Christmas Brownies

This is the time of year that I sometimes meet myself coming and going. Because of all that I need to get done, I look for ways to keep things as simple as possible. One example of keeping things simple is these Christmas brownies.

With just a little extra effort a plain brownie can be made fancy enough for a holiday tray.

Use your favorite basic brownie recipe, or simplify like I did and use a brownie mix. I baked two 9 x 13-inch pans of brownies, then cut them into 2 x 3-inch pieces.

I used green Wilton candy melts, mini M & M's in red and green, and regular M & M's in yellow. I used a squeeze bottle to apply the candy melts.

On each brownie I applied a line shape to resemble a Christmas tree.

For each brownie, I used 3 red and 3 green mini M & M's on the tree and one yellow M & M on the top of the tree. 

The candy melts dry quickly and hold the M & M's in place, so these brownies are also suitable for packaging.


  1. Anita,
    These are so adorable! I love them packaged up too. What a creative idea!
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Your Christmas tree brownies are adorable and look delish! What a special treat to receive something in a cute bag like that made with love!!

  3. I love these. Simple but fun. Perfect!

  4. Great idea to spruce up the brownies Anita! I love the way they look all packaged up too.

  5. Anita,
    The decorating on these simple brownies really do make them look festive and exceptional. I love it.

  6. Which brownie recipe did you use? These look so good!

    1. I made these brownies with a Betty Crocker brownie mix to save time, and they were yummy!

  7. What cute brownies, Anita! It's such a simple design and just looks spectacular! Anyone would love to receive these as a gift.

  8. What a darling idea!! Terrific for something special.

  9. Your brownies are adorable! I'm sure they were a big hit:@)

  10. I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  11. Anita, these are great Christmas Brownies,they look so festive and delicious. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Oh my, they look so lovely!
    I would love to have you share this and/or any other recipe of yours at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with a special something! Here is the link: http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/12/wednesday-extravaganza-8-funko-pop-holiday-figures-giveaway.html

    Can't wait to see you there!