These Christmas Tree Brownies are gooey, fudgy and utterly delicious. Brownies are one of my favourite treats and I am in full festive mode now. I added peppermint extract to these to make them super festive as well as chocolate chips. I decorated them with a white chocolate drizzle and some sprinkles.

Apart from my Vegan Brownies I don’t have any other Brownie recipes on my blog. How can I have had this blog a full year and only have two brownie recipes?! This is something I am definitely going to have to rectify in 2021.

Christmas Tree Brownies

Brownies re one of my favrouite sweet treats. These brownies are so easy to make. First off, I started mixing together the sugar and butter until it was pale in colour and doubled in volume.

While the eggs and sugar and whisking in a separate bowl melt together the butter and dark chocolate. If you don’t have a stand mixer I would melt the butter and chocolate together first, leave to one side and then start whisking your sugar and eggs.

I would recommend using dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate. It doesn’t make the brownies taste overpowering, so don’t worry if you don’t like dark chocolate.

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You will know when your eggs are done because they will be double in size and light in colour.

Once your eggs and sugar are whisked fold through your melted chocolate and butter and your peppermint and vanilla extract. You want to be as gently as possible you don’t want to knock any air out of the egg mixture.

Next fold through your flour, chocolate chips and cocoa powder. I used white, dark and milk chocolate chips but you could just use one or two of these.

Pour the mixture into your brownie tin. I used these tins and bake in the oven.

How Do I Fold?

To fold the mixture through I go around the sides of the bowl and fold the mixture into the centre. Then I cut through the middle of the mixture and fold it outward to the sides. Hopefully, this makes sense, I am hoping in the New Year to start making videos to make explaining things easier.

How do I know the brownies are ready?

 A lot of people struggle to know when brownies are done. I like a slightly gooey and fudgy brownie so I know they are ready where there is a slight wobble. If you don’t want then as gooey and fudgy then I would leave them in for slightly longer until they don’t wobble.

I wouldn’t use a skewer to test if a brownie is cooked because it will always come out with chocolate brownie on it.

Once your brownies are cooked leave them in the tin to cool completely.

Decorating your Christmas Tree Brownies

Once the brownies are completely cooled cut them into triangles. I found it easiest to cut them in the middle first and then cut them into triangles.

I then melted white chocolate in the microwave in 20 second bursts stirring in between until it is completely melted. Once the chocolate is melted add in a little green food colouring and mix. Keep adding the food colouring a little at a time until you reach the desired colour. I used green food colouring but you could use any.

Add the melted chocolate to a piping bag and snip of the end. Then drizzle the chocolate over the top of your brownies.

Finish them off with some sprinkles and a star on top. I used these sprinkles for the decoration and then these star sprinkles for the top. You could also use a yellow sweet as the star-like a smartie or an M&M.

Equipment

Spatula

Scales

Mixing Bowls

Brownie Tin

Piping Bag

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Alternative

If you don’t like peppermint you could just leave that out.

You can use any combination of chocolate chips, you don’t have to use the three I have used you could use all dark or a mix of two, it is completely up to you.

You could also use candy canes as the tree stump, once you have cut your brownies just insert the candy cane into the bottom of your Christmas tree.

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Christmas Tree Brownies

Sarah Mark
These Christmas Tree Brownies are gooey, fudgy and utterly delicious. Brownies are one of my favourite treats and I am in full festive mode now. I added peppermint extract to these to make them super festive as well as chocolate chips. I decorated them with a white chocolate drizzle and some sprinkles.
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Decorating Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Brownies

  • 225 g Unsalted Butter
  • 225 g Dark Chocolate
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 300 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 125 g Plain Flour
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 300 g Chocolate Chips

For the Decoration

  • 100 g White Chocolate
  • Green Food Colouring
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

To Make the Brownies

  • Preheat the oven to 180C (160C Fan) andline a brownie tin with baking paper.
  • Whisk the sugar and eggs together. As theyare whisking melt together the chocolate and butter in 20 second bursts,stirring in between, until they are both completely melted. If you don’t have astand mixer, melt the chocolate and butter together first, once it is completelymelted leave to one side and whisk together the sugar and eggs. The eggs shouldhave doubled in volume.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture, vanilla andpeppermint extract into the egg mixture and fold together. You need to begentle during the stage because you don’t want to knock all the air out of youreggs.
  • Add in the flour, cocoa powder andchocolate chips and fold again until they are all completely incorporated andthe chocolate chips are evenly distributed.
  • Pour the mixture into your brownie tin andbake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. You will know they are ready because theywill have a slight wobble.
  • Leave to cool completely in the tin.

To Decorate

  • Once the brownies are completley cooled cut them into triangles.
  • Melt the white chocolate in a heatproofbowl in the microwave in 20 second bursts until completely melted.
  • Add in the green food colouring a little ata time and mix in between each addition until you have reached the desiredcolour.
  • Put the white chocolate into a piping bagand snip the tip off.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the top of yourbrownies and decorate with sprinkles or sweets.

If you do have any questions about Christmas Tree Brownies or any other recipes on my blog you can contact me either by sending me a DM on social media or an email. You can find all my details on the right-hand side of this page. 

