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Holiday Tree Brownies

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Holiday Tree Brownies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 15

Cut up brownies to create a fun holiday treat. Decorating is child's play. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 24, 2019
Betty Crocker Frosting
Make with
Betty Crocker Frosting

Ingredients

1
box (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Supreme original brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
Miniature candy canes (2 inch), unwrapped
1
or 2 drops green food color
1/3
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors red and green candy sprinkles or miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 9-inch square pan with foil, allowing some to hang over edges of pan. Grease bottom and sides of foil with shortening or cooking spray. Make brownie mix batter as directed on box. Spread in pan.
  • 2
    Bake 28 to 31 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 1/2 hours. Freeze in pan 15 minutes. Using foil to lift, remove brownies from pan, and peel foil away. To cut brownie into triangles, cut into 3 rows. Cut each row into 5 triangles (See More About This Recipe). Set aside leftover pieces for snacking.
  • 3
    Break off curved end of candy cane; insert straight piece into bottoms of triangles to make tree trunks.
  • 4
    Stir food color into frosting. Spoon frosting into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; partially seal bag. Cut off tiny bottom corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting over brownies. Sprinkle with decors.

Expert Tips

  • Use a plastic knife to make cutting brownie trees easier.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
22g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Brownies are easy and delicious for any day of the week, so why not whip up some Christmas brownies for your holiday festivities? With just a few added steps, you can share these sweet holiday tree brownies with everyone you love. Kids can even help make these extra special. They’ll have fun decorating their own Christmas brownie with a candy cane trunk and ornaments made of sprinkles. If you don’t have a piping bag — no problem! Place a zip-top storage bag inside a glass and fill with green frosting. Then, simply cut a hole in the corner of the bag for piping onto the brownies. It’s a simple trick we use time and again. Cutting these into triangles can be a little tricky, so we’ve got handy downloadable diagram to help you out. Looking for more brownie recipes ? Betty’s got just about every recipe you could ever need.

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