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Make Reindeer brownies a part of your Christmas tradition. They are so fun and really easy to make with the kids.

Reindeer Brownies on a parchment paper
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I love to make fun, festive Easy Christmas Recipes with my kids during the holiday season. These Rudolph brownies are fun to make with the kids as they can decorate them how they prefer.

We also love to make Christmas tree brownies for another festive treat. You might want to make both for your Christmas party. They would be so pretty sitting on the dessert table.

Why We Love This Recipe:

The Christmas Holiday season is my favorite time of the year. Adding our favorite Christmas desserts is a must. We enjoy creating dessert trays for our holiday gatherings and for holiday gifts for our neighbors.

We start with a box brownie mix with this recipe, but you can definitely make this recipe with a homemade brownie mix.

Ingredients

Rudolph Brownies ingredients - brownie mix, chocolate chips, pretzel twists, candy eyes, red M&M

For the Brownies 

  • 1 Box Fudge Brownie Box Mix (to be made in a 9X13 pan) 
  • Ingredients to prepare the Brownie Mix based on the instructions.  

For the Decorations: 

  • Chocolate Chips 
  • Pretzel Twists 
  • Candy Eyes 
  • Red M&Ms

Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas:

  • Brownie Mix – Feel free to make these Reindeer Brownies with any type of brownie mix.
  • Reindeer Face Decorations – Instead of using pretzels for the antlers, make candy cane antlers with mini candy canes. Top red candy nose with a red M&M or any read candies.
  • Frosting – Feel free to add a chocolate frosting to the brownies before decorating them.
  • Mix-ins – If you prefer, you can easily whisk in chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the brownie mix.

Step by Step Instructions:

For the Brownies:

  • Step 1 – Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper.  
  • Step 2 – Prepare the brownie mix based on the package instructions in the prepared 9X13 baking pan. Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl then bake in the oven.  
  • Step 3 – Let the brownies cool completely in the pan. 
  • Step 4 – Carefully remove the brownies from the pan to a large cutting board. 
Cutting heart shaped brownies on a cutting board

Step 5 – Use the heart cookie cutter to cut out 16 heart shaped brownies from the sheet of prepared brownies.  

Heart shaped brownies on a cutting board with bowls of pretzels, chocolate chips, candy eyes and red M&M

Step 6 – Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted.

Adding the pretzel, candy eyes and red M&M on the heart shaped brownies

Step 7 – Use a toothpick to apply the melted chocolate to the back of the pretzels, candy eyes and M&M.

Reindeer Brownies on a cutting board

Step 8 – Carefully place them on each of the brownies to make the antlers and face of each of the reindeers on each of the brownies. Then the brownies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips:

  • How Many Brownies – One 9×13 brownie pan will make 18-24 reindeer brownies. But it really depends on the size of your heart cutter. My cutter is about 2.5″ square.
  • Melting Chocolate – Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals and stirring after each time. This ensures that the chocolate does not burn.
Decorated Reindeer brownies on a cutting board

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to cut with no cookie cutter:

If you do not have a heart shaped cookie cutter, you can cut with a knife in heart shaped.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 4 days.

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, this is the perfect recipe to make ahead of time. We recommend making them no more than 24 hours of serving them.

Reindeer brownies stacked on a platter

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Reindeer brownies

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Make Reindeer brownies a part of your Christmas tradition. They are so fun and really easy to make. Perfect for Christmas parties!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 194

Equipment

  • 1 Heart Cookie Cutter

Ingredients

For the Brownies:

  • 1 box Box Fudge Brownie Mix (to be made in a 9X13 pan)
  • Ingredients to prepare the Brownie Mix based on the instructions

For the Decorations:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 32 pretzel twists
  • 32 Candy Eyes
  • 16 Red M&Ms

Instructions

For the Brownies:

  • Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper.  
  • Prepare the brownie mix based on the package instructions in the prepared 9X13 baking pan. 
  • Let the brownies cool completely in the pan. 
  • Carefully remove the brownies from the pan to a large cutting board. 
  • Use the heart cookie cutter to cut out 16 heart shaped brownies from the sheet of prepared brownies.   

To Decorate: 

  • Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted.  
  • Use a toothpick to apply the melted chocolate to the back of the pretzels, candy eyes and M&M and then carefully place them on each of the brownies to make the antlers and face of each of the reindeers on each of the brownies. 
  • Then the brownies are ready to serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 194kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 2g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 0.5mg, Sodium 119mg, Potassium 36mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 20g, Vitamin A 5IU, Vitamin C 0.05mg, Calcium 5mg, Iron 1mg

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