Christmas Tree Brownie Recipe
Have you seen the rectangle pan of brownies that are cut into triangles to make Christmas trees? I saw them online and my mom brain thought, “That’s way too complicated! A round pan would be so much easier!”
I already bake my brownies in my favorite round glass baking dish. Now I just cut them into pie slices so I don’t have to worry about messing up the imaginary lines drawn in my head to make the triangles from a rectangle. Why make life harder on yourself y’all?
Speaking of harder on yourself, I have included a brownie recipe for you below. However, feel free to grab that box mix from your pantry too! I won’t be offended. Just bake in a round baking dish and then start the recipe tutorial from “while the brownies are cooling.” You’ll achieve the same outcome, I know, because I’ve done it both ways too — *wink*.
Christmas Tree Brownie Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Butter, melted
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp Butter, softened
- 1/4 cup Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/8 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
- Mini Peppermint Candy Canes
- Pastry Piping Bag (or sandwich bag)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour a 9-inch round baking pan. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter and granulated sugar. Add vanilla extract, stir until blended. Add one egg at a time until each egg is incorporated into the wet mixture well.
Pour dry ingredients into the bowl with wet ingredients. Stir until combined, being careful not to over-mix.
Bake brownie for 35 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before handling
While the brownies are cooling. Prepare your cream cheese frosting.
Combine butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Blend ingredients well. Add powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, mixing well before each addition. Spoon frosting into a piping bag and set aside.
Cut brownies into 6-8 slices starting from the center to create “pie-shaped” triangle portions.
Insert one candy cane (straight end first) into the wide end of each brownie slice.
Starting at the top of each brownie tree slice, pipe cream cheese frosting in a zigzag drizzle across the brownie until you reach the bottom. Decorate with sprinkles. If you have star sprinkles, make sure you add one to the top of each tree!
Platter and serve immediately.
(Alternately, chill for 15 minutes to allow frosting to set. Gently insert trees into food gift bags.)
36 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Brownie Recipe”
These are a fun idea. I have made these before but with different frosting.
If you haven’t noticed, I am a “cream cheese frosting on everything” kind of baker, LOL!!! 🙂
These look delicious and very pretty.
It looks yummy 😋
I have been craving brownies but didn’t feel they were Christmas-y enough. Thanks for making it work 🙂 I am excited. I love Christmas cookies but sometimes a brownie is needed 🙂
My family loves brownies. This just makes them better!
What a cute dessert idea! The kids would love this.
These look delicious. My daughter would love them!
These looks delicious and very pretty.
Ok, this is wayyyy better than a plain old square brownie! Love the colors, looks beautiful! These would be a hit in my house:)
These look yummy and a clever idea. THe kids love brownies and this makes it so perfect for the season
Brownies are a favorite baked good in my household. These are so cute and great to make later this year!
They look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
This officially makes brownies into Christmas cookies!
These look good. I love they have cream cheese on them.
These are very cute & look delicious!
I Love Brownies!
I Loved it ,my family eat it !!
These brownie Christmas trees look amazing!
OMG these look so yummy and are absolutely adorable! I’ve definitely saved to make with my granddaughters this year!
OMG I need one
These are such a cute idea for all –children and adults. What a great item to have on a sweet party during the holidays.
This is a great ideal and there so many different ways to make these for all kinds of holidays
These look and sound so good. this gives me so many ideals and ways you can decorate these
Cute and simple!
I love these! They are almost too pretty to eat
My hubby loves brownies and these look pretty.
Very cute and looks yummy
Wow, this looks like a wonderfully decadent dessert.
This is a cute idea to do with my grand kids. I have 13 grandkids ages 3 – 22.
wish I had these right now!
They look delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
these are so cute and so easy to make!!
i bet the kids would love to do the decorating that is fun at holiday time they are super cute too love it
Oh, I’m going to have to try these. I LOVE cream cheese frosting!