Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you need a last-minute dessert for a Christmas party or holiday dinner? Look no further because these reindeer brownies are quick and easy to make. If you’re looking for something to add to your holiday cookie platter, this is the perfect option. You can easily whip up these Rudolph brownies in less than 10 minutes if you’re using store-bought brownies. That’s pretty impressive for such an adorable snack.
Why should I make these Christmas brownies?
Well, I don’t think anyone needs convincing, but if you do, these reindeer brownies are just too adorable to pass up and are one of the easiest reindeer treats to make. You can start with brownies that you buy from the store or a bakery or use your own favorite brownie mix to whip up a batch quickly. If cooking from scratch is your thing, you can do that, too! The real wow factor is about how they’re decorated—not how the brownies themselves are made.
Plus, who doesn’t love a cute dessert that you can whip up and present to your guests in minutes? The Rudolph brownies are the perfect classroom party idea, but they’d be terrific for a holiday work party, too.
This is also a really customizable idea. Coat the pretzel antlers in chocolate before you add them for extra sweetness. Swap out the red jellybean nose for an M&M or a red candy melt. Draw the features on with icing if you’re great at cake decorating. (I’m not, though.)
Related: Check out our post on reindeer crafts if you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids this holiday season!
Ingredients for Rudolph brownies:
Remember, you’re starting with brownies that are already made. If you don’t have any on hand, go buy some or make some. I’ll wait. Meanwhile, here are the rest of the ingredients for the reindeer brownies with pretzels:
- Brownies: The ones in the pictures are from the Walmart bakery. You want brownies that have frosting on top so the pretzels, eyes, and jellybeans can stick to them.
- Mini pretzels: Regular-sized ones will be too big… unless you’re making giant brownies.
- Candy eyes (affiliate link)
- Red jelly beans (or some other red candy or frosting to make the noses)
How to Make These Christmas Reindeer Brownies
Putting the Christmas brownies together is so easy.
First, cut your brownies into squares or rectangles.
Add pretzels to the two top corners to make antlers. If they don’t stick on, you may need to dab a little chocolate frosting on the back of the pretzel first.
Place two candy eyes on each brownie.
Add the red jelly bean noses to the center of each brownie.
You’re done! You have cute little reindeer brownies for your get-together or holiday sweets platters.
These brownies are easy to make and perfect for Christmas. They’re quick, delicious, and super fun! Pin this post to save them for later so you can come back to them year after year.
For more yummy Christmas desserts, check out:
- Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing – If you love all things peppermint, you have to try these cookies! Obsessed!
- Snowball Oreo Balls – Yummy Oreo balls (a holiday classic) with a coconut twist
- Banana Pudding Bark – This is a great addition to your homemade treats for friends and neighbors.
- Easy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls (and 24 more eggnog desserts to get your eggnog fix this holiday season)
- Christmas Pretzels – Super easy, beautiful, a big hit at parties!
- Apple Cider Donuts – more for autumn, but they’re great around Christmastime, too
- No-Bake Nutella Cookies – super easy recipe from my friend Joyce
- Christmas Morning Muffins – a sweet treat to start your day off right on Christmas morning
- 6 Brownies (these are from Walmart Bakery)
- 12 candy eyes
- 12 mini pretzels
- 6 red jelly beans
- Cut the brownies into squares or rectangles.
- Add pretzels to each of the upper corners to make antlers.
- Add two candy eyes to each brownie.
- Add a jelly bean near the bottom to make the reindeer's nose.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 880mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 9g