Super Easy Christmas Reindeer Brownies

These cute-as-a-button and Christmas Reindeer Brownies are sure to be a hit at class Christmas parties and end of year celebrations! 

Brownies decorated to look like Christmas reindeers with candy canes, pretzels and jaffas.

Make the lead-up to Christmas even more exciting by making a batch of our reindeer brownies with your little ones! Whether you’re after easy class party gifts for school or kindy friends, a cute Christmas party treat, or a fun activity to fill in a December morning… these are absolutely perfect (and delicious!). 

Chocolate brownies decorated to look with Christmas reindeers.

What You Need To Make Christmas Reindeer Brownies

How To Make Christmas Reindeer Brownies

Step 1 – Cut the brownie into 16 equal-sized rectangles

Refer to recipe card below.

Trimming the edges off a brownie on a chopping board.

Chocolate Brownies being cut into slices.

Step 2 – Gently insert 2 pretzel halves as antlers

Preztels being added to the top of brownies to look like antlers.

Step 3 – Add a mini candy cane to the bottom

A candy cane being inserted into a reindeer brownie.

Step 4 – Spread melted chocolate over the front of the brownie (the flat side)

Melted chocolate and pretzels decorating brownies.

Step 5 – Add silver cachous (eyes) and a Jaffa nose

Brownies decorated to look like reindeers.

Tips For Making Reindeer Brownies

  • Use a rich and dense brownie so that you can easily insert the candy cane base and pretzel antlers. I recommend using this recipe as it perfect for decorating
  • You can buy silver cachous (small edible balls) in the baking section of most large supermarkets. 
  • If you can’t find Jaffas (chocolate balls covered in an orange flavoured hard shell), you can use any red coated chocolates or lollies (such as red M&Ms). 
  • Allow the chocolate brownie to cool completely before decorating.
  • Turn the chocolate brownie over onto a chopping board so that the flat side faces up. Trim off the edges.
  • The chocolate brownie can be prepared ahead of time and frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Allow to come to room temperature before cutting and decorating. 
  • Please note that you will have some pretzels, Jaffas and silver cachous leftover after decorating (perfect for nibbling on as you go!!). 
  • Store the decorated brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days (the pretzels are best inserted on the day of serving). 

Chocolate brownies decorated with candy canes, pretzels, chocolate and jaffas to resemble reindeer.

More Christmas Recipes To Make With The Kids

Easy and fun Christmas recipes to make with kids… from reindeer brownies to Christmas marshmallow pops, a rocky road wreath to reindeer food, a chocolate Christmas house to Christmas balls and more!

Fun Christmas baking recipes for kids.

 

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These cute-as-a-button and super easy Christmas Reindeer Brownies are sure to be a hit at your class Christmas party or end of year Christmas celebration!

Super Easy Christmas Reindeer Brownies

These cute-as-a-button and Christmas Reindeer Brownies are sure to be a hit at class Christmas parties and end of year celebrations! 
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Course: Christmas
Cuisine: kids recipes
Keyword: Christmas Reindeer Brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 reindeers
Calories: 460kcal

Ingredients

  • 150 g butter
  • 275 g (1 1/4cups) caster sugar
  • 75 g (3/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 75 g (1/2 cup) plain flour

Decorations

  • 200 g pretzels
  • 250 g milk chocolate melted
  • 200 g packet Jaffas (or any red coated chocolate)
  • 130 g silver cachous (edible balls)
  • 16 short candy canes

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Place the butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute.
  • Add the caster sugar and cocoa powder and stir.
  • Heat in the microwave on 30 second bursts (50% power) until melted and combined - stirring each time.
  • Allow to cool slightly.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the eggs and whisk until combined.
  • Sift the plain flour into the bowl and mix gently.
  • Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes or until just cooked through (do not overcook). 
  • Leave in the tin to cool completely.
  • Trim any raised edges off the brownie so you have a completely flat square brownie. 
  • Turn the brownie over onto a flat board. 
  • Cut the brownie into 16 equal rectangles. 
  • Cut the pretzels in half using a sharp knife. 
  • Press the pretzels into the top of the brownie pieces for 'antlers'. 
  • Spread melted milk chocolate over the front of the brownie pieces (do a couple at a time so that the chocolate doesn't set too quickly). 
  • Add a Jaffa for the nose and 2 silver cachous for the eyes. 
  • Trim the candy canes with a knife so that you have small straight pieces (approx 6 cm in length). Insert the candy cane into the base of the brownie pieces. 
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Place the butter into the Thermomix bowl. Melt on 80 degrees, Speed 2, 3 minutes.
  • Add the caster sugar and cocoa powder and mix on Speed 4, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 10 seconds. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the eggs and mix on Reverse, Speed 4, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides and repeat.
  • Add the plain flour and mix on Speed 4, 5 seconds. Scrape the sides of the bowl and repeat.
  • Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Leave in the tin to cool completely.
  • Trim any raised edges off the brownie so you have a completely flat square brownie. Turn the brownie over onto a flat board. Cut the brownie into 16 equal rectangles. 
  • Cut the pretzels in half using a sharp knife. Press the pretzels into the top of the brownie pieces for 'antlers'. 
  • Spread melted milk chocolate over the front of the brownie pieces (do a couple at a time so that the chocolate doesn't set too quickly). 
  • Add a Jaffa for the nose and 2 silver cachous for the eyes. 
  • Trim the candy canes with a knife so that you have small straight pieces (approx 6 cm in length).
  • Insert the candy cane into the base of the brownie pieces. 
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
  • Use a rich and dense brownie so that you can easily insert the candy cane base and pretzel antlers. I recommend using this recipe as it perfect for decorating
  • You can buy silver cachous (small edible balls) in the baking section of most large supermarkets. 
  • If you can't find Jaffas (chocolate balls covered in an orange flavoured hard shell), you can use any red coated chocolates or lollies (such as red M&Ms). 
  • Allow the chocolate brownie to cool completely before decorating.
  • Turn the chocolate brownie over onto a chopping board so that the flat side faces up. Trim off the edges.
  • The chocolate brownie can be prepared ahead of time and frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Allow to come to room temperature before cutting and decorating. 
  • Please note that you will have some pretzels, Jaffas and silver cachous leftover after decorating (perfect for nibbling on as you go!!). 
  • Store the decorated brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days (the pretzels are best inserted on the day of serving). 

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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2 thoughts on “Super Easy Christmas Reindeer Brownies”

  1. Food Shot says:

    These are so adorable! Something that will add that Christmas spirit to the desserts of our festive family dinner.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you so much!

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