Christmas Brownie Trees

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

16 brownies

Easy 45 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

for this recipe Christmas Brownie Trees

Brownies:

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

Assembly:

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

preparation

Preparation

1

Brownies

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.

2

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

3

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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

Assembly

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).

7

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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