Christmas Tree Brownies

19 November 2013

Thank you once again to the wonderful world of Pinterest for the idea for these Christmas Tree Brownies! Pinterest really comes into it's own at Christmas with the endless ideas for baking, crafts, home decoration and activities. I've been pinning like crazy these past couple of weeks! Pop over and take a look at my huge Christmas board if you so wish.

Anyway! If you're a brownie lover {like me!} then you just have to make these at Christmas. They'll be a hit with both children and grown-ups and they look like you've spent lots of time on them when really they're incredibly easy to make. Just take your favourite brownie recipe, cut into triangles and decorate. Couldn't be more simple! Here's how I made mine...

Christmas Tree Brownies

Makes 12
Preparation time 20 minutes
Baking time 30 minutes 

200g dark chocolate
200g unsalted butter
250g caster sugar
3 large eggs
120g plain flour 
150g white chocolate, chopped into chunks
12 peppermint candy canes
Green coloured icing

Preheat oven to 180C {350F} Gas mark 4. Line a 25 x 20cm baking tin with baking paper.

Melt the butter and chocolate together in a heatproof bowl over a simmering pan of water or in a microwave on 50% power in 30 second bursts. Give it a really good mix and set aside to cool slightly. 

Beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl with a hand held electric mixer until really thick and creamy. Add the chocolate mixture, plus the orange zest and juice and beat again. Sift in the flour and fold in gently, until the flour is just combined. Pour into the prepared tin. Sprinkle the chocolate orange chunks over the brownie mixture in the tin. 

Pop in the oven for 30 minutes. When ready it should be set and crispy on top but still gooey in the middle. Gently wobble the tin and the middle of the brownie should slightly wobble when it's ready.

Leave to cool in the tin for at least 2 hours before you even attempt to cut it. If you cut it up too soon, the brownie will leak all over the place. 

Cut the brownies into triangles. Decorate with green icing {make your own or use writing icing in a tube} and stick the Smarties on. Break the curved part of the candy canes so you just have a straight piece and insert that into the bottom of the brownie to make the trunk.


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  1. these look amazing! and such a good idea :)
    I love brownies and christmas so theyre perfect for me! definitely copying ahha xx

  2. Oh, these look brilliant! My boys would love decorating them too :) #TastyTuesdays

  3. Fabulous Christmas brownies! Thanks for linking up #tastytuesdays

  4. What a great idea, they look really tasty

  5. Ah such a good idea!

  6. These brownies look delicious
    I have a Christmas Recipe linky if you wish to add your recipe

  7. What a gorgeous idea! Love brownies and this makes them even better to make with Boy!

  8. Very cute, my little chap will love them! Thank you for popping them on Festive Friday at Thinly Spread :-)

  9. Oh they're adorable! Thanks very much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I've pinned this to my Christmas and Food boards :) Also I\'ve just put a fresh linky live for this week and would love you to join in.

  10. I love how simple is this recipe! Thank you for linking up with the #FridayFoodie hon x Pinned and stumbled.

  11. Such a clever idea! Pinterest is fantastic for things like this! Thanks for sharing!

  12. So cute! Visiting from Romaian Mum's linky


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