Christmas Tree Chocolate Brownies!

Chocolatey & Delicious Triple Chocolate Brownies in the shape of Christmas Trees – perfect for the festive season!

As its soooo close to Christmas this year now I am SUPER excited. All my presents are wrapped, the house is decorated, and everyone is in such a lovely mood (apart from drivers.) and my Christmas baking is no closer to stopping!! Honestly, I pretty much bake from the first day of November, up until New Years Eve with all things Festive and delicious.

I decided to post a Christmas Brownie recipe, but decided that a simple Triple Chocolate Brownie would be ideal – one that EVERYONE will love and adore – and then make it Christmassy of course. I based the recipe around the base recipe of my Cookie Butter BrowniesChocolate Orange Brownies as they are both so lovely – making it simply chocolatey was easy enough – and the recipe is still yet to fail me.

I have seen decorations like these all over the place recently – so no, I didn’t think this idea up! – but I like to think I put my own twist on it, especially using my deliciously yummy recipe! I used some Green Candy Melts to decorate as they melt quite thickly, so the zig-zags didn’t spread too much, and made the perfect depth. If you haven’t tried Candy Melts then they are simply an alternative to chocolate (often used for cake pops) as they are coloured, and are made up of alternative ingredients!

Christmas is literally my favourite time of the year, and this year it has been coming round so quickly that I have been a little behind on my baking – so I really hope this recipe makes up for it! My boyfriend and my trusty team of taste testers utterly adored these brownies – and the kids LOVED the decorations (funnily enough the M&M decorations were a big hit too ;)!) But seriously – they are so yummy, so delicious, and the perfect bake for the Festive Season! Enjoy!

I’ve made these several times over the years, and I definitely find the Green Candy Melts are the best things to use for the ‘tree’ parts. You can easily use something such as White Chocolate with Green Food Colouring, but the Green Candy Melts are definitely the best option. I just use a disposable piping bag with the end snipped off, and pipe the green on. Then, I sprinkle on some cute coloured pearl sprinkles as baubles and add a Yellow M&M for a ‘star’.

After having a look on Pinterest recently, I have seen people use Cadburys Chocolate Fingers as the stumps/trunks, or anything else tasty. I use Candy Canes because I adore the mintiness, but this isn’t to everyone’s tastes. Something such as Cadbury’s Flakes would probably be a smidge too delicate, but anything else you fancy will do. I hope you all enjoy this recipe! Enjoy! X

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Christmas Tree Brownies!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Chocolatey & Delicious Triple Chocolate Brownies in the shape of Christmas Trees – perfect for the festive season!

Course: Traybakes
Cuisine: Brownies
Keyword: Christmas
Servings: 10 Brownies
Calories: 503 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
  • 195 g Unsalted Butter
  • 195 g Dark Chocolate
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 275 g Caster Sugar
  • 90 g Plain Flour
  • 35 g Cocoa Powder
  • 100 g Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 100 g White Chocolate Chips
  • 10 Candy Canes
  • 150 g Green Candy Melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Sweets
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan and line a 9″ Square baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. Melt together the Butter, and Dark Chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water, on the microwave for 1-2 minutes until melted. Leave to the side to cool to room temperature!

  3. Using an electric whisk/stand mixer, whisk together the Eggs & Caster Sugar for a few minutes until the colour has turned pale, is very mousse-like, and is double the original volume of the amount of eggs + sugar! You will know it's done because when you lift the whisk up out of the mix it should leave a trail for a couple of seconds before disappearing!

  4. When whisked, pour the cooled chocolate mixture over eggs and fold together carefully. It might take some time, but be patient – you don’t want to knock out the air you made up on the previous step!

  5. Once completely combined, sift the cocoa powder and plain flour on top of the chocolate mix and then fold together again – still be careful to not knock out the air!

  6. Once combined well, fold through the chocolate chips and pour into the prepared tin – bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes! Once baked, leave to cool in the tin completely.

  7. Once cooled, cut the brownies into the tree shapes – I cut the tray in half, and then triangle the two halves – and eat all the offcuts. Carefully insert the Candy Cane sticks into the base of the brownies (like shown!)

