Christmas Tree Brownies are fun festive treats that are easy to make. They’re perfect for holiday parties and adding to Christmas cookie trays.
Christmas Brownies are a festive treat everyone can enjoy. This recipe makes 10 servings that cost about $3.58 to make; that’s $0.36 per serving!
Christmas Tree Brownies
If you are looking for a fun and festive dessert that adults and kids will enjoy, then you have come to the right spot! These Christmas Brownies are the perfect addition to any holiday dessert table, an after school snack, an after-dinner dessert while watching a Hallmark Holiday movie!
These Christmas Tree Brownies are not only tasty but also easy to make. The fudgy brownies with the almond bark frosting on top are the perfect combination. Get your inner child ready and have fun decorating each brownie with a Christmas tree complete with a star and snow!
What makes brownies fudgy?
The amount of fat versus flour in the brownies makes the difference between a fudgy brownie or a cake-like brownie. For a fudgy brownie, increase the fat such as butter and chocolate. For a cake-like brownie, increase the amount of flour.
How do you know when fudgy brownies are done?
The first thing to look for is that the top is shiny and set, not wiggly. The classic test of sticking a knife in to check that it comes out clean always works too. If the brownies start to crack on top, that is a sign that they are done cooking.
Should I refrigerate brownies?
Brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature without needing to be in the fridge. They will stay fresh for up to one week when stored properly.
How to make Christmas Tree Brownies:
STEP ONE: First, make and bake the brownies as directed on the box. Then allow the brownies to cool on a wire rack. After the brownies are done cooling, place them in the freezer for thirty minutes. This will allow the brownies to harden for cutting.
STEP TWO: Next, cut the brownies into circles and place them on a prepared baking sheet.
STEP THREE: Using two separate bowls, melt the almond bark. Mix in the food coloring, place the melted almond bark into Ziploc bags and cut the tips off.
STEP FOUR: Use the melted white almond bark to pipe on white snow on the bottom half of each brownie.
STEP FIVE: Make trees with the almond bark on each brownie. Move the piping bag back and forth to make the lines of the tree branches.
STEP SIX: Add sprinkles to the trees and a yellow star at the top of each tree. Let the chocolate set on the Christmas Tree Brownies for about thirty minutes before serving.
- Liquid measuring cup
- 9×13-inch pan
- Microwave-safe mixing bowls
- Mixing spoon
- Wire rack
- 2 or 3 inch circle cookie cutter
How much will this Christmas Tree Brownies recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $3.58
PER SERVING COST: $0.36
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- 18.4-ounce box of Brownie mix – $1.07
- ¼ cup water – $0.00
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil – $0.32
- 2 large eggs – $0.20
- 12 ounces of white almond bark – $1.44
- holiday sprinkles and stars – $0.55
More Holiday Desserts:
- Christmas Wreath Cookies
- Gingerbread Oreo Truffles
- Christmas Trifle
- Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
- Peppermint Bark Candy
- Hanging Gingerbread Cookies
- Cranberry Bliss Bars
- Spiced Creme Brulee
- Pecan Snowball Cookies
- Peppermint Cheesecake Dip
- Old Fashioned Fudge
Christmas Tree Brownies
FOR THE BROWNIES:
- 18.4 ounce box of brownie mix I used Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup water
- 2 large eggs
FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREES:
- 12 ounces of white almond bark divided Green food coloring
- Holiday sprinkles
- Star sprinkles
- According to the box instructions, Bake brownies using a 9x13-inch pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking oil. Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan and bake for 26 minutes.
COOL, CHILL, AND CUT OUT BROWNIES:
- Remove brownies from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
- Harden the brownies in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove the brownies from the pan and place them on the countertop.
- Using a 2-3 inch circle cookie cutter, cut brownies out and place them on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
MELT ALMOND BARK:
- Divide the almond bark into two bowls with 6 ounces in each.
- One bowl at a time, heat almond bark in 30-second increments until melted, then transfer to a zippered bag and cut the tip off.
- Drizzle white chocolate on the lower 1/2 of the brownie to create snow.
MELT AND COLOR ALMOND BARK:
- Melt the other bowl of almond bark and add 6 drops of green food dye after it has been melted.
- Transfer it to a Ziploc bag and cut the tip off.
MAKE AND DECORATE TREE:
- Create a tree with the green almond bark, sprinkle each with holiday sprinkles, and top with a star.
- Let the brownies sit until the chocolate has hardened, about 30-60 minutes.
- I listed the additional ingredients that were on the back of the Pillsbury brownie mix. Please use the additional ingredients that your brownie mix calls for. Just make sure the brownie mix that you choose can be baked in a 9x13-inch pan.
- If you need more than 10 brownies, you could make two batches of brownies and probably have enough almond bark to decorate all of them.