Last year, we created these adorable festive Christmas Tree Brownies, and well…the video recipe for them went viral overnight! By using simple ingredients like chocolate, sprinkles, pretzels and some store-bought brownies, we created a treat that was simple, easy and done in under 15 minutes. No wonder it was so popular.
So how do you top that? Well, we’re not going to. In fact, we’re just going to bring you another, perhaps classier, version of it!
Ditching the green for white and the rainbow for gold, we created them this time in a more elegant fashion, with a recipe that screams “White Christmas” and a winter wonderland, all in one. We served them up on a simple cake and garnished with rosemary and crushed pecans. The outcome was stunning. So stunning in fact, we had to convince people that it was ok to cut into and enjoy!
Whether you’re topping a cake, cupcakes, or brownies, these little chocolate trees are the impressive treat you can make in minutes, without any real baking skill required, in fact…you don’t have to bake at all. These are an easy “cheat” to making a store bought dessert very impressive.
For this recipe, we aren’t including the cake itself, because the recipe is simply only for the toppers. Like mentioned, you can put them on anything you choose. If you’re looking to simulate this cake, bake 3 layers of basic vanilla cake, and frost “naked” style (showing the cake through on the sides a bit) with a basic vanilla buttercream frosting. Or, you can be like us, and pick one up from your favorite bakery.