In honor of National Brownie Day I present to you Christmas Tree Brownies!
Did you even know it was National Brownie Day? Seems like there’s a day for everything but I’m not complaining when it has to do with chocolate! Remember my fun Reindeer Brownies from last year? If you like chocolate, and making simple recipes, then you’re going to love this recipe. This one is simple because it’s semi-homemade and only uses a few ingredients that are easy to find. It’s also easy enough to make into a Winter themed tree if you don’t celebrate Christmas. Here’s what you need to know.
Christmas Tree Brownies Ingredients –
1 box of brownie mix, any brand
Follow the ingredient on the back of the box and….
Add 3 eggs
Replace the oil with melted butter PLUS 2 extra Tbs.
Replace the water with milk
Wilton green icing
Christmas themed paper straws cut in half (you could also use small pretzel sticks!)
#1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
#2. Combine the boxed brownie mix, 3 eggs, melted butter and milk, mixing well.
#3. Pour the batter into a 9×13 greased baking pan.
#4. Bake 25-30 minutes as directed.
#5. Remove from the oven and allow the brownies to cool completely.
#6. Using a small paring knife, gently cut the brownies into triangle shapes. I did not use a cookie cutter and like this better because you can make the brownie trees as large OR as small as you would like!
#7. Insert the paper straw into the bottom of the triangle (see photo) or pretzel stick, which ever you prefer.
#8. Gently squeeze the green icing out onto the tree. I zig-zagged up and down the tree and then gave each tree some fun sprinkles.
Simple enough and so cute too! I knew you’d love this one. Like I said, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, simply use white frosting and white sprinkles for a Winter themed tree and you’re good to go. This recipe is so easy that you could make it when last minute plans have you needing a cute but tasty treat! What do you think? So back to National Brownie Day! When it comes to brownies there are many different types out there. Mine favorites are the thick and chewy ones without any frosting at all! Yum! What are your favorite types of brownies to make or just eat?