Christmas is tomorrow and if you are scrambling for a delicious, fast, and festive dessert for your christmas party, look no further! These brownies are super easy to make, but with their cute decorations, it looks as if you spent tons of time on your dessert.
Last week, I had a christmas party and I realized the night before that I needed some sort of dessert. I sifted through all of my recipes I have saved and some new ones I wanted to try, but I didn’t have the ingredients, or didn’t have enough time to make most of the recipes I looked at. and then I came back to my trusty brownie recipe. I’ve made it so many time I have it memorized. I could probably make it with my eyes closed! And the great thing is, the brownies are so DELICIOUS.
So I made the brownies and cut them into squares, but they just looked so plain. I knew I couldn’t just serve them so ugly! So I tried to get my creative juices flowing.
My mom gave me the idea of using Red Hot candies and green rolled out fondant to create a little holly topper. But I didn’t want every brownie to have a holly on it; it would just look to repetitive. So I melted some chocolate chips, drizzled it in a cross-hatched pattern, and sprinkled festive christmas colored sprinkles on top. And it turned out super cute!
I’ve posted the brownie recipe before, but it’s so good that it deserves to be posted again. So if you need a super easy and festive dessert for Christmas day, find the recipe for these christmas brownies below!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- For decorations
- 12 Red Hot candies
- Green fondant
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, beat all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) together until mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan that’s lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool for about 15 minutes. Remove from pan, with parchment paper, peel the parchment paper off the sides, and cut into 24 equal squares.
- Roll fondant to desired thickness. Cut 24 diamonds out of the fondant and make two indentations to look like leaf marks.
- "Glue" on the Red Hots and fondant with a drop of melted chocolate to 12 of the brownies.
- Drizzle remaining chocolate in a crosshatch pattern on the other 12 brownies. While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle on the sprinkles.
Hope all of you have a merry Christmas!