Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how delicious can you be? Looking for a super duper easy and quick baking recipe that’s cute enough to gift to family and friends? THIS fudgy choc chunk brownies recipe IS IT. Merry Christmas!
Classic fudgy choc chunk brownies recipe gets festive!
It’s all the epic thing that a brownie is, in Christmas tree and present form! Who can resist that fantastic brownie texture that settles somewhere in the middle of being kind of cake but kind of biscuit? Not me, that’s for sure. Good news folks, this choc chunk brownies recipe is perfect for gifting, just follow the recipe below.
Some tips on baking gifts
Baking something special for friends and family is really the most special and thoughtful gift of them all, in my opinion! It takes time, love and care to produce delicious things, after all – and such gifts are ALWAYS well received! Here are some useful tips I like to use when I’m baking for others:
- Weighing ingredients is much more accurate than using cup measurements and practically guarantees success. So get your scales out and weigh your ingredients!
- Presentation is a BIG part of gifting. The party section at Kmart and The Reject Shop has loads of pretty and cheap loot boxes, fancy pants ribbon and napkin options to choose from at a budget-friendly price point.
- Try and give your edible gifts to their recipients as soon as you can after baking them so they remain fresh (and make them as air-tight as you can by wrapping/sealing in plastic. Alternatively, freeze the brownies and then decorate and package closer to the date.
- Pop a note in your gift with a list of recipe ingredients used on it, just in case of allergies. No one wants to be the cause of an unexpected hospital trip!
- Finally, if your end product isn’t quite what you imagined it to be, please don’t worry. We are our own worst critics and I’m SURE your gift will still be adored and devoured (and it will still be super delicious, even if it does look rustic!).
Ready to get your Christmas bake on? Let’s go!
Fudgy Choc Chunk Brownies Recipe
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Serves: 8 trees and 16 present shapes
- 200g 70% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 400g milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 160g unsalted butter, chopped
- 330g (1½ cups) CSR Brown Sugar
- 4 eggs
- 100g (2⁄3 cup) White Wings Plain Flour, sifted
- 40g Dutch-process cocoa, sifted
- 250g (2 punnets) raspberries
- 100g white chocolate, melted
- Sprinkles, sugar stars, chocolate stars to decorate
- Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced. Grease and line a 22cm round cake pan and a 20cm square cake pan with baking paper and set aside.
- Combine 200g dark chocolate, 200g milk chocolate and the butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. MAKE SURE THE WATER DOESN’T REACH THE BOWL. Stirring until melted and smooth. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Whisk sugar, eggs and a large pinch of salt in an electric mixer on high for 5 mins until fluffy. Add the cooled chocolate mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the flour and cocoa with a spatula.
- Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared cake tins. Scatter raspberries and the rest of milk chocolate chunks. Bake for 25-30 mins and then let the brownies cool completely in the tins.
- Place brownies on a clean work surface. Cut round brownie into 8 wedges (to make trees) and square brownie into 16 portions (to make presents), place on a lined baking tray.
- Drizzle with melted white chocolate, top with white chocolate stars and scatter with sprinkles to decorate. Place in fridge to set. Tie each brownie square with a decorative ribbon to form a present. Divide brownie trees and brownie presents among gift boxes.
What do you think? Will you be making some delicious Christmas trees and present shapes using this fudgy choc chunk brownies recipe – or perhaps a plate for folks to feast upon on Christmas day?