Celebrate the season with a crowd-friendly recipe for Christmas Brownies drizzled with chocolate and studded with sprinkles.

A view of Christmas Brownies drizzled with chocolate and topped with sprinkles

We have been down this Christmas tree-shaped foods road before, not once, not twice, but three previous times. But why stop there?

One of the all-time most popular desserts is getting a festive upgrade in the form of rich and fudgy Christmas Brownies.

Melted butter and semisweet chocolate in a saucepan

The setup on this one couldn’t be more simple: Homemade brownie batter is baked, cooled and then sliced into a seasonal spin on a dessert favorite.

But we can’t stop there! 

Melted chocolate, white sugar and brown sugar in a glass bowl

Once the brownies are cooled, they’re then cut into wedges to resemble trees. A drizzle of chocolate and a shower of sprinkles are the ultimate final touches on these edible trees.

A baked tray of brownies sliced into wedges

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that does double duty as dessert and tabletop décor then it’s Christmas Brownies for all!

A view of Christmas Brownies drizzled with chocolate

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Christmas Brownies

Add a festive twist to a dessert classic with a dressed up recipe for rich and chocolatey Christmas Brownies.
5 from 1 vote
A top-down shot of Christmas tree-shaped brownies on a white surface
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Servings 22 brownies

Ingredients 

For the brownies:

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For decorating:

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles

Instructions 

Make the brownies:

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil. Grease the foil with cooking spray.
  • Add the semisweet chocolate and butter to a medium saucepan set over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted. Stir in the vanilla extract then add the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add the white sugar and brown sugar and beat for 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition. Beat in the sour cream. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and beat just until combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips then transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan, spreading it into an even layer.
  • Bake the brownies until they are cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes. 
  • Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool completely in the pan.
  • Once the brownies have cooled completely, place a cutting board on top of them then invert the baking pan. (Alternately, you can cut the brownies directly in the pan.)
  • Slice the brownies in half lengthwise to form two long rectangles. Slice each rectangle into wedges to form “trees.” 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer the brownies to the baking sheet.

Decorate the brownies:

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl on 30-second increments, stirring between each increment until smooth.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate on the brownies, then immediately top them with sprinkles. (Alternately, transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag, snip off the tip and pipe the chocolate atop the brownies.) Serve immediately or store, covered, at room temperature.
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Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 71mg, Sodium: 80mg, Potassium: 212mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 364IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 46mg, Iron: 2mg

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  1. What a neat, cute way to dress up the brownie for Christmas. :)
    Going to make these tomorrow !
    Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and family .
    Elizabeth

  2. Very clever! Love that they are festive but not overly complicated for those of us who don’t want to spend too much time fussing over frosting!

  3. Your christmas tree cupcakes are adorable and I love how easy these christmas brownies are to throw together. You can never have too many holiday themed goodies. Can we expect a 5th before christmas?