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Reindeer Brownies is an easy recipe that will quickly become a holiday tradition and so much fun for kids! Fudgy homemade brownies topped with a silky-smooth cocoa buttercream frosting come to life as Rudolph with sugar eyes, candy cane antlers and a bright red candy nose, of course! #homemadebrownies #reindeer #holiday #Christmas #easyrecipe #Rudolphthe rednosedreindeer #funforkids #reindeerbrownies #candycane #cocoafrosting #swirlsofflavor
Reindeer Brownies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Homemade fudgy brownies topped with a silky-smooth cocoa buttercream frosting come to life as Reindeer Brownies with sugar eyes and a bright red candy nose!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas brownies, reindeer brownies
Servings: 24
Author: Gwynn Galvin
Ingredients
Brownie
Cocoa Buttercream Frosting
Reindeer Candy
  • 48 edible candy eyes
  • 24 assorted red candy for noses such as spice drops, cinnamon candy, red gum balls
  • 48 mini candy canes or chocolate covered mini pretzels for antlers
Instructions
Brownie:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 13-inch x 9-inch baking pan with foil leaving a 2-inch overhang. Coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup butter. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring until blended.

  3. Stir in flour, 1 cup cocoa powder and salt until a batter forms.
  4. Spread evenly in prepared baking pan and bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Using foil overhang transfer brownie to wire rack and cool completely.
Cocoa Buttercream Frosting:
  1.  Meanwhile, beat 1/2 cup butter until creamy. Combine confectioners' sugar and 2/3 cup cocoa powder in bowl and whisk until blended. Reduce mixer speed and gradually add confectioners’ sugar mixture until blended. Add milk and beat until creamy and smooth. Spread frosting over top of cooled brownie.

  2. Cut brownie horizontally into three sections. Cut each section into 8 triangles as shown above. There will be small brownie scraps on ends of each sections. Feel free to snack on those!
Reindeer Candy:
  1. Decorate each triangle with two candy eyes, two antlers and a red nose and watch as Rudolph comes to life!
Recipe Notes

Makes 24 reindeer brownies.

How to cut brownies into triangles for reindeer brownies

How to cut your brownies into triangles for Rudolph! The scraps on the ends make a delicious crumbled topping for ice cream or, if you're like me, just pop in your mouth as is!