Need an easy holiday treat that puts the “glad” into glad tidings? These decorative chocolate brownie Christmas trees make the holidays brighter. Share your joy by wrapping in plastic, tying with a pretty ribbon and handing out to friends and coworkers.
Prepare Fudgey Special Dark Brownies; cool completely in pan. Tint frosting to desired shade of green; place in pastry bag with piping tip. Cover tip to prevent drying; set aside. Line tray or cookie sheet with wax paper.
Lift brownie from pan using foil as handles. Place on cutting board; peel back foil. Trim brownie edges; cut brownie lengthwise into 3 strips approximately 2-1/2 inches wide. Cut each strip into triangles (see diagram) or to get exactly 30 triangles follow directions below.
Directions given for 30 trees. Different sizes of triangles can be cut, but number of trees will be different.
Place reserved 1 tablespoon chocolate chips from brownie into small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 15 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at Medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred. Dip tip of pretzel into melted chocolate; push into bottom of triangle brownie being careful not to push through top of brownie. Place on prepared tray.
Pipe frosting onto each triangle in tree-like pattern. Immediately add sprinkles or other toppings to decorate. Top with yellow candy star. Allow frosting and toppings to set. Store finished trees in one flat layer in cool, dry place.
Fudgey Special Dark Brownies:
Directions To Cut 30 Triangles:
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