Vegan christmas tree brownies

Fudgy, chocolatey brownies have got to be the best treat, right?! Today we have made these cute - and festive - christmas tree vegan brownies, and we want you to bake along with us!

You'll need 
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup vegan buttermilk (made with lemon juice and soy until curdled)
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 113g vegan chocolate (melted)
  • 1 cup mixed vegan chocolate chips and chunks!

For the icing

  • 300g icing sugar
  • 150g vegan butter
  • green food dye
  • Vegan sprinkles

How to make it;
  • Start by pre-heatig your oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Now, sift your cocoa powder and flour into a bowl and add in the sugars, baking powder, salt and coffee. Mix it all together!
  • Next, make your vegan buttermilk. Do this by adding about 1 tbsp of lemon juice to a jug and then add enough soy milk to fill to the 240ml line. Set this aside and allow it to curdle.
  • Add your buttermilk to your dry mix now and combine.
  • Then, pour in your melted coconut oil and vanilla and stir it all together to make a nice thick batter!
  • You can add in your melted chocolate now and fold it in gently.
  • Follow by adding the chips and chunks - your batter should be very thick!
  • Now, tip your batter into yout baking tin and even it all out - you can sprinkle on someextra chips and chunks if you wish!
  • Pop your brownies into the oven now and allow them to cook for 40 minutes (35 if you like them extra gooey!)
  • Once cooked, allow them to cool, but while they are still slightly warm, cut them into triangles. Now allow them to cool completely.
  • Now, mix your vegan butter with powdered sugar and add in a couple of drops of green food dye.
  • Pop all of that into a piping bag and cut off the tip!
  • Then begin icing your triangles. Start at the top and work downward in a snake like fashion.
  • To finish we added some cute sprinkles onto each tree!

 They're ready - and oh so yummy! Take them to a festive get together, or enjoy while watching your favourite Christmas movie!