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Easy Christmas Tree Brownie Bites (Holiday Recipe)

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Christmas Tree Brownies are rich, chewy brownies that are topped with Christmas Tree-shaped frosting and festive sprinkles. This easy dessert is perfect for your next holiday party.

Brownie with green frosting and sprinkles sitting on an upside down bowl.

If you are looking for a perfect treat the kids are going to love this holiday season, then this is the recipe for you. These brownies are easy to make and will look great on your dessert table and get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Why You Should Make Christmas Tree Brownies Bites

  • Easy to make – These cute Christmas tree brownies use a box brownie mix and can be ready to enjoy in just a few simple steps.
  • Kid-Friendly – This Christmas Tree Brownie recipe is kid-friendly. You can get the kids into the kitchen to help you make these brownie bites, plus they will enjoy them.
  • Soft and Chewy – The best part is my Easy Christmas Tree Brownies recipe gives you perfectly soft and chewy brownies that the entire family is going to love.
  • Great for parties – Holiday Tree Brownies look amazing on a plate and will be the star of the dessert table. This is always a hit at holiday parties.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Grinch Cookies recipe.

Ingredients For Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

Green food coloring, vanilla frosting, brownie mix, and sprinkles.
  • Brownie mix: Store-bought brownie mix is the base for your adorable Christmas tree brownies, providing that rich, chocolatey flavor that we all love. You can choose any brand of your preference, from fudge to milk chocolate,  or use your favorite brownie recipe, the choice is yours.
  • White melted chocolate: This will be used as snow on your Christmas tree brownies. It adds a sweet, creamy dimension to the brownies and a beautiful visual contrast to the green frosting.
  • Green frosting: This is what transforms your brownies into little Christmas trees. The vibrant green color adds a festive touch, and the sweet taste complements the rich chocolate brownie.
  • Sprinkles: Sprinkles are like the lights and ornaments on your Christmas trees. They add a pop of color and a bit of crunch and make your holiday brownies even more festive and fun.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Frosting: If you do not have green frosting on hand, you can use vanilla frosting and green food coloring.
  • Coloring gel: Use green food coloring gel instead of liquid food coloring for your green frosting. The liquid food coloring will make your frosting too runny to stand up.
  • Brownie Bites – In a hurry? Use store brought regular brownie bites and then frost them in the shape of a Christmas Tree as I did. Or make some delicious homemade brownies.
  • Coconut – Dust the frosting in shredded coconut for a fresh snow look. I would use sweetened coconut if you decide to do this.
  • Topping – Use a yellow M&M or a star-shaped yellow sprinkle for the topping if you want a traditional Christmas Tree look.

How To Make Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

Collage of unbaked and baked chocolate brownies on a muffin tin.
  • Make up your box of brownie mix according to the directions on the box in a large bowl.
  • Ready two mini muffin baking pan and add the chocolate mixture. Don’t fill more than half of each slot. (Photo 1)
  • Bake for around 12 minutes. Check if they’re done with a toothpick. (Photo 2)
Collage of assembling Christmas tree brownie bites.
  • After baking, make a small hole in each brownie with a spoon. Remove from the tray and let them cool on parchment paper or a cooling rack. (Photo 3)
  • Melt white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat it 30 seconds at a time and stir each time.
  • Dip the top of each brownie in the melted chocolate, then add sprinkles. (Photo 4)
  • Use a frosting bag to pipe trees on the brownies. If the frosting isn’t holding its shape, refrigerate it for 10 minutes. Decorate with candy and more sprinkles. 
Christmas theme brownie bites sitting on a white countertop.

Expert Tips 

  • If your frosting is too thin, place the piping bag in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes, and it will firm up.
  • If you don’t have a piping bag for the frosting, you can use a ziplock bag with a small corner cut-off. This will allow you to shape the frosting into a tree shape onto the brownies.
  • For a fun, festive twist, consider using colored and shaped sprinkles like little stars or candy canes. It adds an extra element of festive charm to your Christmas Tree Brownies.
  • Be sure not to overfill the mini muffin slots with brownie mix. If they rise too much, you won’t have a flat surface for your frosting.
  • If you want to add a bit more texture to your regular brownies, consider adding finely chopped nuts to the brownie batter before baking.
  • It is important to let the brownies cool completely before frosting them. If they are too warm, the frosting may melt and not hold its shape.

