Chocolate Brownie Delights

‘Tis the season to indulge in the sweet symphony of holiday flavours.  And, what better way to do this than with a rich and indulgent chocolate fudge brownie?  These rich, gooey squares (or triangles!) of goodness not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also bring a touch of Christmas magic to your festivities.  Our chocolate brownie delights are truly delightful!

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Chocolate Brownie Delights

These chocolate brownie delights have an uncanny ability to evoke nostalgia and warmth.  Their fudgey texture paired with the decadence of chocolate creates a sensory experience that is nothing short of delightful. As you embark on your holiday baking, these brownies will undoubtedly become a staple, bringing joy with every bite.

Chocolate Brownie Delights

Recipe by Colleene Wink
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 85g butter

  • 200g low-fat soft cheese

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 225g granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tsp cocoa powder

  • 100g self-raising flour

  • Fudge Frosting
  • 55 g butter

  • 1 tbsp milk

  • 75g icing sugar

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 180℃(360℉) and grease and line a brownie baking tin with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 180℃(360℉) and grease and line a rectangular baking tin with parchment paper.
  • Beat the eggs and remaining sugar until light and creamy.
  • Heat the butter and 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder, stirring until there are no lumps.
  • Add the cocoa powder and butter mix to the eggs and mix to combine.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder and fold into the mix.
  • Add half of the chocolatey mix to the tin and smooth out.
  • Add the cream cheese mix and then top off with the remaining chocolate mix.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Once ready, allow the brownie to cool in the tin.
  • Fudge Frosting Instructions
  • Fudge Frosting Instructions
  • Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder and add to the pan.
  • Spread the icing onto the brownies and enjoy 🙂

Notes

  • If you are going to make our Christmas tree or Christmas hat brownies omit the fudge frosting.

Christmas Trees and Christmas Hats

Whilst these brownies are perfect all year through, at Christmas time you can customise them to the Christmas theme.  Elevate your Christmas treats by turning an ordinary brownie into festive masterpieces.  Gather the little ones and transform these chocolate wonders into Christmas trees or hats.  It’s an easy and enjoyable activity that adds a personal touch to your Christmas celebrations.  They also make a perfect treat for Santa who I am reliably informed LOVES chocolate brownies!

Christmas Trees

Once you have allowed your brownies to cool in the tin, transforming them into Christmas trees is so easy.  Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Cut the brownies into triangles.
  2. Use green icing to created a tree shape on each brownie.
  3. Decorate with colourful sprinkles as ornaments.
  4. Top it off with a dusting of icing sugar for a snowy effect.

Christmas Hats

If you prefer making a Christmas  hat treat for the big man the transformation is just as easy

  • Cut the brownies into triangles.
  • Add a layer of red for the top part of the Christmas hat.
  • Use a small amount of white icing for the fluffy trim.
  • Place a mini marshmallow on the tip of the brownie for the classic Santa hat look.

Happy Christmas

Whether you choose to enjoy these brownies in their classic form or as whimsical Christmas creations, these treats are sure to become a cherished tradition. 

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