Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Yummy, Easy, Festive, Fun!

Here's a wonderful recipe I found while websurfing the other day. Shortcuts abound! And who doesn't need shortcuts in December? And they will be so cute on the cookie trays.

Christmas Tree Brownies

Here is an easy recipe from Betty Crocker for Christmas Tree Brownies:

1. 1 box brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)

2. Water, vegetable oil and eggs (specified on brownie box)

3. 2 or 3 drops green food color

4. 1 cup vanilla frosting (from 1-lb container)

5. Decorating Decors red and green candy sprinkles or miniature candy-

coated chocolate baking bits

6. Miniature candy canes (2 inch), unwrapped

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil so foil extends about 2

inches over short sides of pan. Grease bottom only of foil with cooking

spray or shortening.

2. Make and bake brownie mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using

water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Remove brownie from

pan by lifting foil; peel foil away. To cut brownie into triangles, cut

lengthwise into 3 rows. Cut each row into 7 triangles. 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.