Christmas is all about indulgence, 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, mince pie and espresso martini, 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.
1. Christmas brownies
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.
2. Hazelnut brownies
Want to spoil someone this Christmas? A box of our fudgy hazelnut brownies is enough to get you onto 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.
3. Mince pie brownies
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.
4. Mulled wine brownies
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 excellently together 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.
5. Black Forest brownies
Feeling nostalgic? Try our retro Black Forest brownies, complete with cute cherry decoration. Sour cherries cut through the rich chocolate, making these perfect for an after-dinner pick-me-up.
6. Melt-in-the-middle espresso martini brownies
Turn the classic espresso martini into a dinner party dessert with our melt-in-the-middle espresso martini brownies. Treat grown-up guests to these brownies served with a boozy sauce laced with coffee and a dash of vodka. Melting chocolate truffles in the centres make these ultra-indulgent.
7. Cranberry-pistachio brownies
The mix of fruit and nuts in our cranberry-pistachio brownies is a confirmed classic combination. Swap the pistachios for macadamia nuts if you like, and if cranberries aren’t your favourite, you could also use frozen blueberries or raspberries. Freeze a batch of these to keep on hand for dessert emergencies.
8. Chocolate orange brownies
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.
9. Vegan cherry & almond brownies
Almost anyone can enjoy our super-squidgy vegan cherry & almond brownies. This easy recipe is packed with all things Christmassy: glacé cherries, almonds, vanilla and decadent dark chocolate. Consider making a double batch as we predict your first tray will disappear in minutes! For an extra-special vegan dessert, serve these brownies warm with a dollop of our vegan chocolate ice cream.
10. Chocolate gingerbread brownie bars with fudgy icing
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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