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How to Create Festive Christmas Tree Brownies

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

'Tis the season to be baking! Get ready to spread some holiday cheer with our step-by-step guide on how to create the most festive Christmas tree brownies. Whether you're a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned baker, this delicious treat is guaranteed to dazzle your loved ones and leave everyone craving for more. So grab your apron and let's embark on a jolly culinary adventure that will have you feeling merry and bright all season long!

The holiday season is a time for joy, love, and celebration. One of the most beloved traditions during this festive time is baking delicious treats to share with family and friends. And what better way to bring some holiday cheer than by creating festive Christmas tree brownies? These adorable and tasty treats are sure to put everyone in a jolly mood.

In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through how to make these delightful Christmas tree brownies from scratch. But before we jump into the recipe, let's take a moment to set the holiday mood.

Turn your favorite brownie recipe (or boxed brownies) into a festive holiday treat with this easy decorating tutorial that the kids can help with!

Servings: 8

Cook time: 35-40 minutes

Cooling time: 1 and a half hours

Decorating Time: 15 minutes

Storage: Store in an airtight container

You will need the following items to make this recipe:

Measuring cups and spoons, Mixing bowl, silicone/wooden spoon, round cake pan, sharp butcher knife.


  • 1 round pan of baked brownies (prepare and bake according to your favorite recipe, or a box mix, in a 9 inch round pan)

  • Green cookie icing (I used half of a 7oz tube. You may use more or less depending on how thick you make your tree lines)

  • 8 Reese’s Miniatures, unwrapped

  • 2-3 tablespoons of Holiday Sprinkles


  • Prepare and bake your brownies in a very well greased 9 inch round pan. I used a box mix, and baked mine for 40 minutes.

  • Allow the brownies to cool completely, then refrigerate for 30-45 minutes to help making cutting and removing from the pan easier..

  • Remove the brownies from the refrigerator, and gently run a butterknife around the edges of the pan to help loosen the brownies. (This is why you need a very well greased pan, so this step is easy!) If needed, gently run your knife along the bottom edge of the pan too.

  • Set the entire round batch of brownies on a cutting board or platter, and use a sharp butcher knife to cup the brownies into 8 triangles, slicing it like a pie.

  • Arrange the triangles in a row, with the wider edge at the bottom to make decorating easier.

  • Snip off the end of your icing, and moving your hand in a zigzag motion, create a “tree” on the brownie.

  • Decorate with sprinkles.

  • Add a tiny dot of icing to the bottom of a Reese’s Miniature, and secure it to the bottom of the brownie tree.

In conclusion, creating festive Christmas tree brownies is a fun and creative way to add some holiday cheer to your baking. By following these simple steps, you can create delicious treats that will impress your family and friends. Remember to have fun with the decorating process and let your imagination run wild. Whether it's for a holiday party or just a cozy night in, these Christmas tree brownies are sure to be a hit! Happy baking!

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