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Christmas tree shaped brownie recipe

Christmas Tree Shaped Brownies for a fun holiday treat. 



  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter – cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2&1/2 – 3 tsp. of liquid green food coloring

Optional Decorations: 

  • green frosting in a squeeze tube – or
  • use a piping bag with a writing tip attached
  • Other Equipment Needed
  • large mixing bowl
  • non-stick aluminum foil
  • (2) 9 inch round pie pan
  • Serrated bread knife



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In mixing bowl, Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder
  3. Mix the butter, eggs and food coloring
  4. To the center of the dry mixture – Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla and green food coloring
  5. Add half of the M&Ms – reserving the rest for decoration 
  6. Do not mix until all of the wet are added in
  7. Mix the wet ingredients together, pulling the dry ingredients into the wet after the wet ingredients have had a chance to turn red from the food coloring
  8. The mixture will be like a play dough consistency
  9. Line pie plates with foil – non-stick side facing up
  10. Dividing the mixture between both pie plates…
  11. Pour the mixture into the pie pan and press it out to even it out at the top
  12. Add more M&Ms to the top of the brownie – still reserving some for decoration
  13. Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
  14. When are they done?
  15. These brownies are thick, so they take a bit longer to bake. Once you start to smell the aroma of your brownies, check on them. A toothpick inserted into the middle should come out mostly clean. What I mean by that is; you shouldn’t have a wet batter on the toothpick. You will probably find cooked batter will adhere to the toothpick and that’s ok


  1. Let the brownies cool completely – about 15 minutes
  2. Pull the aluminum foil up and out of the pie pan
  3. Push the aluminum foil down away from the brownies
  4. Slice each brownie into 8-10 slices – like a pizza


  1. Make a zig-zag pattern with the green frosting and add more M&Ms to fill in blank spaces
  2. Cover and store leftover brownies at room temperature up to one week.