I wanted to make some Christmas brownies to get with the holiday vibe and also to enter in my upcoming Time Lord Chefs Doctor Who Christmas Challenge.
However, as you may know, I am not the world’s most skilled decorator. Cakes tremble in fear when I approach with a bowl of frosting.
Therefore, I needed to come up with something pretty that wouldn’t tax my limited skills. I figured that there might be one or two of you out there who like pretty Christmas brownies, but are also not whizzes at decorating. So I came up with this Christmas brownies recipe. Consider them (quite literally) a Christmas present with a fancy bow, just for you.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Christmas Brownies Recipe | A Present with a Fancy Bow
- Brownies cut into squares
- White frosting
- Green food coloring
- Starlight mint candies
- Red fruit rollups AKA "fruit by the foot"
Place the frosting in a bowl. Add a few drops of green food coloring and stir in. Add more food coloring for a deeper color.
Place the brownie on a serving plate (these are not easy to pick up and move after decorating). Spread a thick layer of frosting on top of the brownie square, all the way to the edges.
Unwrap a mint candy and place a marble sized dab of frosting on a flat side. Press the candy onto the side of the brownie. If there's a gap between the candy and the frosting on the top of the brownie, pull the candy off and add a bit more frosting before pressing back in place.
Continue pressing the mint candies all the way around the brownie.
To make the bow, fold over a piece of fruit roll up to make a loop that is just a bit smaller than the top of the brownie. Cut it and pinch the middle, then place on the brownie. Repeat this process to make an identical loop and place it perpendicular to the first loop.
Next, make two identical loops that are slightly smaller. Place each one perpendicular to the one before it on the brownie.
Finally, make a smaller circle out of fruit rollup, pinch the loop closed like a ring, then place it on the top of the other loops.