Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year. The lights, the music, the joyous atmosphere. What’s not to love? One of my favorite things about Christmas is the food. I love all of the holiday treats, from gingerbread cookies to eggnog. But my absolute favorite Christmas treat is frosted Christmas brownies. There’s something about the combination of chocolate and mint that just screams Christmas. And these brownies are the perfect mix of rich, chocolatey goodness and refreshing mint flavor. They’re also super easy to make, which is always a bonus. So if you’re looking for a delicious holiday treat that will impress your friends and family, look no further than these frosted Christmas brownies.
3/4 Cups Melted butter
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
3 Lg. Eggs
3/4 Cups Flour
1/2 Cups Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/4 Teaspoons Salt
1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 dozen Red M&MS Candies
Tube of Green Gel Frosting (for piping)
3 Tbsp Softened butter
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
2-4 Tablespoons Milk
1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Pre=heat oven to 350F. Line a 12″ pizza pan with foil. In a bowl, stir together butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Add in eggs. Beat mixture well with spoon.
Combine flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt in separate bowl. Add to egg mixture a little at a time, until thoroughly blended. Spread the batter in pan evenly. Bake for 20-22 minutes, til the middle springs back when touched. Cool brownies in the pan on a wire rack. Slice in pan. Spread frosting over top. Draw holly leaves with the green gel frosting on each piece. Use the red M&M’s as holly berry decorations.
In small bowl, beat butter, slowly adding powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until a frosting consistency.