Storing Tips 

Store the brownie bites in the fridge for up to three days. Storing in the fridge will keep your frosting from falling and spreading and help it retain the Christmas tree shape.

Christmas Tree Brownie Bites can be frozen for up to three months. Be sure to freeze your brownie bites in a freezer-safe container.

You can make the Christmas Tree Brownie Bites up to 24 hours ahead. Be sure to store the brownie bites in the fridge so your frosting doesn’t fall.

What To Serve With Christmas Tree Brownie Bites

Christmas Tree Brownies are a stand-alone dessert that pairs well with a variety of beverages and complementary sweet festive treats. For a warm, comforting pairing, serve these festive brownies with a mug of hot chocolate or warm apple cider. For a classic combination, consider pairing them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. 

If you’re serving them at a party, they are a perfect addition to other festive desserts at a Christmas party, like gingerbread cookies or peppermint bark. Finally, a glass of milk is a simple yet satisfying choice that appeals to children and adults alike.

Brownie bite topped with green frosting and sprinkles sitting on a white plate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a homemade brownie mix instead of a store-bought one? 

Absolutely. If you have a favorite homemade brownie recipe, feel free to use it in place of the box mix. The Christmas tree design will work on any type of brownie base.

Can I use other types of chocolate for the frosting?  

Yes, you can use any type of chocolate that you prefer. However, white chocolate provides a great contrast to the green frosting and resembles snow, adding to the festive look of the brownies.

What can I use instead of sprinkles for decoration? 

There are many fun ways to decorate your Christmas Tree Brownies. Mini M&Ms, crushed peppermint candies, or even small pieces of fruit can be used as decorations.

How should I store leftover frosting?

Leftover frosting can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Before using, let it come to room temperature and stir well.

Can I make these brownies vegan or gluten-free?  

Yes, you can adapt this easy recipe to suit dietary needs. For vegan brownies, use a vegan brownie mix and dairy-free chocolate. For gluten-free brownies, use a gluten-free brownie mix.

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Brownie Bites with green frosting in the shape of a Christmas tree.
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Easy Christmas Tree Brownie Bites (Holiday Recipe)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Yields 24 Brownie Bites
Christmas Tree Brownies Bites are easy to make and so festive and fun for the holidays.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Make up your box of brownie mix according to the directions on the box in a large bowl.
    1 box brownie mix
  • Ready two mini muffin baking pan and add the chocolate mixture. Don't fill more than half of each slot.
  • Bake for around 12 minutes. Check if they're done with a toothpick.
  • After baking, make a small hole in each brownie with a spoon. Remove from the tray and let them cool on parchment paper or a cooling rack.
  • Melt white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat it 30 seconds at a time and stir each time.
    1 cup white chocolate
  • Dip the top of each brownie in the melted chocolate, then add sprinkles.
    Sprinkles
  • Use a frosting bag to pipe trees on the brownies. If the frosting isn’t holding its shape, refrigerate it for 10 minutes. Decorate with candy and more sprinkles.
    1 container green frosting

Notes

  • If your frosting is too thin, place the piping bag in the fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes, and it will firm up.
  • If you don’t have a piping bag for the frosting, you can use a ziplock bag with a small corner cut-off. This will allow you to shape the frosting into a tree shape onto the brownies.
  • For a fun, festive twist, consider using colored and shaped sprinkles like little stars or candy canes. It adds an extra element of festive charm to your Christmas Tree Brownies.
  • Be sure not to overfill the mini muffin slots with brownie mix. If they rise too much, you won’t have a flat surface for your frosting.
  • If you want to add a bit more texture to your regular brownies, consider adding finely chopped nuts to the brownie batter before baking.
  • It is important to let the brownies cool completely before frosting them. If they are too warm, the frosting may melt and not hold its shape.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Brownie Bite Calories: 204kcal (10%) Carbohydrates: 33g (11%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 102mg (4%) Potassium: 22mg (1%) Fiber: 0.01g Sugar: 26g (29%) Vitamin A: 2IU Vitamin C: 0.03mg Calcium: 12mg (1%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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