Without fail I make brownies every single Christmas. Usually because we have lots of chocolates that need putting to good use, but also because they are ridiculously e-a-s-y to make too. With minimal ingredients, you can make these in under 20 minutes and gain massive ‘brownie’ points for creativity and seasonal festiveness!
I’ve spotted so many images online of these Christmas tree brownies, I mean, come on – how can you resist?
I’ve shared this recipe before in my Ultimate Brownie Recipe post but here it is again for ease.
For the brownies:
130g real butter
140g caster sugar
140g brown sugar
40g of cocoa powder
140g plain flour
2 free range eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
Pinch of salt (I use rock, but table is fine)
- Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees C
- Grease and line your tin with greaseproof paper
- Melt the chocolate and butter in the small bowl – when done stir & set aside. (This is what makes them fudgy by the way)
- In the large bowl add all of your dry ingredients and stir to combine
- Add the melted chocolate mix, eggs & vanilla to your dry ingredients
- Mix with your hand mixer until everything is combined. By hand is fine too. Less washing up right.
- Pour into your tin, squidge (technical term) in to the corners, spreading the mixture out evenly
- Reduce the temperature on your oven to 150c and bake for 30 mins.
- When baked leave to cool in the tin for at least 30 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. I lift the brownies out using the greaseproof paper to stop them breaking. Leave to cool now for at least 1hr30mins. They need to be completely cool so you can cut them neatly.
- Using a sharp knife cut into triangles.
Take a piping bag, I use these disposable ones, snip off the end and fill with your melted chocolate and drizzle across your triangles. It helps if you stay in a nice Christmas tree pattern too. Sprinkle and add glitter if you like! Carefully stick in your chocolate cigarellos, or candy canes and there you have it! Delicious.
If for some extraordinary reason you have some left over, pop them into a tupperware box and leave them in the fridge, they taste great even a few days later.
For other design ideas check out this Pinterest board here I created just for you… don’t forget to follow it either so you can refer back and keep it saved for next Christmas too.