This present Christmas brownies recipe is one of the prettiest and festive treats to take to your next holiday party. We are sharing the amazing recipe to get fudgy brownies that look like itty bitty Christmas presents wrapped up to eat.
Celebrate the season of joy with a delightful treat that’s as festive as it is delicious – Christmas Brownie Recipe that look like little presents. These scrumptious brownies are not only a feast for your taste buds but also a delightful addition to your holiday dessert table. Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or looking for a fun baking project with the family, these Christmas Brownie Presents are sure to bring smiles and sweetness to your celebrations.
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
Indulge in the magic of the holidays with these Christmas Brownie Presents. Firstly, the brownies themselves are rich and fudgy, providing the perfect brownie base for your festive creations. The addition of the colorful melting wafers and creative decorations transforms them into charming presents that are almost too cute to eat. These brownies not only taste amazing but also add a touch of whimsy to your holiday spread.
Secondly, the process of making these Christmas Brownie Presents is a joy in itself. From mixing up the brownie batter to crafting edible ribbon decorations, this recipe provides an opportunity for creativity in the kitchen. It’s a delightful activity for both seasoned bakers and those new to the art of holiday treats. The final result is a batch of brownies that not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also showcase your festive spirit.
Ingredients for the Christmas Brownie Recipe:
You will need a handful of ingredients and supplies to make these chocolate brownies for Christmas time.
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
- vegetable oil
Alternatively you can not use a box mix and use any homemade brownies recipe you prefer. Using the box mix makes this a simple and easy recipe.
- unsalted butter (room temperature)
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
- heavy cream
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- red melting wafers
- green melting wafers
- Confetti sprinkles
- Red food gel (or any other Christmas color like green food coloring)
- Silicone ribbon mold
How to Make Easy Christmas Brownies:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9in x 9in baking dish with parchment paper, leaving excess hanging over the sides for easy lifting.
- In a large bowl, combine the boxed brownie mix ingredients and mix until well combined. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- While the brownies cool, melt the red and green wafers in separate bowls. Pour the melted chocolate into a silicone ribbon mold and refrigerate for 5 minutes. Once set, remove the chocolate ribbons from the mold.
- For the frosting, whisk the room temperature butter in a stand mixer for 2 minutes. Gradually add powdered sugar until fully incorporated. Mix in vanilla, cream, and salt on high for 2 minutes, scraping the sides and mixing for an additional minute.
- Once the brownies are cool, cut them into 9 equal pieces. Flip them over to decorate the flat surface. Apply a base layer of frosting and add red food gel, confetti sprinkles, and chocolate ribbons.
Variations for the Holiday Brownie Recipe:
- Peppermint Brownies Twist: Add a hint of peppermint extract to the frosting for a refreshing twist. Crushed candy canes on top will enhance the festive flavor.
- Nutty Delight: Mix chopped nuts into the brownie batter for a crunchy texture. Pecans or walnuts work well with the rich chocolate base.
- Frosting Colors: These presents can be made in a variety of colors and styles. Use green frosting instead of white. Decorate with sprinkles for a simple Christmas prowining and just add the ribbon molds. The options are endless.
- Bow Variations: If you don’t want to use the mold to create the ribbons, grab a piping bag or ziplock bag and snip off the corner of the bag. Fill the bag with frosting and pipe the ribbon on top of the brownies.
- Cream Cheese Frosting: If you prefer cream cheese frostings to buttercreams, you can substitute your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe or a prepared can of frosting cna work in a pinch.
Present Christmas Brownies Recipe
- 1 box Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter Room temperature, one stick
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup red melting wafers
- 1/4 cup green melting wafers
- Confetti sprinkles
- Red food gel
- Silicone ribbon mold
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line 9in x 9in baking dish with parchment paper. Make sure there is excess parchment paper hanging over the sides so you can easily lift the brownies out.
- In a large bowl combine brownie ingredients and mix to combine.
- Spread mixture into pan and bake for 32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Transfer brownies to a rack and allow to cool (approximately 30 min).
- Meanwhile, place each color melting wafers in their own microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments until chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Place chocolate in silicone ribbon molds. Put in the refrigerator to cool for 5 minutes. After chocolate has set, remove from the mold.
- To make the frosting, add the butter to a large stand mixing bowl with whisk attachment. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Turning the speed to low, slowly add the powdered sugar until it’s fully incorporated.
- Add vanilla, cream and salt and mix on high for 2 minutes.
- Pause to scrape the sides of the bowl and mix for 1 additional minute on high speed. Transfer frosting to smaller bowl.
- After the brownies have cooled, cut them into 9 equal pieces. You will turn the brownies over to decorate the flat surface.
- Apply a base layer of frosting, decorate with red food gel, confetti sprinkles and chocolate ribbon.
Can the Recipe be Stored or Made Ahead?
Absolutely! This sweet treat can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to prepare them ahead, you can bake the entire pan of brownies and make the frosting in advance. Assemble and decorate them closer to serving time for the freshest presentation.
Common Questions about Christmas Brownie Presents:
- Can I use a different type of brownie mix? Certainly! Feel free to experiment with different brownie mixes or even try a homemade brownie recipe if you prefer.
- Is the silicone ribbon mold necessary for the recipe? While the silicone ribbon mold adds a decorative touch, you can get creative with other shapes or skip this step altogether for a simpler presentation.
- Can I freeze the brownies for later use? Yes, you can freeze the brownies without the decorations. Thaw them at room temperature and add the frosting and decorations before serving.
- Can I use a different size pan? Yes, you can. Follow the directions for baking on the back of the brownie box according to pan size for the best results.
Ideas for Where to Serve:
The options are endless for where and who to serve these delightful Christmas brownies. Here are some ideas to get you excited:
- Family Christmas Parties
- Christmas Movie Night
- Girls Night Out
- Church Gatherings
- Neighbor Gifts
- Bring to your Co-workers at the office
- Enjoy after Christmas Caroling
Celebrate the magic of the Christmas time of the year with these delightful and creative Christmas Brownie Recipe. Share the sweetness with your loved ones, and enjoy this holiday season. May your holidays be filled with joy, laughter, and delightful desserts! Be sure to make this recipe for the perfect addition to all your favorite Christmas parties this year.
More Christmas Ideas to Try while eating this Christmas Brownies Recipe:
- Christmas Movies to Watch
- Inspiring Christmas Tree Decor ideas
- Scented Gingerbread Ornaments
- Christmas Printable Stories and Gift Ideas
- Name That Carol Game
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