Do you love fun treats during the holidays? You are sure to love these easy-to-make Rudolph brownies that anyone can whip up using a box of brownie mix.
Easy ingredients like brownie mix, pretzels, peanut butter cups, and different candy will make these stinkin’ adorable brownies a huge hit for the holidays!
Adorable Rudolph Brownies Recipe
Why You’ll Love These Festive Brownies
These Rudolph brownies are an amazing addition to your holiday line-up, a unique way to stand out at Christmas cookie exchanges, or possibly even a new addition to your family traditions.
I love how cute these are and they truly make for a great way to catch the eye of everyone at the dessert table and are sure to disappear in the blink of an eye.
The best part? They are easy to make.
Festive Rudolph Brownies
Groceries Needed To Make These Reindeer Brownies
Brownie mix: Use your favorite brownie mix. You can also make your own brownies from scratch.
Mini pretzels: Mini pretzels to form the antlers.
Peanut M&M’s: This is for the noses of the reindeer. Be sure they have red colored candies in them. If you’re from Canada, you can also use Smarties.
Peanut butter cups: This also helps form the nose of Rudolph.
Candy eyes: Of course, he has to have eyes! You usually can find them in the baking aisle of your grocery store, but if not, you can find them here.
Reindeer head cookie cutter: You can purchase this reindeer head cookie cutter or cut out a template with cardboard and cut the brownie heads by hand.
Chocolate frosting: (optional) Usually the brownies are soft enough to hold all the candies by pressing softly into them, but for extra insurance, you can use a dollop of store-bought frosting to hold it in place.
How To Make These Adorable Reindeer Treats
- Follow the boxed brownie mix instructions.
- Once baked, let the brownies completely cool.
- Use the cookie cutter to cut out the reindeer head shapes.
- Break the pretzels so they form antlers. Position them onto the brownies where the antlers should go.
- Lightly press the eyeballs, peanut butter cup, and the red M&Ms on the brownies.
- (If you want extra insurance they stay put, use a little dab of the chocolate frosting.)
*** Salty Pot Tip: Don’t throw away the extra brownie bits! Eat them on the go, or, make some brownie pops!
Tips And Suggestions To Make This Recipe Unique
- Be careful not to overbake the brownies.
- Opting for a 10 x 15 pan accommodates the cookie cutter the best.
- This recipe is easy to put a twist on and makes for a lot of fun. You can swap out the pretzels for some mini candy canes for the antlers, mix chocolate chips into the batter, or go all out and swirl in some peanut butter before baking your brownies to give them a peanut butter swirl.
- Want a kick? Add a few dried chili flakes to the batter to make a sweet kick when you eat them!
- Want to make the brownies even better? Add an extra egg to your boxed brownie mix to make the flavor richer and more fudgy for the best brownies ever.
These Christmas brownies are so much fun and they are just a start to the Christmas cheer you can bring to your holiday table.
Pair them with other Christmas cookies, cupcakes, and even single-serve desserts for the perfect holiday dessert table. Just like these other Rudolph Wagon Wheel Cookies, these brownies make an amazing addition to school bake sales as well.
You can even turn these into an activity for kids by cutting the brownies and placing everything on a table for kids to decorate themselves if you are looking for a fun activity to keep the kids busy for holiday prep.
These brownies go great with ice cream, whipped topping, or just on their own with a big glass of milk.
Storing Your Rudolph Brownies
Whether you are making these ahead of time, storing them for later, or you happen to have some leftovers you want to be sure to store these brownies properly to keep them fresh and chewy for as long as possible. For the best results save these on a tray in a single layer lightly covered with plastic wrap or tin foil. This will keep them from drying out without damaging your adorable decorated brownies.
- 1 boxed brownie mix
- 1 cup pretzels
- 1 bag peanut m&ms
- 6-8 peanut butter cups
- Candy eyes
- Prepare boxed brownie mix according to instructions, be careful not to overbake. Using a 10 x 15 pan best fits the cookie cutter.
- Once they are done baking allow brownies to cool.
- Use the cookie cutter to cut out reindeer brownies, make sure the cookie cutter goes through all the way through the bottom of the brownies. Remove reindeer brownies from the pan.
- Break pretzels apart to form antlers, place eyeballs and peanut butter cups on the face,s and top with a red M&Ms for the nose. Press them into the brownies to stick.
Be sure not to overbake your brownies.
Let them cool before trying to handle the brownies. Don't throw away the extras, you can make small cake pops with the extra brownies.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 4g
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.