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Dollar Store Frosty Christmas Tree Brownies

Incredibly easy Frosty Christmas Tree Brownies made with only 3 ingredients from the dollar store.

This is the second in my series of easy and inexpensive recipes made with ingredients and tools found at the dollar store. As of this writing, the total cost of this recipe was $5.50 Canadian dollars or $4.00 US dollars at my dollar store Dollarama in Canada. Obviously, you can shop anywhere!

You will need:

  • 1 box of brownie mix (any brand)
  • Ingredients necessary for the brownie mix (the Pillsbury mix I used required an egg and some oil; if you use a different brand, you might need different staple ingredients or possibly even just water)
  • 1 package of mini candy canes
  • 1 chocolate Santa (any other chocolate is fine; I chose the Santa because it was the cheapest chocolate available in the store)


Of course, all dollar stores are not equal. My dollar store is Dollarama. You may or may not be able to find these ingredients at your local dollar store, but of course you can shop anywhere you like. I chose the Santa because I needed to melt chocolate, and for 150 grams, at $2 that was the cheapest chocolate available. This is low-quality chocolate, but for a quick drizzle I don’t think that matters. I actually found that this chocolate melted more smoothly than chocolate chips!

Dollar Store Frosty Christmas Tree Brownies

Dollar Store Frosty Christmas Tree Brownies

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Makes: 16 brownies (see note*)

Incredibly easy Frosty Christmas Tree Brownies made with only 3 ingredients from the dollar store.


  • 1 box brownie mix, any size or brand (see note *)

  • ingredients necessary for the brownie mix, varies by brand (see note **)

  • small candy canes

  • inexpensive chocolate to melt (I used a 150g solid chocolate Santa)


  • Prepare a baking pan by lining it with parchment paper. On at least two sides, leave an overhang so that you will be able to lift out the entire brownie cake all at once. Size baking pan will depend on the directions on the back of your brownie mix.
  • Pre-heat oven to the temperature specified on your box of brownie mix. Prepare brownie mix as directed on the back of the package; bake as directed.
  • Break hooks off of mini candy canes. Reserve the straight parts and put the hooks in a plastic baggie.
  • Crush candy cane hooks in the baggie with a rolling pin.
  • Once brownies are baked, allow to cool. Remove from pan in one solid block by pulling up on the parchment you prepared earlier.
  • Once cool, cut into triangular, christmas-tree shapes. There will be some bits left over. You may want to cut off the crusty edges and discard, or snack on them! Transfer brownies to a cooling rack.
  • Insert straight parts of candy canes into the bottom of the Christmas trees, to form a tree trunk.
  • Chop up chocolate Santa (or other chocolate) and place in the top of a double broiler over hot, not boiling, water. Allow chocolate to melt until smooth, stirring occasionally.
  • Once melted, put chocolate into a zip-lock baggie and snip off a very small corner. Drizzle chocolate all over brownies, then while chocolate is still melted, sprinkle liberally with crushed candy canes.
  • Allow chocolate to set, then serve immediately, or else layer in a large covered container with sheets of parchment or waxed paper between layers.


  • * Most brownie mixes make a 8×8-inch pan. If yours makes a 9×13-inch pan, you’ll have more Christmas trees!
  • ** My Pillsbury brownie mix required an egg, some oil and some water. Yours may be different, just follow package directions.


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