Brownie Christmas trees

December 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm 1 comment

Christmas parties are coming and I found myself at 8:30 last night needing to go some baking. I didn’t feel like making cookie dough and cutting shapes so I remembered seeing brownie Christmas trees on Pinterest.

I have an easy brownie recipe which I get many compliments for.

2 tubs of 140g apple purée
1/3 cup cocoa
3/4 cup self-raising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
all dry sifted on top
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Mix until just combined
Usually I add chocolate chips at this point but instead I had a mini tube of green and red m&m’s and poured them in.
Pour into lined tin and bake 25-30 mins in 175• C oven.
Cool in tin (put slice of bread on top to stop it cracking) 10 minutes, turn out to further cool down on wire rack.

So at this point I went to bed, well covered brownies first)

Next morning I cut brownies into 4 rectangles.

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Then I cut triangles out of the rectangles. I had a few wonky off cuts at the end.

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Open up the packet of mini candy canes (don’t we all have them lying around the house at home?)
Break off the hook part and insert straight part into triangle to make tree trunk.

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I had tubes of writing gel and I decorated some and the kids decorated them with zig zags of tinsel and a yellow blob at the top for the star and then a dusting of icing sugar.

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And serve!

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  • 1. MJ  |  December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Amazing!!!

    Reply

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