanks for sharing at the MettUp Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again this week! --Krista

Quinn Caudill

Monday 14th of December 2015

What a cute idea and would be great for a kids party.Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday. Pinned. Hope to see you again next week. Quinn

Abby

Sunday 13th of December 2015

I love brownies, and frosting just makes everything better!

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Jennifer

Saturday 12th of December 2015

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

Jennifer