Turn a box of brownie mix and tub of frosting into these easy Christmas Tree Brownies. They are the best Christmas dessert that’s so easy to make. The kids love to help make and decorate them, plus eat them. Perfect for holiday parties and getting into the holiday spirit.
Turn a box of brownie mix into these amazing Christmas tree brownies! Box brownie mix doesn’t have to make boring treats, you can turn them into really cool things like Christmas treats. You can also use your favorite brownie recipe that’s homemade.
It’s why I make Christmas cake mix cookies too! When you’re baking up a storm around the holidays, it can be great to have some go-to recipes that are really quick to make.
I even taught my kiddos how to make adorable Christmas tree brownies! There’s no crazy skills involved and they turn out absolutely adorable by turning boxed brownies into cute Christmas tree brownies.
If you need an an easy holiday treats for your parties and get-togethers, this one is just perfect. This Christmas brownies recipe is kid friendly, and enjoyed by all ages!
Why You’ll Love Christmas Tree Brownies
- The best part is you can complete this entire recipe in just 45 minutes! Just as fast as ordering something at your local bakery and driving to pick it up. And this way, you don’t even have to leave your house.
- All you need is six ingredients and some party straws to make easy Christmas trees out brownies. Three of which are shelf stable! So buy them ahead of time so you have everything on hand when you’re ready to bake.
- Easily double or triple this recipe to make more than enough treats or the perfect snack for your Christmas party guests. They make a great cookie exchange item or a fun treat while exchanging cookies.
Ingredients for Easy Christmas Tree Brownies
- Fudge brownie mix – Fudgy brownies are the base for this recipe! Grab your favorite box mix and make these super fun Christmas tree treats. You can also make your favorite homemade brownies if you prefer. They make the perfect tree base for your Christmas brownie recipe.
- Eggs – Allow eggs to come to room temperature before mixing them into the brownie mix.
- Vegetable oil – Vegetable oil is most commonly used in brownies, but you can use other neutral flavored oils too. Canola oil, olive oil, and avocado oil will all work in this recipe.
- Water – Use a little bit of water to help make the brownies moist and delicious.
- Green icing – Either buy icing that is already colored green or use white icing and green food coloring until it reaches the desired color.
- Sprinkles – Multi-colored sprinkles will act as the ornaments on each Christmas tree. Star sprinkles are the perfect topper for each tree!
- Party straws – Buy some Christmas themed party straws to use as the tree trunk for these brownies. You could also use the bottom of candy canes or a candy cane sticks if you prefer.
How To Make Christmas Tree Brownies
- Make brownies according to the instructions on the package.
- Once done, remove the brownies from the oven and place onto a cooling rack too cool completely.
- When the brownies have fully cooled, cut them into 12 equal squares and then cut a triangle out of each square to make a tree shape. Save the scraps for snacking or make them into brownies pops!
- Push a 3-inch section of straw or candy cane into the bottom of each brownie.
- Then put green icing into a piping bag and pipe it in a zig-zag pattern across the brownie. Start at the bottom and then work your way to the top in a zig-zag to make a Christmas tree.
- Decorate with multi-colored sprinkles and then place a cute little star sprinkle on top!
How to Store Christmas Tree Brownies
Place brownies into an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 3 days. Do not stack the brownies so that the decorations and icing don’t get messed up!
FRIDGE: You can extend the life of easy Christmas tree brownies by storing them in the fridge. Store in an air tight container for up to a week!
FREEZER: Place brownies onto a cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen solid, place them into an airtight container or freezer bag and store for up to 2 months.
What to Serve with Christmas Tree Brownies
I’ve got tons of other Christmas cookie recipes to pair with this Christmas tree brownies recipe too!
What else can I use as the tree stump?
Candy canes would be an adorable addition to these brownies! You can also use pieces of pretzel rods as the tree stump. Even candies like tootsie rolls would work. All you need is a long cyndrical shaped object to cut into 3-inch pieces and use as the bottom of each brownie!
- Make sure you don’t bake the brownies in too shallow of a pan so that they aren’t really thin. A thick and chewy brownie will hold up a bit better!
- If you don’t have a piping bag, use a Ziplock bag and snip the corner off. It’ll work perfectly!
- Feel free to add any kind of sprinkles you want. You can make each tree look unique and cute!
- Grab a candy cane and make a candy cane trunk instead of using a straw.
This Christmas tree brownies recipe is so simple, yet such an adorable treat! Next time you need an easy recipe make these cute Christmas tree brownies.
More Christmas Recipes You’ll Love
- Bakery-quality Christmas Sugar Cookies aren’t difficult to make. Follow this recipe and decorate each perfect cookie however you want! A great family activity.
- Skip those sugar cookies at the grocery store, and make Soft Sugar Cookies instead. Color the icing red and green and use Christmas sprinkles for an extra festive touch!
- Need a no-bake treat to turn to? Make cute green Cornflake Wreaths and serve on a pretty platter!
- Buckeye Candy is a classic holiday treat that is really easy to make. The best treat for those who love peanut butter and chocolate.
- 18.3 ounce Family Size Fudge Brownie Mix + necessary ingredients, ours used water, vegetable oil, and eggs
- 15.6 ounce tub green frosting
- Christmas sprinkles
- Party straws red/white stripe, cut into 3 inch sections
- Prepare brownies according to directions on the box.
- Once done, remove them from the oven and place the pan on a cooling rack to cool completely.
- When they are cool cut them into 12 equal squares. Then cut a triangle out of each square. Place the scraps in a resealable bag for snacking!
- Add a 3- inch section of straw to the bottom of each brownie. Place the green icing in a piping bag and pipe in a zig-zag pattern from top to bottom of each triangle brownie.
- Decorate with sprinkles and place on your favorite holiday serving platter.