Festive Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees

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You won’t believe how easy these Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees are to make! Simply bake them in a 9×13 pan and cut into triangles. Inspired by Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies, these colorful Brownie Christmas Trees will remind you of your childhood.

Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees

Ho, ho, ho, fellow holiday bakers! It’s that time of the year when our kitchens are filled with the sweet aroma of festive treats and our hearts are brimming with the joy of the season. What better way to celebrate than by whipping up a batch of Christmas magic with a nostalgic twist?

Today, I’m bringing the holiday cheer in a big way with my Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees recipe, inspired by the iconic Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies. If you’re like me, you’ve got warm memories of enjoying those chewy, fudgy brownies adorned with colorful cosmic sprinkles. Well, we’re taking that cherished childhood delight and giving it a holiday makeover that’ll have your taste buds dancing like sugarplums!

These Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees are a delightful fusion of nostalgia and festive spirit. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just getting started, this recipe will make your Christmas baking a cosmic adventure that’s out of this world.

So, let’s dust off the aprons, roll up our sleeves, and infuse the magic of the season into our kitchens. Join me on this journey to create a holiday treat that will not only taste amazing but also bring a big dose of Christmas joy to your home. Let’s get started on making Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees that will light up your holiday season!

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • START WITH A MIX – You know what you like when it comes to brownies, so start out with your favorite box mix.
  • COLORFUL ICONIC SPRINKLES – The rainbow chip sprinkles are instantly recognizable and pop against the green frosting.  
  • PARTY PLATTER WORTHY – These Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees are so pretty and the perfect dessert to bring to a Christmas party. They have an impressive look!

Ingredients for Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees

  • box brownie mix (plus ingredients for preparing)
  • heavy whipping cream
  • white chocolate chips
  • green food coloring
  • Rainbow Candy Coated Chips (Cosmic Brownies Sprinkles)

Where can you buy the sprinkles?

Rainbow Candy Coated Chips

Your grocery store may carry these sprinkles. Check the baking aisle for the iconic rainbow chip sprinkles. If not, you can buy them in bulk from Amazon.

I like to buy these in bulk to use as an ice cream topping or sprinkles on other cookies. They also make great decorations as “Christmas lights” on any Christmas dessert!

Another Recipe for Your Cosmic Brownie Sprinkles

use your rainbow candy coated chips!

Cosmic Brownie Cookies

Here’s another recipe inspired by Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies. Use these same sprinkles to make these delicious fudgy cookies.


Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees on a platter

How to Make Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees

Make the Brownies

Preheat your oven to the recommended baking temperature on the brownie mix. (My favorite brand is Ghirardelli!)
Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Be sure to leave the sides long enough to easily lift the brownies out of the pan when done.
Spread the brownie batter evenly in the baking pan and bake according to package directions.
When done, allow to completely cool in the pan before applying the white chocolate topping.

Make the White Chocolate Frosting

Pour the heavy cream into a medium-sized microwaveable bowl. Heat on high for 60 seconds or until hot.
Add the white chocolate chips into the heated heavy cream and stir until melted. You may need to heat an additional 30 seconds.
Add the food coloring a few drops at a time. Mix until the green color is uniform throughout the mixture. Continue to add food coloring until your desired color is reached.

Chill then Decorate

When the brownies have cooled, pour the melted chocolate topping over the brownies. Spread the frosting evenly and all the way to the edges.
Sprinkle the Rainbow Candy Coated Chips all over the top of the melted chocolate.
Refrigerate the whole pan for about an hour or until the melted chocolate becomes solid.

How To Cut the Triangles

cut the brownies horizontally into thirds

When the chocolate topping has completely set, remove the brownies from the pan by lifting with the parchment paper.
Use a sharp knife to make 2 horizontal cuts across the brownies. Cut them into equal thirds as shown.

cut each strip into triangles

Cut each horizontal strip into triangles to resemble Christmas Tree shapes. There will be a little waste on each side (this if for you or your baking assistants to snack on). You should be able to get 8 trees from each strip for a total of 24 Christmas Trees. The base of each tree is approximately 1.5-inches.

Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees on a white platter

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don’t have the Rainbow Candy Coated Chips, you can top these Christmas Tree Brownies with multi-colored sprinkles or mini M&Ms.
  • Be careful not to overbake your brownie mix if you prefer fudgy, chewy brownies.
  • To ensure you get a clean cut, cook the brownies in the refrigerator until the chocolate topping is completely set. This will take at least an hour. Don’t rush it!
  • Add the Rainbow Candy Coated Chips before the topping sets to make sure they stick to the brownies.
Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees stacked on a white platter

How to Store Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees

Keep in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 7 days. However, I seriously doubt they will last that long!

I can’t wait for you to take that first bite, experiencing the fudgy nostalgia and festive charm in every mouthful. As you decorate your Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees with twinkling lights and colorful ornaments, remember that it’s the moments shared in the kitchen and around the table with loved ones that make this season truly special.

Wishing you a merry and cosmic holiday season, filled with love, laughter, and lots of delicious treats. May your holidays be as sweet as these Christmas trees, and may your heart be as warm as the memories you create. Happy baking, happy holidays, and here’s to spreading cheer, one brownie tree at a time!

Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees stacked on a white platter

Cosmic Brownies Christmas Trees

Melisha Kreppein
Inspired by Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownies, these colorful Brownie Christmas Trees will remind you of your childhood.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 brownies
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box brownie mix your favorite kind
  • cup heavy whipping cream you may need an additional 2 tablespoons
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • green food coloring gel is preferred
  • Rainbow Candy Coated Chips Cosmic Brownie Sprinkles

Instructions
 

Make the Brownies

  • Preheat your oven to the recommended baking temperature on the brownie mix. (My favorite brand is Ghirardelli!)
  • Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Be sure to leave the sides long enough to easily lift the brownies out of the pan when done.
  • Spread the brownie batter evenly in the baking pan and bake according to package directions.
  • When done, allow to completely cool in the pan before applying the white chocolate topping.

Make the White Chocolate Frosting

  • Pour the heavy cream into a medium-sized microwaveable bowl. Heat on high for 60 seconds or until hot.
  • Add the white chocolate chips into the heated heavy cream and stir until melted. You may need to heat an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the food coloring a few drops at a time. Mix until the green color is uniform throughout the mixture. Continue to add food coloring until your desired color is reached.

Chill then Decorate

  • When the brownies have cooled, pour the melted chocolate topping over the brownies. Spread the frosting evenly and all the way to the edges.
  • Sprinkle the Rainbow Candy Coated Chips all over the top of the melted chocolate.
  • Refrigerate the whole pan for about an hour or until the melted chocolate becomes solid.
  • When the chocolate topping has completely set, remove the brownies from the pan by lifting with the parchment paper.
  • Use a sharp knife to make 2 horizontal cuts across the brownies. Cut them into strips of equal thirds.
  • Cut each horizontal strip into triangles to resemble Christmas Trees. There will be a little waste on each side (this if for you or your baking assistants to snack on). You should be able to get 8 trees from each strip for a total of 24 Christmas Trees. The base of each tree is approximately 1.5-inches.

Notes

Note: Nutritional information will vary depending on the brownie mix you choose. 

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don’t have the Rainbow Candy Coated Chips, you can top these Christmas Tree Brownies with multi-colored sprinkles or mini M&Ms.
  • Be careful not to overbake your brownie mix if you prefer fudgy, chewy brownies.
  • To ensure you get a clean cut, cook the brownies in the refrigerator until the chocolate topping is completely set. This will take at least an hour. Don’t rush it!
  • Add the Rainbow Candy Coated Chips before the topping sets to make sure they stick to the brownies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1treeCalories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 29.2gProtein: 1.7gFat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 23.1gCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brownies, christmas dessert
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