Grease and line a 20cm (8 inch) tray. Pour the batter into the tin and smooth over the top.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Once cooked leave in the tin to cool for 20 minutes.
Cut into triangles and decorate like Christmas trees. Use icing for tinsel, chocolate sticks for the trunk and sugar balls and stars for decorations.
5 Matchmaker chocolate sticks, Sugar decorations
It is best to use eggs at room temperature for these brownies. Adding cold eggs to the batter can sometimes make the softened butter and chocolate hard again, and this can sometimes affect the texture of the finished brownies.
We make our brownies in an 8x10 inch pan. This results in the perfect pan of brownies to cut in to tree shapes. If you use a different size pan, then you might end up with thicker or thinner brownies.
Allow the brownies to cool fully before attempting to cut them.
You will have some scraps leftover from cutting the brownies. We like to crumble them on to vanilla ice cream.
You can make your Christmas trees as big or as small as you like, however we like little mini ones, so they are almost bite sized.
The nutritional information for this recipe is for the brownies only. Decorations will add calories and will depend on what you use.
If you wanted to make a really simple version of these, that weren't tree shapes, then leave them in the tray and decorate them with icing and sprinkles. They would still have all the festive flavours, without any effort of shaping them.