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Reindeer Brownies

These adorable reindeer brownies are a festive treat of decadent chocolate brownies topped with a cute Rudolph face.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rest Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 175 kcal

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 9x13 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

Sodium: 123mgCalcium: 4mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 7IUSugar: 20gFiber: 1gPotassium: 15mgCholesterol: 1mgCalories: 175kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 5gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 30gIron: 1mg