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My kids and I love to make fun treats around the holidays. Today I wanted to show you How to Make Christmas Tree Brownies. The kids just love making them, and they are so easy to make.

Close up image of decorated Christmas tree brownies.
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We just love the holidays at our house. These Christmas Tree brownies are the perfect Christmas treat to make to bring to any holiday gathering. They are so easy to make and come out so adorable that I know your party guest will think you spend all day making them.

The best part is that they taste as good as they look. They are so colorful and the best part is the kids can make them however they want. The options are endless. It is so fun to see what my kids come up with.

If you love make fun holiday treats as much as we do, make Christmas Tree Cupcakes Recipe or Christmas Tree Coffee Cake.

Try making Homemade Brownies!

Have you ever try making homemade brownies from scratch? It is actually very easy to do and they taste amazing. The box brownie mix is good, but I couldn’t believe how easy it was to prepare a pan of brownies.

I love how simple the ingredients were. I had everything at home, so this means we can have brownies anytime. Occasionally, we like to mix in some chocolate chips or nuts. I guess that is why I love brownies, because there are so many ways to make them.


Close up image of ingredients to make Christmas tree brownies.
  • Fudge Brownie mix + ingredient on box (or use a homemade brownie recipe)
  • Green Piping Bag for decorating (or you can make my homemade buttercream frosting recipe)
  • Container of Sprinkles (multi colored)
  • Star Sprinkles
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Green Food Coloring

Variation Ideas:

When it is time to decorate the brownies, I set out different types of decorations that the kids can choose from. Change things up and use a peppermint stick for the candy cane trunk. It adds a hint a peppermint to the brownie! Here are some ideas:

  • Candy Canes
  • Sprinkles
  • Skittles
  • M&M’s
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Powdered Sugar

This has become a holiday traditions at our house! The kids look forward to every year!

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – In a large bowl whisk brownie ingredients as indicated on the box.
  • Step 2 – Spray an 8×8 baking pan cooking spray and add all purpose flour so that the brownies will come out clean. (I recommend this Wilton cake pan because it is frugal and will last you forever)

Step 3 – Cook brownies as directed on back of box. I usually preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 25-30 minutes. Brownies are done when toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Step 4 – Let them cool completely before cutting out tree shape brownies. Then cut the brownies into triangles. I cut the brownies into two horizontal slices then make diagonal cuts to make the triangular shape.

Step 5 – Insert a pretzel stick to the bottom of the triangle to make the tree trunks.

Step 6 – If you are using different color frostings, separate the frosting and add your food coloring. You can do red, green, yellow, etc. Spoon the frosting in the piping bags and begin frosting the Christmas trees.

Step 7 – Frost an outer line of the tree and then fill in.

Step 8 – Decorate the trees with any color of sprinkles and then add the yellow star on top. If you cannot find yellow star sprinkles, then use a yellow M&M for the perfect holiday dessert.

I love to see what the kids come up with as the options are endless!

Recipe Tips:

  • Combining Ingredients – Combine ingredients in a bowl until fully mixed together.
  • Prepare Baking Dish – Make sure to spray nonstick spray into baking dish or line with parchment paper. This helps for cleanup and serving the brownies.
  • Room Temperature – Before cutting brownies, we recommend they have cooled to room temperature.

Serving Suggestions:

They are they perfect dessert right out of the oven with a tall glass of cold milk or with a big bowl of vanilla ice cream. We love using brownies for decorating because they lay flat and can be cut into different shapes.

I am always invited to cookie exchanges during the holiday and my kids are always willing to help as they know I will be bringing home some yummy cookies to share. My friends always get excited each year to see what I bring.

Close up image of decorated brownie Christmas trees.

The Perfect Party Favor:

These Christmas Brownie Trees would be the perfect treat to make at your next holiday party! Have your kids plan a Christmas party with games and a brownie decorating contest! You can have the brownies all prepared and then let their creative minds do all the work!

Then they can take their Christmas Brownies home as party favors. Wrap them a cute holiday plastic bag and they will be so proud of what they made. They can enjoy a treat when they get home!

How to Store:

The kids just loved making these and they were crazy easy to make. They are also easy to store and transport to your holiday gathering. I like placing them on a sheet pan with foil so that they are not touching and the decorations stay together.

If you make them ahead of time or have some leftover, just simply keep them in airtight container. But let’s be honest, chocolate brownies don’t last very long at my house.

Close up image of decorated Christmas tree brownies.

More Christmas Desserts to try:

We love hearing from you. If you make these Christmas Tree Brownies, make sure to leave a comment or a star review.

Christmas Tree Brownies

5 from 5 votes
This Easy Christmas Tree Brownies Recipe is the perfect Christmas dessert. No special pan required to make brownie Christmas Trees!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course desserts
Calories 399


  • 1 box fudge brownie mix + ingredient on box (or use my homemade brownie recipe)
  • 1 green frosting bag for decorating (or you can make my homemade buttercream frosting recipe)
  • 1 Sprinkles (I made this fun video to show you how easy it is to make.)
  • 1 yellow star
  • 1 Pretzel Sticks
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  • Spray 8×8 pan and flour it so that the brownies will come out clean. (I recommend this Wilton cake pan because it is frugal and will last you forever)
  • Cook brownies as directed on back of box.
  • Cool slightly and scrape around edge of pan and flip onto a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Let it completely cool
  • Cut the brownies into triangles.
  • Frost an outer line of the tree and then fill in.
  • Decorate the trees with any color of sprinkles and add a star sprinkle to the top.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can use a yellow m&m instead of a yellow star if you are unable to find these sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 399kcal, Carbohydrates 69g, Protein 3g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 2g, Sodium 238mg, Potassium 9mg, Sugar 49g, Iron 1.8mg

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