48 Comments

  • Damion Founde

    9 December 2020 at 9:13 am

    5 stars
    These look amazing. I love brownies!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you!

  • Natasha Evans

    9 December 2020 at 11:26 am

    These look delicious! I’ve been making brownies quite a lot recently so I need to try making them Christmas Tree shaped as they look fab!

    Tash – A Girl with a View

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:01 pm

      Brownies are one of my absolute favourites so I had to make a festive version.

  • Claire Lomax

    9 December 2020 at 12:06 pm

    5 stars
    I have just decided to do a festive afternoon tea at the weekend for us all so I am going to make these as they look adorable! I have been practicing my brownies recently so I think I could manage this x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:02 pm

      A festive afternoon tea sounds absolutley deliciuos! I hope you enjoy them!

    2. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:02 pm

      A festive afternoon tea sounds absolutely deliciuos! I hope you enjoy them!

    3. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:03 pm

      A festive afternoon tea sounds absolutely delicious! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Della Driscoll

    9 December 2020 at 12:33 pm

    I love Christmas tree brownies! These are so cute xx

    http://www.dellalovesnutella.co.uk/

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you!

  • Natalie Barletta

    9 December 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Wow these look delicious! Thank you for sharing. Definitely going to make these during Christmas.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • Lucy

    9 December 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Can you send me a batch of these Christmas tree brownies please?! These look delicious and I could a plateful of them right now! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:03 pm

      If I could post them to you I would!

  • Caroline

    10 December 2020 at 11:29 am

    5 stars
    I’ve tried to make these in the past but without a recipe (risky, I know!) and unsurprisingly they didn’t work very well but I will deffo try them again this Christmas with your recipe. These Christmas tree brownies are just so cute <3

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:04 pm

      Oh no! I’m sorry they didn’t work before. I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • Cristina Rosano

    10 December 2020 at 1:10 pm

    I absolutely love brownies and if they’re even Christmassy, it’s a win-win! Will have to try this ASAP! Thanks for sharing xx

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • Tiffany McCullough – Metaphysical Mama

    10 December 2020 at 3:50 pm

    These will definitely be a hit at my house! thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sadie

    10 December 2020 at 4:20 pm

    What a cleaver and creative idea!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you!

  • MagicandBliss

    10 December 2020 at 6:40 pm

    What a great post! Very well written. Thanks for sharing!! This recipe looks so tasty. Will definitely try!

    MagicandBliss | https://magicandbliss.com/

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

    10 December 2020 at 7:12 pm

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, these look lovely, like the tree design 🙂

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you!

  • melissa major

    11 December 2020 at 12:26 pm

    5 stars
    I love brownies but I have ever made them in Christmas tree shapes before. Love these designs. Tempted to make these for Christmas.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • Jenny in Neverland

    11 December 2020 at 2:08 pm

    5 stars
    I am a sucker for a good brownie! My mouth is watering just looking at these. They look like they belong in Starbucks this time of year!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 4:06 pm

      Aww thank you so much lovely! They would be perfect with a good cup of tea or coffee

  • Kalin

    11 December 2020 at 11:28 pm

    5 stars
    These are so cute!! I love the green icing and the star sprinkle on top just makes them even better!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sophie | Love and Literature

    12 December 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Yum! I love brownies so I’ll have to give this one a go! x

    Sophie | http://www.loveandliterature.co.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      24 December 2020 at 6:35 pm

      I hope you enjoy them! If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla I would love to see them.

  • Aimsy

    13 December 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Oh, these look amazing! I bet they taste wonderful with the peppermint extract in them! Perfect for a sweet treat this Christmas…I bet they would go down great as gifts too!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Aimsy xoxo
    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      24 December 2020 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you! These would make such cute gifts either individually wrapped or as part of a hamper

  • Alexa

    14 December 2020 at 12:01 am

    5 stars
    These look absolutely delicious! Thank you for this.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      24 December 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you!

  • Charity

    14 December 2020 at 12:06 am

    Those are the cutest little brownies. Perfect for Christmas too!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      24 December 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you!

  • Hannah

    14 December 2020 at 4:00 pm

    5 stars
    I very nearly made something like this last year, but I realised my brownie tray wasn’t the right size. I really want to give them a go, as they look so cute!xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      24 December 2020 at 6:42 pm

      Awww! You could make them using any size or shaped tin really, although maybe not a round tin, if it is bigger than mine then the brownies just wouldn’t be as thick and would bake quicker and if was smaller your brownies would be thicker and take longer too cook. You might also get extra Christmas trees depending on the size of the tin.

  • Sophie

    15 December 2020 at 1:42 am

    They look so cute and fun, sounds like a great option to bake with kids too 😊

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      24 December 2020 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you! These would be so much fun for baking with kids!

  • Gemma

    16 December 2020 at 4:01 am

    4 stars
    These look really delicious and very easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      24 December 2020 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you! They are super easy to make

  • Karalee Shotola

    23 December 2020 at 1:15 pm

    5 stars
    I think my bf’s all-time favorite dessert is brownies & this is such a fun festive twist on them so I should maybe make them haha

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      24 December 2020 at 8:09 pm

      Aw, I hope you both enjoy them if you do make them.

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