Create festive memories with these easy-to-make Christmas Tree Brownies, the perfect addition to your holiday celebrations this year! Not only are these treats delectable for the taste buds, but they are also so much fun to decorate together with your kids.

Christmas Tree Shaped Brownies with frosting and sprinkles.Pin

Why I Love Christmas Tree Brownies

  • They’re Festive: Elevate your holiday joy with the delightful charm of these Christmas Tree Brownies! These treats aren’t just sweet; they’re a visual celebration that adds a touch of Christmas magic to your dessert table.
  • Indulgent Chocolate Bliss: Wrap yourself in a world of rich, chocolatey goodness with these brownies. A delectable experience for the chocolate lovers, these treats combine flavor and festive flair for a delightful holiday indulgence.
  • Family-Friendly Culinary Fun: Bring the family together for a delightful culinary adventure. From crafting the tree shapes to decorating with festive toppings, it’s a hands-on, family-friendly activity that creates lasting holiday memories!
Christmas Tree Brownie with zig zagged green and white frosting and holiday sprinkles.Pin

How to Make Christmas Tree Brownies

The Ingredients

  • All purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Unsalted butter, melted
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Large eggs
  • Icing
  • Green food coloring
  • Holiday sprinkles
Cocoa powder, flour, sugar, eggs, butter, salt and vanilla extract.Pin

The Instructions

1. Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating the oven to 325°F.

2. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, mix the first three dry ingredients and set the mixture aside.

3. Combine Wet Ingredients: Using a hand or standing mixer, blend the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla.

Dry ingredients combined in mixing bowl. Wet ingredients in separate bowl below.Pin

4. Add the Eggs: Incorporate the eggs one at a time until well combined. Gradually mix in the previously prepared dry ingredients until the mixture is fully combined.

Brownie batter in mixing bowl.Pin

5. Bake: Pour the batter into a greased and parchment-lined 9×13 baking dish. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the brownies are cooked through.

Brownies in 9x13 inch baking dish.Pin

6. Cut Out Trees: After allowing the brownies to cool completely, use a Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter to cut out festive tree shapes. Start at the edges, cutting the shapes close together to maximize the number of trees.

Hand using cookie cutter to cut out holiday tree shapes.Pin

7. Prepare Frosting: In a small bowl, mix green food coloring with icing. Transfer the colored icing into a plastic ziplock bag. Remove excess air, seal the bag, and push the icing into one corner. Carefully snip a small hole in the corner for precise decorating.

8. Decorate Trees: Create a zigzag pattern by piping the green icing across the tree-shaped brownies. Add festive sprinkles to complete the decoration. Serve and enjoy your delightful Christmas Tree Brownies!

Decorated Christmas tree brownies.Pin

Tips for Easy Christmas Tree Brownies

  • Chilled Brownies Cut Cleaner: After baking, let the brownies cool completely before cutting out the Christmas tree shapes. Chilled brownies hold their shape better, ensuring clean and precise cuts with the cookie cutter.
  • Precision in Piping: When decorating with icing, start with a small hole in the corner of the ziplock bag and test the flow on a plate before applying it to the brownies. This ensures better control over the icing, allowing you to create intricate and precise designs on each Christmas tree.
  • Sprinkle Strategically: Add sprinkles right after piping the icing onto the brownies. This ensures that the sprinkles stick to the icing before it sets. Experiment with different sprinkle colors and shapes for added holiday cheer!
Child's hand grabbing Christmas tree brownie off of serving board.Pin

More Fun Holiday Recipes

These Christmas Tree Brownies aren’t just desserts; they’re little bites of joy and family fun! Whether you’re a baking whiz or just starting out, making these festive brownies is like adding a sprinkle of holiday magic to your traditions. Leave any questions in the comments and tag me on social media if you make these!

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Christmas Tree Brownies

Not only are these Christmas Tree Brownies delectable for the taste buds, but they are also so much fun to decorate together with your kids during the holidays!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Decorating Time: 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Equipment

  • hand mixer or stand up mixer

Ingredients  

For the Brownies:

For Decorating:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • green food coloring (I use dye free if possible)
  • holiday themed sprinkles

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Mix the first 3 ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer or standing mixer, combine the melted butter, sugar and vanilla.
  • Add the eggs one at a time until combined, then slowly mix in the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Pour the batter into a greased and parchment lined 9×13 baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely, then cut out Christmas tree shapes using a cookie cutter. Note: Start on the edges and cut out the shapes close together so you can have as many trees as possible.
  • In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk to create frosting. Put half of the icing in a separate small bowl and add green food coloring. Transfer the icings into two separate plastic ziplock bags. Remove excess air, seal the bags, and push the icing into one corner. Carefully snip a small hole in the corner for precise decorating.
  • Create a zigzag pattern by piping the green and white icings across the tree-shaped brownies. Add festive sprinkles immediately to complete the decoration. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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