Christmas Tree Brownies

Tree Brownies

A simple, delicious make-ahead dessert.

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Christmas Tree Brownies

Could a chocolate brownie get any better? Why yes – just add candy canes, green buttercream and sprinkles and the Christmas tree brownie is born.
Servings 8 people
Total Time 1 hour


  • 275 gr softened unsalted butter
  • 375 gr caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 75 gr cocoa powder
  • 100 gr self raising flour
  • 100 gr dark chocolate chips

Green Buttercream

  • 500 gr powdered sugar
  • 250 gr softened unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • green food colouring
  • Splash of double cream if required


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc and butter and line a baking tray (30cm works well).
  • Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix with an electric whisk until smooth and combined.
  • Pour into the baking tray and smooth the surface.
  • Place in the oven for around 40 minutes until the top is crusty and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out either clean or with just a few crumbs.
  • Allow to cool in the tin.
    Once cooled, cut into triangle tree shapes.
    Christmas tree brownies
  • To make the buttercream, beat the butter until soft and fluffy then start to add the powdered sugar a ladel at a time until fully incorporated.
  • Add in the vanilla extract green food colouring to the desired colour and beat again.
    If the mixture is a little stiff, add a splash of double cream.
  • Place the buttercream into a piping bag with a star nozzle attached.
  • Break the curved handle parts off the candy canes and insert into the base of the tree brownies.
  • Pipe the green buttercream onto the brownies then finish with festive sprinkles.
  • Christmas tree brownies
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Brownie, Chocolate

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