DIY Christmas Tree Brownies

Jessie Logsdon

As president of baking club here at SBJH, I am responsible for bringing new treats and goodies every Thursday! Two Thursdays ago I brought in a treat that was so fun and cute, people were asking for more. This amazing treat is called Christmas tree brownies. If you want to make these adorable treats yourself, here is how!(Remember that this project will take a couple hours, so make sure to clear out some time specifically for these.) This recipe is brought to you by http://www.bettycrocker.com/. Also, some tips from yours truly after experiencing the process of making these treats.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix
  • Water, Vegetable oil, and eggs called for on the box
  • 2 or 3 drops green food coloring
  • Your favorite rich & creamy vanilla frosting (16 -oz container)
  • Adorable Christmas themed sprinkles or decorative toppings
  • Miniature candy canes (2 inch)
  • Plastic knife
  • 9 inch square pan
  • Foil

DIRECTIONS:

  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 9-inch square pan with foil so foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan. Grease bottom only of foil with shortening or cooking spray.
  • Make brownie mix as directed on box for 9-inch square pan. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Remove from pan by lifting foil; peel foil away. To cut brownie into triangles, cut into 3 rows. Cut each row into 5 triangles. A huge tip that I wish I would have been told is that sharper, bigger knives are harder to cut through brownies with. If you want to save some time make sure to use a plastic knife when cutting your brownies. Save smaller pieces for snacking.
  • Stir food color into frosting. Spoon frosting into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; partially seal bag. Cut off tiny bottom corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting over brownies. Sprinkle with decors.
  • The original recipe says to break off the curved end of the candy cane and then stick it into bottoms of triangles, however I thought it was easier, cuter, and more functional to keep the curved part and insert it so it can be held as a handle. You can choose either way.

The last step to finishing these christmas tree brownies is to serve them to your friends, family, or neighbors! Just don’t forget to save one for yourself! Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy your treats!

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