Evergreen Brownies

Holiday party season is fast approaching and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll take any excuse to get creative in the kitchen, but Christmas themed baking really gets me going. Sometimes I go overboard around the holidays and spend more time slaving in the kitchen than catching up with friends and family, so I decided it was time for a treat that screams Christmas without kidnapping me for 3 hours. For these tannenbaum brownies, you’ll need:

  • one batch of your favourite brownies, baked in an 8 inch round pan. I used this recipe here, and skipped the icing. They turned out moist and delicious! A mix works just as well if you’re feeling lazy.
  • 1/2 cup green candy melts (or white chocolate and green food dye)
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles or decorations (my snowflake sprinkles are from bulk barn)
  • 8 small yellow candies like Smarties or Misty Mints

When your brownies are cool, cut them like you would a pie into 8 equal slices. Feel free to make more skinny minny slices if you want.

Put your candy melts into a ziploc bag, and microwave them on high for 30 second bursts until they are melted. Be careful not to overdo it, or you’ll scorch the chocolate. Between each blast, squish them around in the bag to help the melting process.

Lay your brownies out on waxed paper (or something) to avoid mess, and snip a tiny corner off of your ziploc bag. One by one (trust me, I tried to do them as a batch and the chocolate cooled too fast) drizzle your candy melts back and forth across each tree. To get the best results, hold the bag about 6 inches above the brownie, and move quickly. Sprinkle (or strategically place for optimum beauteousness) your decorations right away so they stick before the chocolate cools. Add a yellow “star” to the top of the tree with a dab of extra chocolate. Now, and only now, can you move onto your next brownie. Repeat this process until you’re all done.

If you want to get really spiffy, you can cut yellow stars out of fondant, or pipe them all fancy-like with royal icing, but hey, this recipe is supposed to be about simplicity.

These will keep in an airtight container for a few days, but I can’t imagine that they will last that long. With all this extra time on your hands, you can rock around the Christmas tree and chug eggnog like you’ve been meaning to all year.

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7 responses to “Evergreen Brownies

  1. Love these! Would be perfect to bring to the kiddies classes at Christmas time too! Cute!

  2. Thanks Jeanine! I’m sure you have a delicious GF brownie recipe waiting to make an appearance at Christmas…

  3. Kathy

    So cute for Christmas.

  4. I was searching for a Christmas dessert to bring to a potluck and my search ends here! This is perfect! Will the choc melt cool too fast and hardens before all the trees are done? Can you re-microwave the bag?

    • The chocolate should stay melted in the bag if you’re only making one batch, but if you’re doubling or tripling you may have to re-mircrowave it. It’s okay to zap it again, as long as you don’t leave it in for too long. And you may need to transfer it to a new bag so it doesn’t leak out of the tip. I’m so glad to hear that you’ll be making these! Let me know how it goes.

  5. therese ercolani

    I would of never thought !! These are so creative thanks for sharing your brownie idea.

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