It’s the holiday season! At our house that means a lot of parties a lot of weekends in a row. This also often means a dish to pass. The last 2 years I have gotten a dessert and I wanted it to look cute and like I put a lot of work into it with out actually putting a lot of work into it. A quick pinterest search and I found these Christmas Tree Brownies. I just peeked at the picture and thought, I can do that easy!
I bought all my ingredients at Aldi. 2 boxes of brownie mix, green quick setting cookie decorating frosting, and sprinkles that either have stars or snowflakes and small glitter like sprinkles.
I line a pan with foil making sure it sticks out of the pan on all 4 sides (9×13). I spray the insides with oil (I put olive oil in my pampered chef oil spritzer). I make the brownies according to the directions. As soon as they are done, I take the foil out of the pan and put the foil on the cooling racks. This allows them to cool faster and make sure the sides peel away right away.
I then use a pizza cutter and cut the pan down the middle length wise. I then cut my first tree. I then keep the diagonal pattern going. There will be 4 pieces “wasted” I prefer to say taste tested on the sides. Nolan likes these and it keeps his fingers out of my frosting.
I then frost a couple, and do the sprinkle before it sets.
I then do the other side while the first side sets.
I then place in a pan in a decorative fashion (I saved a taco dip tray to use for such occasions) on the tray and do the same with the second pan/box.
Easy as can be and pretty cute if I do say so myself! Now can this be more elaborate? Absolutely! You do grandmas famous brownie recipe and homemade frosting. You sub applesauce for oil. I just wanted to share the shortest cut one can take and you can make it what you will!
Happy Baking and Merry Christmas!