• Serves: 12
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy

These super cute Christmas brownie ‘trees’ are so easy to throw together and taste absolutely incredible! Cut the brownies into triangles and drizzle with chocolate sauce then add festive sprinkles. Serve on their own or with some vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert.


here's what you'll need...

  • 300g sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 200g dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 150g mincemeat
  • 130g flour
  • 55g cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 clementine or orange


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set oven temp: 180C/160C fan/Gas mark 4

here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Line a deep a pan with baking paper letting the paper hang over the edges.

    Chop the chocolate into small chunks. Place the chocolate and butter into a small pot and allow them to slowly melt over very low heat. Take off the heat and set aside to cool slightly.


  • 2

    Put the eggs and sugar in large bowl and whisk together until frothy.


  • 3

    Add a little of the melted chocolate into the eggs and gently whisk together. Gradually add all the chocolate, vanilla extract and clementine zest and mix thoroughly.


  • 4

    Sift the flour and cocoa into the chocolate and fold together with a spatula.


  • 5

    Fold in the mincemeat and transfer the batter into the prepared pan.


  • 6

    Bake for 40-45 minutes. The brownies are ready when mostly firm on top with a slight ‘give’. Test after 40 minutes – a skewer inserted in the centre should come out with a few moist crumbs attached but if batter is still too wet bake for a further 5-10 mins.


  • 7

    Pull the brownies out of the tin using the baking paper and allow to cool on a wire rack. Cut into triangle shapes.


  • 8

    Make the sauce: Finely chop the chocolate using a large knife and pressing down with the heel of your hand.

    Heat the cream and golden syrup until bubbles appear at the edge of the saucepan. Take off the heat.Stir in the chopped chocolate until melted and smooth.

    Drizzle over the brownies and then scatter with festive sprinkles.


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By Lucy Parissi on 23.12.15

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