Christmas tree brownies are a festive, fun treat - perfect for all ages. These rich chocolate brownies are decorated with a light mint chocolate drizzle and holiday sprinkles. Perfect for your next holiday cookie tray.
These sweet brownie trees will brighten up your next dessert tray and impress your guests. They are moist and rich, with a refreshing drizzle of mint flavored white chocolate on top.
The best part? They are so easy to make! Simply make a batch of brownies in an 8x8 pan like normal, then slice into trees once they've cooled. Decorating is equally as easy, and easy to customize.
Perfect for Christmas and winter parties, or any time of year with color coordinated sprinkles to match the holiday.
How to slice brownies into trees
All you'll need is an 8x8 pan and a sharp knife to cut out your chocolate brownie trees. Once the brownies are completely cooled, lift them out of the pan and onto a cutting board.
Gently cut the brownies in half, so you're left with two rectangles (Step A). I made a graphic to better illustrate where to make your slices.
Next, you'll make a diagonal cut into each rectangle on either side, about 1 inch in on the top (Step B). These pieces will become scraps, or as I like to call them, taste testers for the baker.
From there, each tree base should measure 2 inches on the bottom. Feel free to make small marks every 2 inches if you'd like to be exact, then just "connect the dots" when making your slices (Step C).
Decorating your brownie trees
Decorating your trees is as easy as drizzling your mint white chocolate over the trees until you have achieved your desired look.
While the chocolate is still wet, top with sprinkles or small candies, like m&ms.
Christmas Tree Brownies
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
Mint White Chocolate Drizzle
- ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
- ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine melted butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs. Stir until fully combined. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Slowly add to butter mixture until fully incorporated.
- Pour brownie batter into lined 8x8 pan and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean in the middle.
- Remove brownies from oven and allow to cool completely. Remove from pan and cut brownies in half. Slice a thin wedge from the edges of each rectangle (about 1 inch on the top, tapering down to the bottom corner). Then, carefully slice brownies into 14 tall triangles. Use the graphic in the post above as a visual aid.
- Arrange brownie trees onto a piece of wax paper or parchment to be decorated.
Mint White Chocolate Drizzle
- In a small bowl, microwave white chocolate chips in 30 second increments, stirring until chips are melted and smooth. Add peppermint extract and stir to combine.
- Pour chocolate into a small plastic baggie, seal, and cut off a small corner. Pipe chocolate across the brownies. Optionally, add sprinkles. Allow chocolate to harden before moving or storing.