Holiday Tree Brownies

Prep Time: 30 Min.
Total Time:2 Hr. 40 Min.
Servings: 15

Cut up brownies to create a fun holiday treat. Decorating is child’s play.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (1 lb 6.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Supreme original brownie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
  • 2 or 3 drops green food color
  • 2/3 cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
  • Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors red and green candy sprinkles or miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  • Miniature candy canes (2 inch), unwrapped

Nutrition

1 Brownie: Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 1½g, Trans Fat ½g); Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 140mg; Total Carbohydrate 40g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 30g); Protein 1g

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 6%

Exchanges: ½ Starch, 0 Fruit, 2 Other Carbohydrate, 0 Skim Milk, 0 Low-Fat Milk, 0 Milk, 0 Vegetable, 0 Very Lean Meat, 0 Lean Meat, 0 High-Fat Meat, 1½ Fat

Carbohydrate Choice:

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 9-inch square pan with foil so foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan. Grease bottom only of foil with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. Make brownie mix as directed on box for 9-inch square pan. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Remove from pan by lifting foil; peel foil away. To cut brownie into triangles, cut into 3 rows. Cut each row into 5 triangles (See diagram below in Expert Tips). Save smaller pieces for snacking.
  3. Stir food color into frosting. Spoon frosting into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; partially seal bag. Cut off tiny bottom corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting over brownies. Sprinkle with decors.
  4. Break off curved end of candy cane; insert straight piece into bottoms of triangles to make tree trunks.