It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s time to celebrate the season with these easy Christmas Tree Brownie Pops. Simple to make, and fun to eat, this festive dessert will be a hit at any holiday event!
It’s that wonderful time of the year that calls for baking and sharing! What better way to spread the joy to friends and family than a batch of thick and chewy brownies? In the spirit of the holidays, it’s only fitting to make Christmas tree brownies decorated with rich icing, joyful sprinkles, and topped with a bright shiny star.
These quickly become everyone’s favorite treat so be forewarned — they will be devoured in a blink of an eye.
Although making Christmas Tree Brownies is a rather simple (and we dare to say very fun) baking project, it does require some patience. The timing is important here because you really do need to let the brownies cool completely once baked. Depending on the brownie mix you use, it can take a couple of hours. My favorite way is to let them cool overnight. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature and decorate them the next day.
How To Cut Christmas Tree Brownie Pops
Once the brownies are cooled, they are ready to be cut into triangles that resemble Christmas trees. The cutting process may seem intimidating but it helps to think of it as making a hashtag sign out of your sheet of cake. The best way to cut out these trees is to make sure to watch the recipe video.
Take it from someone who has made batches and batches of these, no tree is a perfect tree. Remember that every tree in nature is unique and it’s okay for your brownie trees to be unique as well. Don’t waste the corners either, trim them lightly to get clean corners and go ahead and decorate them as mini trees. They will be your favorite bites!
Make Unique Christmas Tree Brownie Pops
A favorite way to make these already special treats even more unique is to use only one icing and sprinkles color. For instance, use only green icing and green sprinkles or use only white icing and white sprinkles. That way you make them monochromatic and modern. Another way is to use unexpected colors such as blue or silver. Whichever way you go, brownie trees are sure to be a hit!
Tricks and Tips for Making Christmas Tree Brownies
To make the tree trunk, you could use anything from candy canes, twigs, to popsicle sticks. I prefer to use the later because they seem to provide the most grip on the brownie. They are very easy to insert into the baked brownie and they are not sticky as candy canes would be. If you decide to use the sticks, you can insert them either before decorating or after. They are that easy to work with.
The parchment paper is a must when making these Christmas Tree Brownies. You will need two sheets of parchment paper to overlay and cover all four sides of your baking pan. If baking in an 8”x8” baking pan, cut each sheet of parchment paper at 8” wide and allow enough length to cover the sides. Place one sheet of paper left to right in the pan, and the other top to bottom. That way, the bottom of the pan will be double covered and each side of the pan will be lined as well.
The trick to getting the parchment to stick to the sides of the pan is to use a dab of batter to “glue” the paper to the side of the pan.
- 1 Box of Brownie Mix
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/3 cup Melted Butter
- 1/3 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Icing
- 20-30 Drops Green Food Color
- Holiday Sprinkles
- 12 Craft Sticks
- Preheat oven to 350°F (for best results follow the baking instructions on the brownie mix box).
- Line 8”x8” baking pan with parchment paper, overlaying the sides.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, butter, and water. Stir well. Pour the batter into a lined baking pan and bake according to the instructions on the box.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Carefully remove the cake from the pan by lifting the parchment paper up. Cut into triangles.
- In a small bowl, mix vanilla icing and enough green food coloring to reach a desired shade of green.
- If you do not have a piping bag, fill a small plastic bag with the icing and cut a corner off the bag to create a piping bag. Using a zigzag motion, pipe the frosting from the top of the tree to the bottom. Top each tree with a star and decorate with sprinkles. Carefully insert a popsicle stick at the bottom of each tree to create a trunk.
Home Chef Tip: Use a dab of batter to “glue” the parchment paper to the sides of a pan; this will prevent it from folding down.
We hope you love these Christmas Tree Brownie Pops from SoFabFood Home Chef, Mira from Food Smart Mom, as much as we do. If you enjoyed this delightful recipe, be sure to stop by our Desserts section to find more like it. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!