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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 Brownies & Chocolate 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
Christmas Tree Brownies!
- 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
- Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan and line a 9″ Square baking tray with parchment paper.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!)
- Melt the Green Candy melts and drizzle over in a zig-zag, and then decorate with some sweets/sprinkles!
- 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!
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