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Brownie Christmas Trees

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Brownie Christmas Trees
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 16
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It's ho ho holiday time! And we've got your new favorite recipe for Christmas tree brownies ready to go. Once the real tree is trimmed, keep spirits bright by baking and decorating some wonderfully easy Brownie Christmas Trees! Use your favorite Betty Crocker™ Decorating Sprinkles and Sugars to make these brownies festive and photo-worthy.
Updated Oct 13, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 box (17.8 oz) Betty Crocker™ Delights Supreme Triple Chunk Brownie Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
  • 2 pretzel rods
  • 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • 1 green tube gel food color from 1 package (2.7 oz) Betty Crocker™ Classic Gel Food Colors

Decorations, as desired

  • Betty Crocker™ Decorating Icing, Betty Crocker™ Decorating Sprinkles and Sugars (assorted colors)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 9-inch square pan with foil; spray bottom and sides of foil with cooking spray. Make brownie batter as directed on box. Spread in pan. Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Using foil to lift, remove from pan, and peel away foil. Place brownie on work surface. Use sharp knife to cut tree shape in brownie as shown in photo.
  • 3
    Arrange remaining brownie pieces to form second tree as shown in photo. Arrange both brownie trees on a serving platter or board; insert pretzel rod in bottom of each brownie to form tree trunk.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, stir frosting and food color until well combined. Spread or pipe frosting onto brownies. Use decorating icing, sprinkles and sugars to decorate brownies as desired using photo as a guide. Cut into pieces to serve. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Have fun and use your imagination when it comes to decorating these Christmas tree-shaped brownies. You can even have a contest with the family using one brownie tree per team—whoever has the best-dressed tree wins!
  • tip 2
    If brownie feels too soft to cut and assemble, freeze 20 to 30 minutes.
  • tip 3
    Use Betty Crocker™ Decorating Bags and Decorating Tips to make easy and unique designs on your holiday tree brownies.

Nutrition

290 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 46g Total Carbohydrate, 33g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
33g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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