Brownies cut in the shape of Christmas trees with ribbons of frosting and M&M ornaments.
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Brownie Christmas Trees

Make your holidays extra festive with these fudgy M&M’S Brownie Christmas Trees.  Delicious and easy to make, this holiday dessert is a crowd pleaser! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 371kcal
Author Erin Henry

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 2 2/3 cups 2-10-oz. pkgs. dark chocolate morsels, divided
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter cut into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans optional

Frosting

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter slightly soft
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Decorations

  • M&M’S candies
  • Nonpareils optional
  • small candy canes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325º F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside 2/3 cup chocolate morsels.
  • Heat 2 2/3 cups morsels, sugar, butter and water in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate and butter are melted.
  • Pour into large bowl. Cool slightly. Stir in eggs, one at a time, with a whisk until blended. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Add flour and salt; mix well with wooden spoon. Stir in remaining 2/3 cup morsels and nuts. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  • While brownies bake, make your frosting by mixing powdered sugar and butter in a medium bowl with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk.
  • Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.
  • Cut brownies into triangles.  Break curved end of candy cane off and insert into the bottom of brownie tree. Decorate with ribbons of frosting by placing frosting in plastic bag and snipping off the end and piping it onto the brownies. Then finish by adding M&M’S.  Enjoy!
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Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 0.9mg