Easy Christmas Brownies 3 Ways - make the cutest reindeer, snowmen and Christmas trees, all from one brownie mix, plus some frosting and a few edible decorations!
The holidays are in full swing now and things are getting crazy! Doesn't the month of December just fly by? Sometimes I'm so busy that it's hard to just sit back and enjoy everything. Anyone else feel that way?
I made these cute Christmas themed brownies in a hurry and so happy with how they turned out. Do you need a quick treat to bring to a party? Impress your friends with these Easy Christmas Brownies 3 Ways!
I used a store bought mix and canned frosting, plus various candies for the decorations and was able to whip these up pretty quick!
How to Make Easy Christmas Brownies 3 Ways
1) Start by preparing a brownie mix according to package instructions.
2) Line a 13" x 9" pan with parchment paper, letting it hang over the edges slightly.
3) Bake as directed and let cool.
4) Using the parchment to hold onto, carefully life brownies out of pan and place on cutting board.
5) Slice the cooled brownies into triangles. Use the photo below as a guide.
6) Decorate with canned frosting and candies to look like a reindeer, snowman and tree.
I used store bought frosting to make it easier but you could also use homemade buttercream, if you like. This Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe is one of my favorites.
Use a pastry bag fitted with a #16 tip and green frosting to pipe a zig-zag line down your Christmas tree brownie. If you don't have the pastry tip, you could put the frosting in a zip-top bag, cut a small corner and pipe the green frosting lines that way. Add sprinkles and a candy cane stem.
Use brown colored frosting to "glue" the pretzel antlers, candy eyes and red candy nose on your reindeer brownies. (I used red m&m's for the nose.)
For the snowman, frost the bottom half of the triangle with white frosting, the brown frosting at the top. Add a pretzel stick hat, plus icing brown eyes and orange nose.
Which one is your favorite? Comment below with your answer. If you love the Rudolph, you could make them all reindeers. Or make all snowmen or all trees. Your choice.
I hope you enjoy making these fun and Easy Christmas Brownies 3 Ways. Let the kids help. It's a great activity to keep those little hands busy this Christmas!
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Easy Christmas Brownies 3 Ways
- 1 box brownie mix I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup water
- 2 cans vanilla frosting I used Duncan Hines
- 16 small pretzel twists
- 8 red candies
- 8 small candy canes
- 8 pretzel sticks
- food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13" x 9" pan with parchment paper, letting the paper hang over edges slightly. Set aside.
- Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions (using 3 eggs, ½ cup of oil and ¼ cup water). Pour into prepared pan. Bake as directed. (I baked it for 23 minutes.) Let cool.
- Meanwhile, divide frosting into 4 bowls. Color one orange, one green, one brown and leave the other white. (Note: You will need the most green frosting and white frosting. You only need a small amount of brown and orange.)
- Cut cooled brownies into 24 triangles. Decorate 8 snowmen using white frosting body, brown frosing hat and eyes, plus orange nose. Add a pretzel stick for the hat brim. For the 8 Christmas Trees, pipe a zig zag line of green frosting (using a pastry bag with #16 tip or a zip-top bag with a tiny corner cut), add sprinkles and a candy cane stem. Lastly, make 8 Reindeers by attaching two pretzel antlers with brown frosting. Add candy eyes and nose with brown frosting (to make them stick).
- Store covered for up to 3 days.
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