Brownie Christmas Trees

I love Christmas, and I love chocolate so it’s only natural that I combine both and make these Brownie Christmas Trees.  These are perfect for when you need to bring a plate and you don’t have a lot of time.  They look great but are very simple!

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A great recipe to spread christmas cheer

You need a batch of brownie – I of course used my favourite stand by recipe (you can get that here.) but any recipe would be fine.  Prepare the recipe as normal but bake in a round cake tin.  If you are using my recipe I used one round cake tin, and as you can see from the pictures it is quite thick pieces. So for example if it was for a school function I think splitting the batter over two cake tins would work perfectly fine and you make double the trees!

Once you have baked the brownies and allowed to cool completely you are ready to decorate them.  With a serrated knife cut your brownie in half and then quarters.  Cut each quarter into thirds.

ICING RECIPE

1 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar

1 dessert spoon butter

2 dessert spoons boiling water

1/2 teaspoon green food colouring (or more/less)

Decorations – Mini freckles (mine are from Coles in the baking aisle). Peanut butter chips (mine are from Woolworths in the baking aisle).

You could use any other decorations like m&m’s etc, but I had both of these in the cupboard and I think they looked great!

Method

Mix together until it forms a thick paste.

Spoon into a piping bag, I used a small star tip.

Start from the top and placing a small about of icing at the top to stick your star (peanut butter chip).

Pipe the icing like tinsel piping side to side on the brownie. Place the baubles (mini freckles) along the tinsel.

Allow the icing to ‘set’ before transporting.  You can also stick a paddle pop stick into each tree to for the trunk!

Happy Christmas! I hope you love making these.  I found them easy and fun to make I hope you and your family love making them and eating them as much as we did! xx

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Basic Brownie Recipe

This is a great basic brownie recipe, but do not misunderstand there is nothing basic about the taste of this recipe!  It’s just a great stand by recipe – easy to make and easy to mix up flavours.  It’s a great recipe to have for all occasions easy for school lunches but fancy enough for a bring a plate.  Even better there is no need to ice the brownie – it’s that good all by itself.

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Recipe

4 eggs
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups plain flour
250 grams melted butter
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp bi-carb soda

Method
  1. Pre-heat oven to 160 c
  2. In a large bowl or saucepan melt butter,
  3. Mix in sugar, flour, cocoa and bi carb soda.
  4. Add eggs and mix all ingredients.
  5. Pour into lined 20 x 20 cm tin. (I use a pyrex dish)
  6. Bake 50-60 mins at 160 c
  7. Dust with icing sugar! EAT quickly before someone else does!

In step 4 your imagination can run wild, you can add nuts, seeds, chunks of chocolate, a trickle of peanut butter! Honestly I have tried a lot of different flavours and with this basic recipe there is so many different options and they always taste great.

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I hope you love this recipe as much as my family does.