These easy-to-do brownie trees are sure to please kids of all ages.
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1 (19.8- to 21.5-ounce) package plain brownie mix
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
3 to 4 drops green food color
Edible glitter and/or dragees, if desired
28 (1- to 1/2-inch) plain pretzel nuggets
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil 2 inches over short ends. Grease foil.
Prepare brownie mix as directed on package except substitute 1/2 cup melted butter for oil. Spread batter over prepared pan. Bake 30-33 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter, vanilla and enough milk for desired spreading consistency in bowl. Stir in enough food color for desired color.
Invert pan onto cutting surface to remove brownies; carefully remove foil. Frost cooled brownie. Cut long side into four (3-inch) rows. Cut each row into seven triangles. (The base of each brownie tree should be about 1 3/4 inches.) Decorate with glitter and dragees as desired. For each tree attach pretzel, using small amount of frosting, into 1 3/4-inch side to resemble tree trunk.
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This recipe is a lot of fun and delicious. Get creative with decorating and have your children or grandchildren help.