Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Christmas Tree Brownies

Turn a simple traybake into beautiful Christmas tree - definitely one to enjoy making with children!


I saw the Christmas tree brownie idea on Pinterest and knew I had to make a vegan version of my own, plus it looked so much fun and so simple I was an excited little girl! And when I say how simple this is, I really mean it. I used my existing gingerbread brownie recipe (seemed apt as its Christmas) and then left the brownies to cool completely. Do not skip  this step, you need the brownies to be firm for cutting them into triangles. I did also see someone cut the brownies into tree shapes with a cutter which I also thought looked so cute and effective. I just cut them with a knife, made some green buttercream, piped some swirls and sprinkled them! See, simples! You don't need to be a pro baker to make these. And I can imagine if you have children, nieces/nephews, friends or work in a school etc, this would be so much fun to do with them, children will love it. They are the perfect traybake for a Christmas Day dessert!

If you love brownies....

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Recipe

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes for brownies
Serves: 8-10 Christmas trees

NOTE: every ingredient I use is vegan so make sure you check your ingredients if you're following a Vegan lifestyle.

Ingredients

400g Vanilla buttercream - I used Dr Oetker which is vegan 
Green food colouring
Sprinkles
Peppermint candy canes

Method

✿Follow the instructions for the brownie recipe then leave to cool in the tin. 
Once cool, place in the fridge for about 1-2 hours so they firm up, this makes it easier to cut neat shapes out of the brownies so they don't fall apart.
When firm enough, slice the brownies in half. Then cut 4-5 triangles down one side then repeat on the other half of the brownies. If you're using a cookie cutter you may not get as many brownies as I did with the triangles.
Prepare your buttercream and mix with the green food colouring. Spoon into a piping bag with a star piping tip and pipe a pattern on top however you like.
Then add lots of sprinkles on top to decorate. Eat straight away or you can place in the fridge to keep the buttercream firm but they can also be stored at room temperature in an airtight container up t 3 days. Enjoy!

Christina
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