Christmas is all about treating family and friends, but if you want an alternative to traditional pudding or stodgy fruitcake, try a brownie recipe from our seasonal selection and bake up something extra special. Our fab flavours, such as mulled wine and mince pie, are sure to bring some festive cheer to your table.


Once you've had your fill of brownies, try our other Christmas chocolate recipes, including truffles, puddings and parfaits, then check out our ideas for Christmas baking.

Brownie topping ideas

1. Christmas brownies

Brownies topped with sweets and chocolate and rosemary sprigs

These Christmas brownies don't skimp on luxury. Featuring chocolate truffles, amaretti biscuits and glacé cherries, they're filled with all the best bits of Christmas. Get creative with the decoration by topping with whatever takes your fancy. Next try our Christmas brownie lollipops.

2. Brownie bites with brandy butter glaze

Brownie bites with brandy butter glaze served on a platter

Nothing says Christmas quite like brandy butter. Swap its traditional pairing with Christmas pudding and instead use it to glaze your chocolate brownies for a moreish, grown-up twist. Discover our recipe for brandy butter ice cream.

3. Vegan Christmas pudding brownies

Christmas pudding brownies on plates

Put your free-from Christmas pudding to good use with this fabulously festive vegan brownie recipe. Dust with cinnamon icing sugar on top for an extra final flourish. For more plant-based brownie inspiration this Christmas, try our vegan cherry & almond brownies.

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4. Mince pie brownies

Mince pie brownies on a chopping board cut into squares

Combine two Christmas classics to make a sweet treat to end all others: our mince pie brownies. Mini mince pies in the batter add fruity mincemeat and buttery pastry to every bite. They'll be a hit with your guests, and might even convert mince pie haters. Watch our video tutorial on how to make mince pie brownies for extra cooking tips.

5. Mulled wine brownies

Brownie on a plate with ice cream and a cracked chocolate shell on top

What could possibly make chocolate brownies even better? A glug of red wine and aromatic spices, of course! Dark chocolate and robust red wine pair together excellently in our mulled wine brownies, and are both enhanced by a pinch of cinnamon. Serve as part of our mulled wine brownie surprise, complete with chocolate dome for a big reveal. Watch our video tutorial to learn how to make our next level mulled wine brownies.

6. Chai caramel chocolate brownies

Chai caramel chocolate brownies

Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger lend plenty of festive spirit to this easy brownie recipe. Serve with a warming mug of homemade chai, kick back and relax. Now try our chai bread & butter pudding for more seasonal joy.

7. Red velvet blondies

Red velvet blondie squares

These festive brownies have not one but two twists on the classic – a red velvet blondie base plus a creamy cheesecake swirl. You'll hardly be able to resist their festive charms. Discover our best ever brownie recipes.

8. Hazelnut brownies

Brownies with a ferrero rocher on the top

Want to spoil someone this Christmas? A box of our fudgy hazelnut brownies is enough to get you on to anyone's 'nice' list. Studded with crunchy hazelnuts, these brownies are full of texture – plus a shot of hazelnut liqueur adds a little extra Christmas cheer. Try more recipes with hazelnuts.

9. Chocolate orange brownies

Chocolate orange brownies stacked up on a dish

Using orange zest and orange-flavoured dark chocolate in these chocolate orange brownies ensures you get a strong citrussy flavour. These gooey treats are freezable, so they're great for making in advance. Both kids and adults will love the combination of sharp citrus and sweet chocolate – it's a match made in heaven. Try more recipes with chocolate orange.

10. Chocolate gingerbread brownie bars with fudgy icing

chocolate gingerbread brownie

Spice up standard brownies with a generous helping of ground and crystallised ginger. Our rich chocolate gingerbread brownie bars with fudgy icing are ideal for feeding a crowd. Try serving with our silky smooth coconut hot chocolate, topped with tropical coconut-flavoured rum.

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