Mini brownies + green icing + M&M = Christmas Tree Brownie Bites
How cute are these little brownie Christmas trees?!?
I have a slight obsession with my Pampered Chef mini muffin pans. Over the years, some of my favorite recipes have been made in these pans. One of the most popular being the snickerdoodle bites. My personal favorite are the s’mores brownie bites. I also use this pan for mini muffins for my littles. If you need to add a mini muffin pan to your kitchen, here’s one with great reviews. *affiliate link*
Over the weekend, I had a group of kiddos for a holiday baking class. When planning these classes, I’ve been trying to have one things for the kids to make that is “no bake” for them to do while other items are in the oven. I thought they’d have fun making these and they were something that would be easy to prep ahead of time.
What you need: one box of brownie mix, one tub of icing, M&M’s, green food coloring, sprinkles
Here is how to make them:
- Prepare boxed brownie mix according to directions on the box.
- Using a mini muffin pan, bake the brownie bites until a toothpick comes out clean. Spraying the pan generously before baking will make a big difference when getting the brownies out.
- Use a small cookie scoop when putting the mix into the muffin pan.
- Once brownies are done, use a small object to put the center of the brownies down a bit. Do this when they come out of the oven, before you move them to a cooling rack. *You can see what I used to press them down in the picture below*
- Once all centers are pushed down a bit, move them to a cooling rack.
- Make green icing. I mixed white icing with food coloring.
- Put icing into a pipping or icing bag. Or a ziplock bag if you don’t have those.
- Pipe icing in the center of the brownie, bringing it up in a swirl motion to create a Christmas tree.
- Top the tree with an M&M and add sprinkles if you’d like.
When we made these, I tried the large muffin pan (pic below) and the mini muffin pan. The mini trees turned out much better because the icing didn’t fall or sink into the pan. I also think the bite sized ones are much more fun to eat! If needed or it’s humid outside, place them in the fridge to cool once finished.