Christmas is a time for friends, family, and food. I love spending time with my loved ones during this festive season. But, what I don’t like is that most of these foods are not suitable for us! But, this year, you won’t have to worry about staying away from the Christmas goodies because I’ve found some Christmas Brownies that taste great but also have nutritional value!
Christmas Needs The Best Brownies Recipe
Most Christmas recipes are unhealthy, which is why we go the extra mile with ours. We want to develop a formula that everyone will enjoy and receive their much-needed treat. Of course, I’m talking about my Christmas Brownies recipe, and I’d like everyone to know how wonderful they are!
The combination of toasted pecans, walnuts, and almonds gives these Christmas brownies a wonderful chocolate flavor with a delectable nutty crunch. My very own Christmas brownies are the most delicious Christmas snacks imaginable! These Christmassy Brownies are like eating snow cones in your mouth!
This Recipe Serves 12 Servings.
Preparation Time: 25 Minutes
Baking Time: 30 Minutes
You do not have to make a lot of food for the party. All of the ingredients can be bought at a store, and they don’t cost much either!
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour,
- 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder,
- 2 tablespoon cocoa nibs,
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
- 2 large eggs,
- 1/4 cup white sugar,
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar,
- 1 teaspoon salt,
- 3/4 cup all-natural peanut butter (creamy or crunchy),
- 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips.
Instructions To Make Christmas Brownies
It’s straightforward to make these Christmas brownies. I’ve created a video that shows you what each step of making them entails and how they turn out in the end! Check it out below:
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spraying a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine all dry ingredients (flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda) in a large bowl and whisk together until combined. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter and sugars and mix until smooth with an electric mixer or whisk by hand. Make sure there are no clumps!
- Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the large bowl containing wet ingredients and stir until everything is combined without over-mixing.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared 9×13 pan and spread evenly with a spatula or back of a spoon.
- Place brownies into the oven on the center rack and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean from the center of the brownies. Do not overbake, as they will continue cooking after being removed from the oven!
- Allow brownies to cool before serving or cutting, as this will help them firm up even more! Store the leftover brownies covered tightly at room temperature for several days or in the refrigerator longer.
Christmas Brownies Toppings
One nice thing about these brownies is that you can change them. You can make them with different ingredients, or for winter or Christmas. You could make some changes:
- Add coconut extract instead of vanilla extract.
- Add cut walnuts instead of chocolate chips.
- Replace peanut butter with almond butter.
These brownies are good for you. They have 154 calories per serving, which isn’t very much. It is perfect for Christmas time because it doesn’t make you feel guilty afterward. They also have 4 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein, perfect for breakfast or even after lunch! Some people eat these brownies as an afternoon snack so they don’t get too full from all their food at Christmas.
Inside this Christmas dessert recipe, you will find chocolate and nuts. You get antioxidants from the cocoa powder and cocoa nibs. You get protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and more from the nuts.
- Calories 154
- Carbs 19.5g
- Fat 8.8g
- Protein 4.7g
- Fiber 4g
Frequently Asked Questions About Christmas Brownies
What If Someone Doesn’t Like Peanut Butter?
Nuts are an excellent option. However, keep in mind that this might change the flavor and texture. If you’re using non-natural or sugar-free nut butter, double-check the label. I’ve never used anything but peanut butter with this recipe!
Can The Brownies Be Made Gluten-Free?
Yes! Use a gluten-free flour combination such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour to make this recipe gluten-free. You may also use 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum per cup of flour if you don’t want to buy it separately, but keep in mind that doing so will alter the texture.
Will The Brownies Freeze Well?
I haven’t yet experimented with freezing the brownies since they’re usually eaten before they can be put in the freezer, but I believe it’s reasonable to assume that they’ll keep well as long as you store them correctly.
How Do I Store Them After Baking?
Allow the brownies to cool completely before storing them after baking. Then, for maximum freshness, tightly wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container, such as a Ziploc bag or a Tupperware with a lid. This prevents all of the air from the container while still allowing it to breathe correctly for freshness! If you want to keep them longer, consider placing them inside large freezer bags.
How Do I Freeze Them?
Allow the brownies to cool completely before placing them in a freezer bag or Tupperware. Before adding them to your freezer bag, wrap them in plastic or parchment paper to prevent freezer burn! Freeze for up to two months.
Learn More Brownies Recipes
If you’re searching for a delightful treat to serve during the holidays, we’ve got just what you need. We’ve created the ideal dish for your cravings! This Christmas brownie is delicious and decadent, just as a great Christmas cookie should be. Make these brownies with your family or give them as gifts to friends and neighbors. The best part? They are simple to prepare that even kids can assist in the kitchen! So, what do you have to lose? Get cooking right away before all of our delicious ingredients are finished.