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These Christmas Tree Brownies are made using a brownie mix and couldn’t be more simple. They’re the perfect kids holiday dessert loaded with sprinkles!
Can we all just stop and gave a big “thank you” for the season that is Christmas? Not only does this time of year mean amazing family time but it also means an endless amount of holiday desserts as well. Once we pass Halloween and are rounding the corner for Christmas, there’s no stopping our kitchen from baking up all the fun treats.
The fun part about making these brownies is that everyone can help. The directions are simple, the brownies are easy, and the decorating is where it all comes together.
Let the kids have fun this holiday season by becoming their own little bakers. They’re going to love showing off their Christmas Tree Brownies before diving in and taking a bite.
Is it possible to burn almond bark?
It is but if you’re paying attention and melting in small increments, you’re going to be fine. Just take your time and follow the simple directions that are listed below. You’ll have no issues at all. You can easily swap white chocolate chips or white candy melts.
Can you freeze brownies for later?
You bet. I would freeze them without being decorated so that you don’t have to worry about that part getting messed up. Just put the baked brownies in a freezer-safe bag or container and store them in the fridge. Then when you’re ready to eat, all you have to do is unthaw, decorate and enjoy every single bite.
Christmas Tree Brownies – Ingredients
This list of ingredients is all you need to get started on this simple treat. You’ll be chowing down before you know it!
Box of Brownie Mix (and ingredients on the back)
Water (for brownies)
Vegetable oil (for brownies)
Eggs (for brownies)
White almond bark or white chocolate chips or white candy melts
Green food coloring
Simple Tips to Decorate These Christmas Tree Brownies
The biggest thing to keep in mind when decorating these holiday brownies is that you’re going to want to let them cool before starting. If the brownies are too warm, nothing is going to stick and you’ll have quite a gloopy mess. (It won’t change the taste at all – just the look.)
One tip is to refrigerate the rounds before decorating so the brownie is not too crumbly and makes a mess while decorating.
Make certain to let the kids have fun with decorating as well. You might have to let go of your perfectionism when it comes to these treats because no two brownies are going to look the same. Instead, focus on the fact that the kids are having a blast, they’re learning how to cook and create in the kitchen, and you’re going to spend quality time with them as well.
You don’t need to stick with sprinkles, why not add small diced fruits, nuts or your favorite small candies?
Sounds like the perfect holiday ever, right? It’s time for you to make your own with the kids and enjoy every single bite!
Christmas Tree Brownies
- 1 Box of Brownie Mix (and ingredients on the back)
- 1/4 cup water (for brownies)
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil (for brownies)
- 2 eggs (for brownies)
- 12 oz white almond bark or white chocolate or white candy melts (divided)
- Green food coloring
- Holiday sprinkles
- Star sprinkles
- Bake brownie according to the directions on the back of the box using a 13x9” pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking oil (combine brownie mix, vegetable oil, water, and eggs together and mix well).
- Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan and bake for 26 minutes.
- Remove brownies from the oven and let cool completely.
- Place brownies in the freezer for 30 minutes to get hard.
- Remove the parchment paper and brownies from the pan and place on a hard surface.
- Using a circle cookie cutter, cut brownies out and place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
- Divide almond bark into two bowls with 6 ounces in each (one bowl you will want to keep white and the other you will dye green).
- One bowl at a time, heat almond bark in 30 second increments until melted and then transfer to a zippered bag and cut the tip off (start with the white so it can dry).
- Drizzle white chocolate on the lower 1/2 of the brownie to create snow.
- Melt the other bowl of white chocolate almond bark and add 6 drops of green food dye.
- Transfer to a zippered bag and cut the tip off.
- Create a tree with the green almond bark, sprinkle with holiday sprinkles and top with a star.
- Let cool completely.