Christmas tree brownies

Hello lovelies!

I smell snow! *what up Gilmore Girls reference* Well I wish I did, Christmas in summer has it’s downfalls, but they don’t apply to the yummy treats we get to indulge in! I watched Zoella’s easy Christmas treat video and fell in love with the Christmas tree brownies and decided I had to make my own, my family was thrilled that holiday baking got off to an early start…

I used an old recipe I had for nutella brownies, but I didn’t have any nutella, so I just used nutflo, basically it’s cheaper yet still tasty version of nutella I found at my local spice shop. It’s a great substitute when baking.

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If you don’t already have a tried and tested brownie recipe on hand, here’s a foolproof one… ( I doubled the mixture when making these to get enough for everyone)

you will need:

  • 125ml flour
  • 1ml salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml nutella or any chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 125ml brown sugar
  • 5ml vanilla extract (!!!)
  • 125ml melted unsalted butter, cooled slightly
  • I just threw in a cup of marshmallows for fun but nuts work even better

And it’s so simple to make

  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs, hazelnut spread, brown sugar and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until smooth, about two minutes.
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture, alternating with the melted butter.
  • Spoon all of that gooey goodness into a 20cm cake tin and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, a good estimate of time is 35-40 minutes.

Once they’ve cooled cut the brownie into triangles

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Then its time to ice!

I used about

  • 50g butter
  • 200ml icing sugar
  • 1 Tb milk
  • 1 Tb vanilla essence
  • green food colouring

Once I got the green that I liked I just squiggled my icing onto the brownies and then decorated my trees!

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How festive and cute do they look! And you’ll have all your guests impressed!

Hope you guys enjoyed this little festive inspired post!

-Cayla

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