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Reindeer Brownies

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These adorable reindeer brownies are a festive treat of decadent chocolate brownies topped with a cute Rudolph face.
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  1. REINDEER BROWNIES INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS REINDEER BROWNIES RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s little helpers are coming to town, and we have the perfect treat for them with these reindeer brownies. Rich and decadent, our easy brownies are made with a chocolate brownie mix before being topped with frosting, and adorable reindeer faces complete with a red candy nose.

We’ve got lots of Christmas desserts for you to add to your holiday baking list. Try out our Grinch cookies and strawberry Christmas trees.

REINDEER BROWNIES INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 1 (18.3-ounce) brownie box mix, prepared according to box directions
  • ½ to ⅔ cup milk chocolate tub frosting
  • 36 candy eyeballs
  • 9 brown M&M’s
  • 9 red M&M’s
  • 36 small pretzel twists (for the antlers)

PRO TIP:

Don’t forget to check the brownie mix to make sure you have the ingredients needed to prepare them.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

FROSTING: If you do not have milk chocolate frosting, you can add brown gel food color to a tub of vanilla frosting.

ANTLERS: Small candy canes can be substituted for the pretzel antlers in these festive holiday brownies.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS REINDEER BROWNIES RECIPE

STEP ONE: Prepare the brownies according to the directions on the box. Be sure to use a 9×13-inch baking pan and spray bottom with cooking spray.

STEP TWO: Once brownies are baked, allow the brownies to completely cool before cutting into the triangles.

STEP THREE: Carefully transfer the brownies from the pan to a large cutting board.

STEP FOUR: Evenly cut brownies into 3 equal horizontal sections.

STEP FIVE: Cut 4 diagonal sections to make a diamond pattern.

STEP SIX: Then cut the diamonds in half. This should give you 18 full-shaped triangles.

STEP SEVEN: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

STEP EIGHT: Transfer the triangles to the prepared pan.

STEP NINE: Using an offset spatula, neatly ice the halved diamonds.

STEP TEN: Place an M&M at the bottom of one of the triangle ends for the nose.

PRO TIP:

Little people would love to be assigned the task of decorating these adorable Rudolph brownies. Plus, their kid interpretations of a reindeer’s face would be so sweet.

STEP ELEVEN: Place 2 of the candy eyes in the center of the triangle.

STEP TWELVE: Place 1 pretzel “antler” on the remaining 2 triangle points.

STEP THIRTEEN: Another option is to use a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Beginning on the top edge of the brownies, and working toward the opposite end, cut out the hearts.

STEP FOURTEEN: Carefully frost the heart-shaped brownies with chocolate frosting.

STEP FIFTEEN: Just above the point of the heart, place the brown or red M&M for the nose

STEP SIXTEEN: Place the eyes in the center of the heart.

STEP SEVENTEEN: Just before serving, place the antlers.

PRO TIP:

If you are not serving the brownies right away, you will need to place the pretzel antlers right before serving. The pretzels will become stale if left out of the package.

HOW TO SERVE

These easy reindeer brownies are so much fun and would be a delightful addition to a kids’ Christmas party this holiday season. Our Grinch punch or Christmas punch would be the perfect drinks to accompany these treats too!

STORAGE

ON THE COUNTER: Store any leftover Christmas reindeer brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store this sweet treat in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.

IN THE FREEZER: You can also freeze the undecorated brownies in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow the brownies to thaw completely before decorating.

You won’t be able to handle the cuteness of these simple reindeer brownies. The red nose, cartoon eyeballs, and chocolatey brownies will guarantee that these holiday treats will disappear like magic.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these brownies?

This easy recipe can be frozen for up to three months, although we would recommend waiting to decorate them until you are ready to serve.

Can I make homemade brownies?

If you have a preferred brownie recipe, you can certainly start these brownies by making that before decorating.

Can I store these brownies on the counter?

These easy Christmas brownies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge.

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Reindeer Brownies

5 from 1 vote
These adorable reindeer brownies are a festive treat of decadent chocolate brownies topped with a cute Rudolph face.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 18

Ingredients
  

  • 18.3 ounces brownie mix prepared according to box directions
  • ½ to ⅔ cup milk chocolate frosting
  • 36 candy eyeballs
  • 9 brown M&M’s
  • 9 red M&M’s
  • 36 small twisted pretzels for the antlers

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the brownies according to the directions on the box. Be sure to use a 9×13 baking pan.
  • Once brownies are baked, allow the brownies to completely cool before cutting into the triangles.
  • Carefully transfer the brownies from the pan to a large cutting board.
  • Evenly cut the brownies into 3 equal horizontal sections.
  • Cut 4 diagonal sections to make a diamond pattern.
  • Then cut the diamonds in half. This should give you 18 full-shaped triangles.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Transfer the triangles to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Using an offset spatula, neatly ice the halved diamonds.
  • Place an M&M at the bottom of one of the triangle ends for the nose.
  • Place 2 of the candy eyeballs in the center of the triangle.
  • Then place 1 pretzel “antler” on the remaining 2 triangle points.
  • Another option is to use a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Beginning on the top edge of the brownies, and working toward the opposite end, cut out the hearts.
  • Carefully frost the heart-shaped brownies with the chocolate frosting.
  • Just above the point of the heart, place the brown or red M&M for the nose
  • Place the eyes in the center of the heart.
  • Just before serving, place the antlers.

Notes

PRO TIP: Don’t forget to check the brownie mix to make sure you have the ingredients needed to prepare them.
 
PRO TIP: Little people would love to be assigned the task of decorating these adorable Rudolph brownies. Plus, their kid interpretations of a reindeer’s face would be so sweet.
 
PRO TIP: If you are not serving the brownies right away, you will need to place the pretzel antlers right before serving. The pretzels will become stale if left out of the package.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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