A lot of you know we just closed on a new house last week. We’ve been soooo busy unpacking & trying to make this house a home that we haven’t had much time to do holiday projects– we don’t even have a tree, haha. I remembered seeing these adorable reindeer brownies on Pinterest (where else?) & decided we were going to take a break from all the housework & make them this morning! They’re super easy & would be a great Christmas treat :)
I went suuuuuper simple & grabbed boxed brownies. Ain’t no shame! Ghirardelli is my favorite brand, so I went with that. Here’s everything I used:
- Boxed brownies
- Vegetable oil
- 1 Egg
- Writing icing
- Mini chocolate chips OR edible eyes
He gets so serious when he’s concentrating, haha.
Pour your batter into a round pan, bake according to the box (or according to your recipe) & let them cool for a bit. When the brownies are still just a little bit warm, break up some pretzels & use the longer pieces as antlers for your reindeer.
I always have a hard time cutting brownies when they haven’t cooled completely so I just mapped out where I was going to cut so I knew where to put my pretzels.
Once the brownies are completely cooled, you can cut your brownies & finish the decorating.
The next part was Gio’s favorite– sorting (& eating) m&ms. I told him we needed 8 red ones for our Rudolph noses so he found those & set them aside.
Add dots of white icing for the eyes, completing them with mini chocolate chips on top. It would’ve been much easier to just use edible eyes but I couldn’t find them in our grocery store so we improvised. Finally, add a red m&m for the nose by putting a dot of icing at the point of the brownie to hold it in place.
Such an easy holiday treat & the kids will love them :)
For more holiday treats, be sure to check out my post on “10 Holiday Mason Jar Gift Ideas.“