  8. Melt the Green Candy melts and drizzle over in a zig-zag, and then decorate with some sweets/sprinkles!

Recipe Notes
  • I used regular Candy Canes and snapped the tops off so that I just used the straight part – I used the off cuts of the candy canes in my Christmas Bark!
  • I buy my Candy Melts in the local cake shop near me – but you can easily just use White Chocolate mixed with green food colouring! The White Chocolate will be thinner though!
  • These will last in an airtight container for 1 week, but will make excellent little gifts this Christmas!
  • This recipe was originally based on BBC Good Food recipe with my own changes and decoration!
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Tree Brownies!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 503 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Potassium 256mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 54g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 12%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 20.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. Hi Jane

    I love your recipes and if I need to bake anything or make a dessert I head straight over to your website to make something. I made these Christmas tree brownies as gifts for my friends and family this Christmas. I did not have any candy melts and tried to use while chocolate and green food colouring. I melted the white chocolate over a pan of boiling water and then let it cool a little and added some green food colouring. This made the shire chocolate go really stiff and ended up in a ball that I couldn’t pipe. I’m not sure if I did something wrong. In the end I ended up just making some green buttercream and piped that on but it didn’t really have the same effect. Would you have any advice for the next time I make them? (Probably next Christmas!)

    Thanks x

    1. It depends entirely on what colouring you used – supermarket brands aren’t the best for mixing in with chocolate as they’re so watery and just not good quality at all so I recommend sugar flair or progel which you can buy online or at Hobbycraft!

  2. Hi Jane,

    I’ve been following and trying your recipes for a while now, and unfortunately this is the first one that hasn’t worked out 😞 I left them to cool and then tried cutting them and they are just mush in the middle, they will not hold their shape. They were put in for an extra 7 minutes than stated and I also tested the temperature in the middle, and they were definitely cooked. Any idea what’s happened? The outside tastes amazing BTW! 😉

    Thanks, Leila x

    1. If they’re still gooey, they needed more baking in the oven. Best thing to do is chuck them in the fridge to solidify a bit before cutting, but if they needed extra time to bake in general, it just means the original mixture was either too thin (so not enough mixing), or you needed to be more careful when folding things together. x

    2. Thanks for the quick reply Jane and the handy tips! 😊 I have made your mint candy cane brownies today and cooked them for longer with foil on top, they seem to have come out better, but they’re still cooling so the proof will be in the cutting… Eeek! I put yesterday’s ones in the fridge and then they were fine 👍 thanks again x

  3. Wanting to try these for the longest and finally did. OMG, they turned out great and taste even better. But I’m trying to make these for a friend and not really a fan of dark chocolate, can I substitute with milk chocolate?

    1. Hiya! Ah amazing! Do you mean for the chocolate chunks folded through, or the base of the brownies? For the base I would 100000% recommend still using dark chocolate as thats what makes it such a good brownie, milk chocolate doesn’t tend to work as well because its thinner, but for the chunks you fold through you can easily not use dark chunks and just use milk/white! X

  4. Hi I’ve just made your chocolate brownies they smell amazing, but I’ve put them in the oven for 40 mins and they are still gooey in the middle can you help please

  5. I’m literally working my way through your entire recipe list ? Made these today without the choc chips just plain brownie and they seem to have turned out more like chocolate cake than a brownie consistency, any idea what I did wrong Jane? ☺️

  6. Jane I’m following your recipe and whilst it tastes amazing I find I have a lot of trouble with the top of the brownie cracking. I’m careful not to knock out the air in the whipped eggs and sugar and the brownies are quite well risen when they come out of the oven but settle down a bit as they cool. This is fine but it leaves me with a hard and cracked surface which literally lefts away from the rest of the brownie and looks really unsightly when I try to slice them. Any advice? thanks

    1. Hey! Oh I’m sorry you’re having troubles… are you sure your oven is the correct temperature? It might be worth getting an oven thermometer to check as I haven’t personally experienced this, but i know my oven is the correct temperature. If it is the correct temp, it might be worth baking them for 25 minutes, compared to 30, and then leaving them to cool fully, and refrigerating to firm them up slightly before cutting. It sounds almost like a crust is forming on top? x

    2. Yes it is a crust. My ovens are both quite new and I’m a pretty experienced baker and the temp works for everything else I make. I did increase the quantities as I make them in larger foil trays. I think maybe I’m putting too much in the tin. Also tonight I base then again and I also made a point of knocking a bit of air out as I stirred them. They seem to have come out better. I’m leaving them to cool overnight before I try to cut them. Thanks for the response though. Love your stuff. X

  7. OMG !!! These are the most amazing brownies ever !! These are moist and chocolaty and very rich. I usually struggle to make brownies, I can never get them quite right but these are perfect ❤️ Xxx

  8. Just found your site and just found these! Will make great treat bag for my chocoholic nieces and their daddy.
    I’m looking for a fab Knickerbocker Glory recipe – to go with home made fish n’ chips Boxing Day. Any ideas Jane?

  9. Oh I love the look of these Jane – so flippin’ cute! I would actually leave the handles on the candy canes and make them look like christmas tree umbrellas lol 😀 Merry Christmas! xxx

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