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Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Tree Brownies

Here is a great way to turn a traditional dessert into a festive decadent Christmas tree. The holiday season is a great time to spend with friends and family making memories. I love this recipe because you can make memories with your loved one by making these Christmas Tree Brownies and decorate them together, while listening to classic Christmas music, or watching a classing Christmas movie. 


Recipe
1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
3/4 or 1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
6 Tbsp water
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder

Frosting:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
dash of vanilla extract
2-3 tsp soy milk (or other milk alternative you're wanting to use)
1-2 drops of food coloring if desired

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Line a round 8 inch pan with parchment paper, or grease it. In a large bowl stir together the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. In a separate tiny bowl, mix together the ground flaxseed and water, then add it to the large bowl. Beat in the cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Frosting: Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, soy milk, and food coloring, and stir until smooth. 

Once the brownies are completely cooled off, cut them like a pizza, into 8 equal sizes. Drizzle the frosting over them like garland on a tree. You can add any decorations to the trees that you want. I used Red Hots and colored sprinkles as well. For the stem of the tree you can use candy canes.

Eat and enjoy the holiday season and the time you get to enjoy with friends and family.