A simple festive bake: easy chocolate brownies + fun decorations = cute edible Christmas trees!
I was searching online of easy Christmas bakes and kept seeing pictures of triangular brownies made into cute Christmas trees by adding some green icing and sprinkles. I decided to give it a try using one of my own chocolate brownie recipes.
Ingredients (makes 12-16 Christmas tree brownies)
Baileys, Nutella, cheesecake, chocolate… many favourites in one delicious brownie
These are brilliant! I can’t remember what recipe I was looking for… but fortunately my search caused me to stumble across this recipe on the Good Housekeeping website. I made a couple of small changes to the recipe but the Baileys-Nutella combination with the cheesecake swirl is lovely and I can’t recommend these enough.
Ingredients (makes 16 – 32 brownies depending on how big you cut them)
Chocolate, almond and white chocolate brownies: for when one type of chocolate in your brownie just isn’t enough!
I haven’t made brownies for ages. I found this recipe in one of my cookbooks: Chocolate (Australian Gourmet Traveller). I followed their recipe pretty much to the letter, but have given the quantities in different measurements to make things easier for those not using the metric system.
Ingredients (36 small servings… or fewer larger ones!)
Chocolate brownie + cupcakes. What’s not to like?!
My toddler has recently become obsessed with a supermarket magazine that was lying around at his grandparents’. He loves looking at the food pictures and I’ve now been made to look at them so many times I gave in and made a couple of things! I didn’t follow the recipe exactly… so I’ve included my changes below.
Ingredients (makes 12 cupcake brownies)
Brownie mix + a layer of caramel filled chocolate = a cheat to delicious, extra-chewy brownies. Heart-shaped for Valentine’s Day, but delicious every day.
The recipe for the brownie mix I also used for my chocolate cheesecake brownies, I just adjusted the quantities and added a bar of Cadbury’s Caramel. Any caramel filled chocolate would do though.
I just discovered this is my 200th post! How did that happen?!
Ingredients (8 large hearts or 16 rectangular brownies)
Decadent, gooey chocolate brownie with a layer of sweet cream cheese
Whenever I’ve made these beauties, I’ve always used the recipe from a 2001 book made by Marks and Spencer called Simply Baking. In case anyone’s interested, I managed to track down links to secondhand copies at Abebooks and Amazon.com.
I use the basic recipe from said book, but I double the amount of chocolate mix. The amounts the original recipe suggest don’t give you enough mixture to form a decent layer of chocolate either side of the cream cheese. We wouldn’t want that!
Please note: no matter how I’ve cooked these, the brownie in the middle of the tray is always very gooey and it’s impossible to eat this bit with your fingers. So this recipe will give you several brownies you can eat with your fingers and a dessert for 2-4 people to be eaten in bowls with spoons. I recommend heating it up and serving with a little bit of vanilla ice cream.
Ingredients (16 servings)