Is there anything better than baking for the holidays? These Christmas Tree Brownie treats are super kid friendly and fun to make with kids.
These festive holiday brownie trees are the perfect treat for the holidays and it’s a great recipe to make with your kids, too!
Just when you thought brownies couldn’t get any better, we’re taking them up a festive notch this holiday season! Introducing Christmas Brownies on a Stick—a delectable dessert that combines the chocolaty goodness of brownies with the fun flair of cake pops. Add a dash of vanilla, a swirl of colorful icing, and voila! You’ve got yourself a treat that’s as eye-catching as it is mouthwatering.
Q: Can I use homemade brownie mix instead of store-bought? A: Absolutely! In fact, using a homemade mix can add an extra layer of richness.
Q: What type of food coloring works best for the icing? A: Gel food coloring is the most vibrant, but liquid food coloring works in a pinch.
Q: Do I have to use Popsicle sticks? A: No, you can use cake pop sticks or even skip them for traditional brownie squares.
Tips and Tricks
- For extra smooth icing, make sure to sift your powdered sugar if making homemade frosting.
- If you’re having trouble inserting the Popsicle sticks, chill the brownies briefly to firm them up.
The best part about these treats (besides their cuteness and deliciousness) is that they can be made ahead of time or even frozen between layers of parchment paper in an air-tight container. I can almost guarantee that you will finish them all though!
- Swap the vanilla extract for peppermint for a holiday twist.
- Use different food colorings to match specific holiday themes.
Where to Serve
These brownies are the perfect portable dessert for holiday parties, gift baskets, or even as a cute centerpiece on your holiday table.
Store these brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a month.
Common Problems and How to Avoid Them
Problem: The icing is too runny. Solution: Add more powdered sugar to thicken it up.
Problem: Brownies falling apart when inserting the stick. Solution: Make sure your brownies are fully cooled and slightly chilled before inserting the sticks.
These brownie trees are small in size but can be made in advance and stored for several weeks, so you could even make them around Thanksgiving to have later.
I love to bake all season long, even on the weekdays. Something about the holiday season turns me into a baking maniac! I love the challenge of whipping up my favorite recipes in mini form, too.
Instead of buying Christmas cookies, I decided to make some with my toddler – something we could enjoy together. She’s been really curious about what I do in the kitchen lately so she was happy she could get her hands on this one. A few of her friends came over and we all made trees together.
It was so much fun! And it doesn’t have to be just for the little ones. Make them with your friends during a holiday party, or as a surprise for your family during brunch after opening presents on Christmas morning. Whatever the case may be, I hope you enjoy this amazing recipe and make it for years to come!
Tips for Making this Recipe with Kids
- Kids will love adding the food coloring to the icing. Just prepare for some colorful fingers!
- Let them be creative with the sprinkles. More is more in this case.
- Crushed peppermint candies for a festive touch
- Mini chocolate chips for double the chocolate
- Shredded coconut for a winter wonderland vibe
Why This Recipe Works
The familiar comfort of brownies meets the playful spirit of the holidays. The Popsicle sticks make them easy to eat (and even easier to serve), while the colorful frosting and sprinkles bring a dose of holiday cheer. Plus, this recipe is so versatile and simple, it’s a great one to involve the kids in the kitchen.
So why settle for plain old brownies when you can turn them into a holiday showstopper? Get those aprons on, gather your little elves, and start creating some edible Christmas magic!
When it comes to holiday treats, this one is super fun to make with the kids. It’s a sweet treat that is great for holiday parties, or even holiday movies!
What are some more fun Christmas treats to try?
- Glazed Gingerbread Christmas Cookies
- Christmas Candy Dipped Butter Cookies From Scratch
- Easy Christmas Crack Recipe
- Easy Crockpot Christmas Candy Peanut Clusters
- Easy Eggnog Bundt Cake
These amazing brownies are so good and easy to make for the holidays!
- 1 box brownie mix or link to homemade brownie mix
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tub store bought vanilla icing or link to homemade frosting Green Food colorings
- Popsicle sticks
- Line an 8*8 pan with parchment paper (for easy lifting later) Spray with non stick spray
- Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions
- Add in vanilla and sprinkles and give it a good mix.
- Bake as directed
- Allow brownies to cool for 30-45 mins then refrigerate for 45-60 mins
- Remove the brownies from the pan by lifting the parchment paper
- Cut the brownies into triangles and fit with a popsicle stick
- Dye frosting green and add to piping or ziplock bag
- Snip off the tip
- Pipe zigzag green or white stripes
- Immediately top with sprinkles
Alternatives to popsicle sticks are cake pop or candy sticks or small peppermint candy canes Keep fresh sealed in an airtight container
Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 26mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 0g
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