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Pecan Brownie Trees

Fir-shaped homemade brownies, with colorful candy ornaments, will be a bake-sale best seller or eye-catching addition to a dessert table.

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 33

Ingredients

Brownies

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup chopped pecans

Frosting

2
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
3
or 5 drops Betty Crocker™ green food color
Betty Crocker™ holiday decors or colored sprinkles
33
pecan halves

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with 18x18-inch piece heavy-duty foil so foil extends over long sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, the brown sugar and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until creamy. Beat in vanilla and eggs.
  • 2 On medium speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt until mixed. With spoon, stir in chopped pecans. Spoon and spread evenly in pan.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In small bowl with wooden spoon, beat powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter and enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Stir in food color. Lift foil with brownies from pan. With sharp knife, trim 1/4 inch from long sides. Cut brownies into 3 lengthwise strips.
  • 5 With metal spatula, lift 1 strip to cutting surface. On 1 long side, mark at 2-inch intervals with a small cut or with toothpicks. On remaining long side, make a mark 1 inch from short side. Make marks every 2 inches. With sharp knife, cut into triangles, using small cuts as guidelines. Frost triangles with 1/3 of frosting. Sprinkle with candy decors. Pull apart slightly before frosting is set. In center of bottom edge of each “tree”, cut small slit with point of sharp knife. Insert pecan half into slit to resemble trunk of tree. (There will be a small piece at each end of each row that will not be a complete tree.) Repeat with remaining 2 rows of brownies and frosting.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Make brownie triangles and freeze; frost and decorate just before serving.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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