Christmas Brownie Trees

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Spread joy and good tidings throughout the holiday season with these festive treats.

16 brownies

Easy 45 minutes



for this recipe Christmas Brownie Trees


0.75 cup cocoa powder
0.33 cup all-purpose flour
0.25 cup Dr. Oetker Cornstarch
0.5 tsp Dr. Oetker Baking Powder
8 oz bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
1 cup unsalted butter
1.75 cup granulated sugar
1 package Dr. Oetker Vanilla Sugar
4 eggs
1 cup pecans chopped
0.66 cup white chocolate chips


1 cup Icing sugar, sifted and divided
1 package Dr. Oetker Vanilla Sugar
2 tbsp candy sprinkles
candy canes





Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and line 13- x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking pan with enough parchment paper to overhang edges; set aside.


Whisk together cocoa powder, flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt; set aside.


In heatproof bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch simmering water), melt chopped chocolate and butter, stirring until smooth.


Stir in granulated sugar and vanilla sugar. Stir in eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated after each addition. Stir in flour mixture; fold in pecans and white chocolate chips.


Transfer to prepared pan; smooth top. Bake for about 25 minutes or until only a few moist crumbs adhere to toothpick when inserted into center of brownie.



Mix together icing sugar, vanilla sugar and 4 tsp (20 mL) water to make thick paste; transfer to piping bag fitted with small round tip (or spoon into small resealable plastic bag, then snip bottom corner).


Cut brownie into 16 triangles; decorate with icing and sprinkles. Break candy canes into 16 (1 1/2 -inch/4 cm) lengths. Insert piece of candy cane into base of each tree to resemble tree trunks.

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