Are you ready for Christmas? If you need a quick and easy dessert to impress both children and adults alike then this is a definite winner. It's really quick to put together, does not require any fancy equipment and they keep well for a few days so you can easily make this ahead of the big feast. I used my favourite chocolate brownie recipe and baked it in a round tin. Slice it into 8 equal pieces so you get a nice triangle wedge. Push a mini candy cane on the rounded edge to create the tree base. You can decorate these trees as you like. I've used glitter writing icing for ease - you can of course use melted white chocolate or make royal icing. Drizzle the icing in a squiggly line to resemble tinsel and add some festive sprinkles. It really is that easy.
Makes 16 Christmas tree brownies
For the brownies
170g chocolate, roughly chopped
80g cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
16 mini candy canes
Glitter writing icing
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- In a medium sized pan, melt the butter and chocolate.
- Then whisk in the sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
- Continue mixing until you get a smooth mixture then remove from heat and set aside for a few minutes.
- Whisk in the eggs one at a time and then the flour and cocoa powder until you get a fudgy mixture as shown.
- Pour the mixture into a 2 x 18cm round sandwich tins.
- Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until the top is crisp and the edges are cooked.
- Allow to cool completely before turning out to decorate.
- Cut the brownie into 8 equal pieces.
- Push a mini candy cane into the rounded edge of each brownie slice as shown.
- Decorate with writing icing and sprinkles as shown.