Get ready to love this simple and EASY Christmas Tree Brownies recipe! It’s the PERFECT dessert for the holiday season! If you need a festive and crazy fun treat, this is it! Decorating a Christmas tree can be tasty good fun!
The peppermint stick trunk is a cute and clever way to be able to pick up the brownie and eat it mess-free. Best of all – the kids can help make and decorate this sweet Christmas treat. If you’re on the hunt for a new xmas tree brownie recipe- you’re gonna want to add this one to your recipe box.
Christmas brownies are a simple holiday treat that all ages will enjoy. The sprinkles add a fun pop of color – and really do look like cute little ornaments on the tree! There are so many cute Christmas sprinkles available online these days- you can get really creative decorating your tree!
You can easily pair this fun dessert with other brownie ideas for Christmas – because the more brownies, the merrier! Let’s check out the finished dessert so you can see how SIMPLE and EASY this recipe is!
Let’s Check out this EASY Christmas Tree Brownies Recipe!
These Christmas Brownies are fun to make – and eat. You don’t have to be a pro baker with special baking pans or special skills either. You’ll be obsessed with how insanely easy these fudgy brownies are.
Keep in mind that customizing this Christmas tree with fun sprinkles and other holiday themed goodies is what makes them unique and beautiful. You and your family will have a blast making these tasty Christmas Brownies!
They’re almost too cute to eat. Almost. And just to be safe, go ahead and whip up a double batch of treats because the first will be gone in no time! This Christmas treat on a stick is perfect for a holiday party, cookie exchanges, classroom party, potluck, church function, bake sales or Christmas movie night at home with the kids!
Even adults may find themselves sneaking an extra one or two and giving into their sugar tooth. The combination of the sweet chocolate and the minty peppermint is too good to miss!
If you want the perfect Christmas recipe that brings a smile to your face, this is it! It’s simple, festive, delicious, and is sure to hit all the marks. Forget making Santa cookies this year – and make him brownies instead!
We love making cute, fun and EASY holiday foods and desserts. Dessert brownies like this are a fun and delicious way to showcase why holiday baking is the best! Don’t miss out Decorated Christmas Tree Meringues on a Stick or Rudolph Chocolate Covered Strawberries for more festive party treats!
How to Make Christmas Trees Brownies Step by Step!
With a prep time of 20 minutes, this the perfect last minute festive dessert. The hardest part of this recipe is being patient enough not to eat them all! The number of servings may vary depending on the size pan. I used a 9 x 13-inch pan for this recipe, and was able to make 20 holiday trees.
EASY Christmas Tree Brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 20 Servings
Prepared Brownies (Homemade or Box Mix)
Mini Peppermint Candy Canes
Your Favorite Buttercream Frosting or Store Bought Frosting
Green Gel Food Coloring
How to Make Christmas Tree Brownies Step By Step
STEP ONE – Make Brownies
Use your favorite brownie recipe (I personally like this one bowl brownie recipe for it’s ease & simplicity) or use a store bought brownie mix (don’t worry, we won’t tell!). Bake in a 9 x 13 pan per instructions.
STEP TWO – Cut the Brownies into Triangles
First, cut the 9 x 13 in half lengthwise (longest side) and then cut each half into 10 triangles. Try to make them as even as possible. The bottom of each tree should be about 2 inches.
STEP THREE – Color the Frosting
Prepare your favorite frosting recipe. I personally love making my own cream cheese frosting but you can use a nice vanilla buttercream or anything you like. You can even grab a tub of store bought frosting (again,,,we won’t tell!). Add the frosting into a bowl and add a few drops of green gel food coloring until you get the perfect Christmas tree green color is achieved.
STEP FOUR – Frost the Brownies
Grab a frosting bag and add a petal piping tip. Add the green frosting to the piping bag, and then start piping the frosting onto the brownies. Start by making a row at the base of the tree and work your way up. Use an up and down or zig zag motion while piping.
If you don’t have piping bags/piping suppies you can snip of the corner of a Ziploc bag and use that to pipe the frosting.
STEP FIVE – Add Sprinkles
Once the frosting has been added, sprinkle the sprinkles on top of each brownie.
STEP SIX -Add the Peppermint Candy Canes
Break the curved ends of the miniature candy canes off and set aside. Insert the straight pieces into the base of the Christmas tree to make the trunk. Serve and enjoy!
Brownie Tree Pro-tips:
- Don’t be like me…add the peppermint candy canes before you decorate! Doing this first ensures you don’t slip and mess up the frosting in the process of inserting the candy cane.
- Get the whole family involved in the brownie decorating process. It’s a great family activity you can do together!
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make Christmas brownies step by step. If you love this Christmas dessert recipe be sure to check out some of our other EASY holiday party food recipes below!
- Prepared brownies (either homemade or box mix)
- Mini candy canes
- Your favorite frosting
- Cut the brownies into triangles. Cut them in half lengthwise, and. thencut each half into 10 triangles. Try to make them even. Give them about 2 inches spaced out on the triangle bottoms.
- Add the frosting into a bowl and add a few drops of food coloring until you get the green the color that you like.
- Grab a frosting bag and add a piping tip. Add the green frosting, and then start piping the frosting onto the brownies. Start at the base and work your way up.
- Once the frosting has been added, sprinkle the sprinkles on top of each brownie.
- Break the candy canes and use the straight pieces to insert into the base of the brownies.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/21/2023
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