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Christmas Tree Brownies

Christmas Tree Brownies

Oh brownie tree, oh brownie tree, how tasty are your branches!



Vanilla Butter Frosting


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease bottom only of round pan, 9 x 1 1/2 inches, with shortening.
  2. Make brownie mix as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean.
  4. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. In medium bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract with spoon until smooth.
  6. Stir in milk until spreadable.
  7. Stir in food color.
  8. Spread frosting evenly over brownies.
  9. To serve, cut into 8 wedges. Decorate wedges with candies to look like Christmas tree lights.
  10. Center pretzel nugget on bottom edge of each brownie wedge for tree trunk.

Yield: 8 servings

Variation: Bake brownies as directed on package in square or rectangular pan. Make frosting, adding 1 teaspoon mint extract. Cut brownies into squares, and decorate with foil-wrapped rectangular chocolate mints, unwrapped and chopped.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 700 (Calories from Fat 280); Total Fat 31g (Saturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 85mg; Sodium 300mg; Total Carbohydrate 102g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars ncg); Protein 4g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 12%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.


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