Over the last couple of years a staple at any party or get together I throw is brownies and with it being the Christmas I tweaked them a little to make them a festive treat so here is the recipe for Christmas Tree Brownies.
They are so simple to make and look absolutely brilliant as part of a Christmas spread. You could even box some up and give them as a little gift! The trick with these brownies is to get them out the oven whilst they are still wobbly and then leave them to cool. Leave them to set in the fridge and they end up a gooey, tasty brownie!
Ingredients; (one 33x23cm baking tin)
For the brownies;
- 250g Dark Chocolate
- 150g Butter
- 325g Caster Sugar
- 130g Plain Flour
- 3 Eggs
- 150g White Chocolate
For the decoration;
- 150g Icing Sugar
- 40g Butter
- 10ml Milk
- Drop of Vanilla Essence
- Green Food Colouring
- Sprinkles/Star Sprinkles
- Preheat the oven 170C/325F/Gas3
- Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and leave until melted smooth. A top tip for the chocolate is to definitely use dark chocolate and try and go for the 70% cocoa strength. I personally hate dark chocolate but you really need it to make a rich, tasty brownie.
- Remove from the heat, add the sugar and stir until well mixed
- Add the flour and stir until incorporated.
- Finally, stir in the eggs and mix until thick and smooth.
- Chop up your white chocolate into chunks and fold it into the brownie mix.
- Spoon the mixture into a prepared baking tray (either lined with greaseproof paper/non stick) and bake in a preheated oven for around 20 minutes.
- You want the mixture to be coming away from the sides but still a bit wobbly in the middle. Honestly this makes them so so so delicious!
- Leave it to cool in the tin and move this to the fridge over night.
- Cut off your edges and then slice the brownie into the triangles. I managed to get about 30 out of the brownie.
- To make your frosting mix on a high speed the butter, icing sugar, milk, vanilla and a few drops of green food colouring.
- Once it is nice and fluffy put it in a piping bag and get yourself ready to decorate the brownies.
- Simply ice a zig zag up the tree, cover it with sprinkles and pop a star at the top.
- There you have your finished Christmas Tree Brownies.
The Christmas Tree brownies are delicious and a perfect Christmas treat. You could make them bigger/smaller and they are fab for kids to get involved with making too. Amelia loved sprinkling on the decorations.
Do let me know if you make these as they really are so simple and this brownie recipe is totally delicious!
Thanks for reading!xx