Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas Tree Brownies

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. 

 bake your brownie in a round tin 

 Christmas Tree Brownies

Makes 16 Christmas tree brownies

For the brownies
200g butter,
375g sugar
170g chocolate, roughly chopped
165g flour
80g cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs

To decorate
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. 
  • Enjoy! 


  1. I love these. They are so cute, very colourful and very festive. I bet they taste amazing too. Bookmarked! Happy Christmas x

  2. The candy cane base is really inventive - I've not seen that before. Perfect for Christmas.

  3. A fab idea and perfectly festive :- ) x


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