Christmas brownies

Holiday Brownies

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These Holiday Brownies are super fudgy, Christmas tree shapes, topped with sweet green/red icing, festive M&Ms and sprinkles.  Holiday Brownies are the ultimate holiday dessert- Kids and adults alike will love these Christmas brownies!

Christmas tree brownies

Holiday Brownies

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts! Easy to make, easy to serve and kids love them. These brownies are super fudgy, soft on the inside and crispy on the outside with a rich chocolate flavor. For decorating, I used store bought  icing, but you can make your own icing if you’d like. 

What you’ll Need to Make Xmas Brownies:

(Scroll to the end of this post to get the exact measurements and a printable option.)

  • Eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter melted
  • Vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • Green icing 
  • Red icing
  • Christmas M&Ms
  • paper straw sticks

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How to Make Holiday Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a metal 9×9 pan with parchment paper allowing some to hang over edges of pan, grease with cooking spray and set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk in eggs by hand, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk for about 1 minute.
  • Add sugar and whisk in until smooth, for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour melted butter. 
  • Whisk in melted chocolate until well combined. 
  • Add flour and cocoa powder and stir using a rubber spoon, just until combined. 
  • Add Chocolate chips and give it a one extra stir. 
  • Pour into prepared pan and smooth out.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Let cool in pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing. 
  • Remove the brownies from the pan, and cut into triangles: start by cutting into three equal rows. Then cut in alternating diagonals. Cut each row into 4 triangles. Set aside leftover pieces for snacking.

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  • Starting at the top of the brownie triangles, gently squeeze out the icing in a curvy zigzag as you go down the tree. Alternate between red and green icing. 
  • Add your favorite sprinkles and a few M&M’s. 
  • Enjoy!

Christmas brownies

Tips for Baking the Best Holiday Brownies

  • Do not over mix your brownie batter after adding the flour. 
  • Do not over bake them either. Mine were done at exactly 25 minutes in a 9×9-inch pan. Each oven is different. But remember, they will continue to bake slightly in the hot pan once pulled out of the oven.
  • Line your baking pan with greased parchment paper so you can easily pull them out of the pan. 
  • Let your Brownies rest for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour before cutting.

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Looking for More Holiday Dessert Ideas, Here are Some!

Jam-Filled Cookies

Melting Moments Cookies

Coconut Date Bars

Date Roll Cookies 

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How to Make Christmas Tree Brownies

Yield: 12

Holiday Brownies

Christmas brownies

These festive Holiday Brownies are great for your next Christmas Party!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter melted- 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi- sweet chocolate chips
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • Green Icing 
  • Red Icing
  • Christmas M&Ms
  • Straw sticks

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a metal 9×9 pan with parchment paper allowing some to hang over edges of pan, grease with cooking spray and set aside. 
    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk in eggs by hand, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk for about 1 minute.
    3. Add sugar and whisk in until smooth, for about 30 seconds.
    4. Pour melted butter. 
    5. Whisk in melted chocolate until well combined. 
    6. Add flour and cocoa powder and stir using a rubber spoon, just until combined. 
    7. Add Chocolate chips and give it a one extra stir. 
    8. Pour into prepared pan and smooth out.
    9. Bake in preheated oven for 27-30 minutes. Let cool in pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing. 
    10. Remove the brownies from the pan, and cut into triangles: start by cutting into three equal rows. Then cut in alternating diagonals. Cut each row into 4 triangles. Set aside leftover pieces for snacking.
    11. Starting at the top of the brownie triangles, gently squeeze out the icing in a curvy zigzag as you go down the tree. Alternate between red and green icing. 
    12. Add your favorite sprinkles and a few M&M’s. 
    13. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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