Reindeer Brownies

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Reindeer Brownies make for one of the cutest Christmas desserts. Your kids will have so much fun decorating these festive treats.

Reindeer Brownies

Not only are these reindeer brownies so adorable, but they are also so easy and delicious. This easy brownies recipe starts will just a box of brownie mix, cutting the prep time in half so you have more time for your favorite holiday activities.

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What We Love About This Festive Reindeer Brownies Recipe

Why are reindeer apart of Christmas? Here is the answers.

  • Easy Ingredients: This easy brownies recipes only uses a handful of ingredients, starting with boxed brownie mix.
  • Kid Friendly: These festival reindeer brownies as such a fun treat for the kids to help decorate.
  • Adaptable: Easily make this recipe oil free resulting a lighter and healthier dessert.
A tray of Reindeer Brownies.

Ingredient Notes

  • Boxed Brownie Mix : All the dry ingredients ready to go in the box. You can make your own mix with unsweetened cocoa powder too. Use any variety that you wish.
  • Pretzels: Cute little pretzel rounds.
  • Candy Eyes: Edible candy eyes.
  • Red M&M’s : Or any red candy to form the nose.
  • Chocolate Chips: Sugar free chips can also be a good swap out.
The brownie mix and decorations for the treat.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Reindeer Brownies

These are the basic steps for making Reindeer Brownies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and daily values.

Making the brownie mix, baking and cutting them.

STEP 1: MAKE THE BROWNIE BATTER

In a large bowl, make the boxed brownie mix according to the package by adding the necessary wet ingredients. Pour batter in the prepared baking dish and bake according to the directions on your box mix.

STEP 2: REMOVE BROWNIES

Use a toothpick to check the doneness of your brownies, if the toothpick comes out clean then it is they are done, remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

STEP 3: CUT INTO TRIANGLES

Once the brownies have cooled completely, use a knife the loosen the edges before releasing the spring form pan. With a sharp knife, pizza cutter or cookie cutter to evenly cut the brownies into 8 equal triangles.

Decorating the brownies.

STEP 4: MAKE THE REINDEER FACE

First melt the chocolate chips in a medium bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted and dab a bit of chocolate on each candy eye to help to stick to the brownie. Then use bit of chocolate to add to pretzels to create the antlers and m&m’s for the red candy nose. Repeat until all brownies have been decorated.

Prep and Storage Tips for the Brownies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time, make these reindeer brownies 1-2 days prior to when you plan on serving them.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store reindeer brownies in airtight container at room temperature for 5-6 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze brownies, wrap each one individually in plastic wrap and store in freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions Reindeer Brownies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE OIL FREE

You can easily make this recipe oil free by using a 1:1 ratio of applesauce in place of the vegetable oil.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled by not so easily halved. If you want to make a larger batch of these brownies just doubled or triple the recipe and split evenly between 2 or more pans.

WHAT MAKES BROWNIES FUDGY VS CAKEY?

Fudgy brownies have a higher fat to flour, where as a cakey brownie has less fat/oil and more flour.

Reindeer Brownies

Expert Tips for Making This Easy Brownies Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a Christmas Party. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking
  • Oil-Free: Makes these easy reindeer brownies slightly healthier by swapping out the oil for a 1:1 ratio of applesauce, mashed banana, or pumpkin puree.
  • Candy Cane Antlers: For this recipe I used pretzels, but you can also use mini candy canes to make the antlers.
  • Frosting: You can use frosting to decorate the brownies as well.

What to Serve with Reindeer Brownies

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Reindeer Brownies
5 from 1 vote

Reindeer Brownies

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Reindeer Brownies make for one of the cutest Christmas desserts. Your kids will have so much fun decorating these festive treats.
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Ingredients

  • 1 box of brownie mix, plus required oil, water and eggs
  • 16 pretzel twists
  • 16 edible candy eyes
  • 8 red m&m’s
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven according to brownie mix box directions. Spray a round springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Complete the required steps listed on the brownie box to create the brownie batter.
  • Transfer the batter to the greased springform pan and place in the preheated oven.
  • Bake according to box directions and until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow brownies to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, run a knife around the end of the pan before releasing the brownies from the springform pan. Use a sharp knife to slice the brownies into 8 equal slices.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds if needed or until chocolate is melted.
  • Use a butter knife to dab a bit of melted chocolate onto the back of two candy eyes and place them on a brownie slice.
  • Spread a bit of melted chocolate onto the bottoms of two pretzel twists and place onto the top corners of the brownie slice as antlers.
  • Add a dot of chocolate to a red m&m and place on the tip of the brownie slice for Rudolph’s nose. Repeat this process until all brownies have been decorated as Rudolph.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a Christmas Party. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking
  • Oil-Free: Makes these easy reindeer brownies slightly healthier by swapping out the oil for a 1:1 ratio of applesauce, mashed banana, or pumpkin puree.
  • Candy Cane Antlers: For this recipe I used pretzels, but you can also use mini candy canes to make the antlers.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 0.4mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, dessert, festive dessert, reindeer, rudolph

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