These brownie trees are so festive and fun! I saw a picture of something similar and decided to add these to my holiday goodies this year. Although my children are older, this could be a perfect activity with little ones as well. With a simple extra step you can turn your plain brownies into an impressive holiday treat! And if you have better cutting skills than I do, they will look even more impressive.
As with all my brownies, I use the Baker’s One Bowl Brownie recipe. I have posted about this recipe in other blog posts, and am sure I will post about it again. It’s incredibly easy, and it’s my favorite. Here is the link to the recipe:
Once the brownies have cooled completely, it is time to start cutting. If you use an 8″ pan cut them in half horizontally, then make the triangle slices to form the trees. I used a 9″ x 13″ pan to yield more brownies which made it a little more difficult to cut into similar sized shapes.
As you can see my trees cracked somewhat and don’t have the smoothest edges. I’ve mentioned before that I must not have been paying attention in Kindergarten the day they showed us how to make circles, well I also must not have been paying attention the day we went over straight lines either. I probably should have tried to cut them into perfect squares and then would have ended up with the perfect triangles I needed 😉
Once the brownies are cut and laid out, melt some white chocolate and fill a decorating container with a fine tip. Gently squeeze the chocolate on to the brownies and add sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. You could add green food coloring to your chocolate, or you could even use mint chocolate melting wafers. Today I just used Ghiradelli white chocolate chips that I had in the house.
And that is it! Your adorable brownie trees are ready!