Make this Brownie Christmas Tree a replacement for a real tree. It’s completely addicting, festive, and fun to make. You don’t have to be crafty to make it. It is too easy.
Brownie Christmas Tree
Making Christmas tree brownies has been a tradition in my household. So these Christmas brownies are once again making their encore. I love getting crafty during Christmas, so this Christmas Tree Brownies are just one of those I make to please my family. These Holiday brownies are Instagram-worthy and will surely please the crowd in any Christmas celebration because of their sweet, fudgy taste. You don’t need a homemade brownie to make it. Of course, you can get extra and make the fudgy brownies from scratch; but today, let’s make it easier- and make it using a brownie mix.
You can put this brownie tree on a cool Christmas plate and make it the center of attention during Christmas dinner. A perfect Christmas dessert, indeed!
Why you’ll love it
- This is truly very easy to make. It only takes mixing the ingredients and decorating it with sprinkles, or any candy you want.
- The brownie is moist, soft, and very delicious. Add with the sprinkles, there is a crunch on each bite.
- Fun to make with the kids! Make this on Christmas day and make it as a snack the whole day. This recipe makes sixteen pieces of brownie trees. There’s enough for everyone.
Homemade Brownies or Boxed Brownies
To be honest, I am one of those weird people who makes desserts from scratch. Check out my Buche de Noel cake, Mango Supreme cake, and Eggless Tiramisu cake. Sometimes, I just want to dust off my small bowl, piping bag, and baking pan. But there is nothing taboo in using a boxed mix. It’s best for working fellas out there. We are normal! Make this Christmas Brownies without guilt. So store-bought, it is!
Ingredients for Brownie Christmas Tree
- 1 box Brownie mix – I use the fudge brownie as it always turns out soft and moist.
- 2 egg plus 1 egg yolk – adding extra egg yolk make the fudge brownie moister.
- 1/2 cup of canola oil- add moisture and structure to the brownie. You can use vegetable oil.
- 1/4 cup water- adds moist
- Baking pan- I used an 8×8 pan
- Wire cooling rack-use to cool down the baked brownies. This is necessary to make dry the brownies completely. Setting the brownie cookies without ventilation under it makes them moist and soggy. It will easily break when cutting.
- Skewer, candy cane, or pretzel- you can use them as the trunk of the Brownie Christmas tree, or, you can omit this altogether.
Brownie Christmas Tree Recipe
- Place the brownie mix and make a well in the middle. Add in the eggs, oil, and water. Mix completely using a spatula. Gently mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps; however, don’t overmix the batter. Doing so will make the brownie dry and hard.
- Transfer the batter to a prepared pan and tap on a flat surface to remove bubbles. Bake the brownie in a preheated 350 F oven for eighteen to twenty minutes.
- Let the brownie completely cool down and cut it. Use the How to Cut Christmas Tree guide below.
How to Cut the Christmas Tree Brownies
- After completely cooling down, divide the brownies into three.
- Cut the brownie into thin triangles.
- Cutting the brownie-like this makes sixteen to seventeen brownie trees.
- This is the final product of one segment of the brownie.
Tips for success
- Let it cool down completely before transferring to the wire rack and slicing the brownie.
- The best way and safest way to prevent the fudge brownie from cracking during transfer is gently unstuck the parchment paper from the pan. Put the wire wack on top of the pan and flip upside down. Very gently remove the parchment paper and let the brownie continue to cool down.
- Slice the brownie when it’s completely cooled down.
How to Store
- Place the brownie in an airtight container and let it sit at room temperature.
- You can freeze the undecorated brownie by wrapping it in plastic wrap.
For more Christmas Recipe
Brownie Christmas Tree
- 8 x 8 baking pan
- Large mixing bowl
- electric mixer
- 1 box 18.3 oz Duncan Hinz Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup Canola Oil
- 1/4 cup water
- Christmas Sprinkles
- writing icing in green color, skewer for trunk,candy canes,pretzels
Prepare the Oven and Pan
- Place the rack at the middle of the oven and preheat at 350 F
- Place the 8x8 pan in a flat surface and cut a parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper with oil. Set aside untile ready to use.
Make the Brownie Batter
- Remove the brownie mix from the box and pour into a large mixing bowl. Mske a well at the middle and add the egg,oil, and water.
- Mix using a spatula until there are no lumps. Transfer the batter in the prepared pan and level the batter. Tap the pan in a flat surface to remove bubbles. Bake for eigtheen to twenty minutes. Check by doing the tootpick test. Poke the toothpick at the middle and if it comes out clean, it is done.
- Let the brownie cool down and gently pull the pachment paper making sure it's not stuck on the pan.
- Place a wire cooling rack on top of the pan and flip it upside down to remove the brownie.
- Let cool completely before slicing using a sharp knife.
Cut the brownie into Tree shape
- Place the brownie in a flat suface, and divide into three segments.
- Divide into triangles. Insert the "trunk" if you want to decorate using it.
Decorate the Christmas tree Brownies
- Place the triangle brownie in a flat surface and decorate using a writing icing and decorate white the icing is still wet.