Peppermint Brownie Christmas Trees

Author Carrie Ypma


  • 1 box brownie mix or your favorite 9x9" homemade recipe
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Milk if needed to thin
  • green gel food color
  • red and green sprinkles


  • Mix brownies according to package directions and add in peppermint extract.
  • Bake according to package directions and allow to cool completely.
  • While brownies are cooling beat butter until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add in powdered sugar and mix well. Add milk if needed to reach your desired consistency.
  • Color your frosting with green gel food color and add to a piping bag fitted with a small star tip.
  • Cut cooled brownies into triangles. It works great if you cut the brownies into wide strips then trim those down into triangles.
  • Frost with green frosting in a zig zag pattern to look like garland or Christmas lights.
  • Decorate with sprinkles of your choice.


Allow frosting to crust for several hours or overnight before stacking to store or transport.