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Christmas tree brownies

Christmas tree brownies Photo: Kristy Komadina

Simple brownies make the perfect blank canvas for budding young artists. There is nothing fussy or complicated about this recipe, just simple chocolatey brownies given a personal Christmassy touch by your own children.

Ingredients

  • 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 100g plain flour
  • decorating pens, silver balls, sprinkles etc to decorate

Method

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C (or 160 degrees C fan forced). Line a slice tin with baking paper.

In a medium heatproof pan over simmering water, melt the butter and the chocolate together until a little chocolate remains unmelted. Take off the heat and stir with a rubber spatula to finish off the melting.

Whisk in the sugar then the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla, sea salt and plain flour and fold in to combine. (Optional: you can stir in nuts, dark or white chocolate chips at this stage as well).

Pour the mixture into the prepared slice tin and bake for 25 - 30 minutes.

Let the brownie cool in the tin before lifting out and cutting into triangle shapes. I found the easiest way to achieve this was to slice in half lengthways, then cut triangles from the two halves.

Decorate to resemble Christmas trees using icing pens and sprinkles.

Kristy is a mother of three who loves feeding her family wholesome, nutritious and above all delicious food. She has her own food blog called The Life She Made where she posts family style recipes and talks about life as a stay at home mother.

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