Emily Dexter

Winning Recipe: Christmas Tree Brownies

This recipe was submitted by juniors Claire Van Meter and Gretchen Fehn, who said they have a best friend baking tradition of baking a different recipe each year. They decided to bake these brownie treats this year because they wanted to make a dessert that didn’t take a lot of time, but still looked and tasted good.


  • 2 cups Semi-Sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (or one stick) non-salted butter, cubed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease 13 x 9 in. baking pan

2. Melt one cup chocolate chips and butter in saucepan  over low heat and stir until smooth

3. Remove from heat, stir in eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla and baking soda

4. Add in remaining chocolate chips to mixture

5. Spread into baking pan and bake for 18-22 minutes

6. Cool on wire rack and cut into triangles

7. Decorate with icing, Red Hots, sprinkles and candy canes and enjoy!


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