Because Santa needs a treat to remind him of his favorite pal, I give your the Brownie Reindeer!
Why settle for eating a regular brownie when you can do something fun with it? Anyone can make and eat a regular brownie so when the holidays roll around it’s time to get creative. Oh Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide our dessert table tonight! It’s as simple as you want it to be and here is what you need to do.
A 9×13 pan of your favorite brownies, baked and cooled
Any homemade brownie recipe or you can even use prepackaged or fresh bakery brownies. The best part is that if you’re baking them you can line your pan with foil. This way you can remove the block of brownies easily from your 9×13 pan. Remove the foil from the brownies and place the brownies on a cutting board.
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
Candy Eyeballs – I use Wilton brand
Red plain m&ms – or try using skittles or cinnamon candies
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon water
Ziplock sandwich bag
1- With your cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the brownies. My cutter is just over 2” and you can get at least 18 hearts out of a 9×13 brownie sheet.
2- Break pretzels into antler shapes. Mix it up or make them match, it’s up to you!
3- Place powdered sugar into the corner of a ziplock sandwich bag. Pour water into bag and mix by kneading sugar and water until icing forms. Cut the tip of the bag and pipe the icing onto the back of the eyeballs and m&m nose. Place onto brownie hearts.
If your icing is too runny, you can add more sugar to thicken it. If it is too thick, add more water, a tiny bit at a time to thin it. If neither works, squeeze some icing into a shallow bowl and gently dip the backside of the eyeballs and m&m into the icing and, place on the brownie.
Insert pretzel pieces into the top of the brownie to create antlers.
Place reindeer aside for icing to harden and set.
Makes approximately 18.
Simple enough and fun aren’t they? Now to use these adorable Brownie Reindeer. They’d be cute on any dessert table or my special use for them was as stirrer sticks for hot chocolate! Simply turn them upside down, hold by the stick and stir! The tree will melt into the hot chocolate for added flavor. What would you use them for?