Christmas Tree Brownies

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These Christmas Tree Brownies are incredibly easy to make. A fun Holiday dessert for the kids to help with decorating.

Christmas Tree Brownies

Easy Brownie Christmas Trees

These adorable Christmas tree brownies are inspired by Little Debbie! Bake in a 9×9 pan and cut in triangles to make the perfect bite-sized brownies. We also show you another method of using a scone pan so you don’t even have to cut!

Not only can you make Christmas tree using brownie mix, but you can also make our Reindeer Brownies this way.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Brownie Mix store-bought brownie mix plus ingredients listed on the box. Feel free to make our easy homemade brownies.
  • Egg Yolk – you’ll need one extra egg yolk in addition to the boxed ingredients.
  • Frosting – store bought vanilla frosting is used, but you can also use your favorite frosting recipe.
  • Food Coloring – we use green food coloring for make green frosting. However, you can leave the frosting white or tint it using any color you prefer.
  • Sprinkles – use any assorted sprinkles you prefer.
  • Candy Canes – you’ll need mini candy canes for the tree trunks.
Brownie Ingredients

How To Make Christmas Tree Brownies

  • Make the brownies according to the box directions (for a 9×9 inch baking pan) mixing in 1 extra egg yolk.
  • Once the brownies are cooled, remove from the pan and cut the brownies into triangles.
  • Prepare the frosting by adding green food coloring.
  • Decorate each brownie triangle with the green icing using a piping bag.
  • Add assorted sprinkles over the icing.
  • Break off the rounded tops of the mini candy canes and press them into the bottoms of the brownie trees.
Christmas Tree Brownies

Tips & Tricks

Piping: you can pipe the frosting on as thick or thin as you want using different tips. If you don’t have a piping bag you can use a Ziploc plastic bag. Simply add the frosting to the bag and twist the top at the opening. Using kitchen scissors, snip off one corner according to the size you want and decorate.

Variations: Top with colored mini M&Ms or crushed candy canes – leave the frosting white or use any flavored frosting you prefer – make blondie brownies instead of chocolate – use pretzel rods in place of the candy canes.

How To Make Brownies In A Scone Pan

  • Coat the scone pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Prepare and bake your brownie batter according to directions in recipe card.
  • Fill each opening of the scone pan evenly with the brownie batter and bake. I recommend cutting down on the baking time about 5-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure you do not overbake.
  • Decorate the same as the directions below.
Christmas Tree Brownies using a Scone Pan

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Christmas Tree Brownies

These Christmas Tree Brownies are incredibly easy to make. A fun Holiday dessert for the kids to help with decorating.
Servings: 10 trees
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to the temperature recommended on the box of brownies mix.
  • Prepare a 9X9 baking pan (preferably a light metal pan) by lining it with parchment paper.  You want to leave extra parchment paper over the edges so that you may easily remove the whole pan of brownies later.
  • Use a whisk to stir together the ingredients recommended on the box of brownies and 1 egg yolk.  (If this is too challenging, then use a spatula).  We don’t want too over-mix, so mix just until the flour disappears.
  • Bake the brownies according to package directions on the middle rack in your oven. 
  • Check the brownies a few minutes before the minimum time recommended on the box.  You do not want to over bake them.  Insert a toothpick to test doneness.  There should be some streaks of batter on the toothpick.  If they are not at this point yet, give them just a few more minutes at a time. 
  • Leave the brownies in the pan and place it on a cooling rack. After a few minutes, move the pan into the fridge. While the brownies are cooling, mix together the white frosting and green food coloring.
  • Remove the brownies from the pan.  Trim off outer edges.  Do not cut the brownies unless they are completely cooled – if they are not – return them to the fridge and wait until they are completely cooled.
  • There are 2 different ways to cut these depending on how large you want the trees to be.  If you want small trees, you can get 18.  Cut the brownies into 3 long strips.  Then cut the strips into triangles – this will make 3 rows with 6 triangles each. (Cut 3 equal squares from each strip, then cut the squares in half on the diagonal.)  They will be small trees.  If you want large trees, you can get 8.  Cut the brownies in half down the middle.  You will be able to cut 4 equal size triangles from each half.  (It is like a zig-zag pattern.) It will only work if you trim a little off of each end, at an angle.
  • Decorate with green icing and sprinkles. Stick a cut candy cane in the bottom of the triangle to be the stem of your Christmas tree.

Scone Pan Instructions

  • Coat the scone pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Prepare the brownie batter and cut down the baking by 5 minutes or so.
  • Process with decorating as listed above.

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Serving: 10g | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 0.02g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg