I love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. These Rudolph brownie bites are cute Christmas treats to make for kids. Even grown up kids will love them. It’s okay if you don’t have time to bake brownies from scratch – use your favorite brownie mix to speed up the process. I like to use Ghiradelli’s brownie mix (the kind from Costco) – but you could use any brownie recipe you like. Even if it is from scratch. It’s totally up to you and how much time you have to spend in the kitchen. Now that I think about it…you could probably even use store bought brownie bites if you’re really in a pinch for time.
You have a couple options on how to make the brownies into little round brownie bites. You can either bake the brownies in mini-muffin pans or bake the brownies in a baking dish and cut them into circles with a bite-sized cookie cutter. I used a silicone mini muffin pan so I did not need to pregrease the pan. Be sure to do that if you use a metal muffin tin. You don’t want the brownies to stick to the pan.
I love easy Christmas desserts that are fun for everyone. Be sure to let the kids join in and help decorate Rudolph’s face with candy eyes, red M&Ms noses and pretzel antlers.
How to Make Rudolph Brownie Bites
- Baked Brownies (pre-baked or cut into bite-sized)
- Candy eyeballs (I used the Wilton ones)
- Red M&Ms
- Mini Pretzels (regular size pretzels work, too)
- Chocolate Frosting or Nutella (this is the “glue”)
- Use a dab of chocolate frosting (or nutella) to attach (“glue”) the candy eyeballs and a red M&M on each brownie bite to make Rudolph’s face.
- Each antler is made from one mini pretzel. I carefully broke off a little bit of each pretzel (so the pretzel resembled the number 3). Then, I added a dab of frosting to one end and stuck it right into the brownie, where I thought the antler should be. I did the same thing for the other antler and stuck it into the brownie on the other side. Just do whatever you think looks best for antlers – I don’t think you can really get it wrong.
That’s really all there is to it. Now you can enjoy serving Rudolph-themed brownie bites to your family and friends. Maybe you can even watch the traditional classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer movie while you eat them. (Poor Rudolph!)
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What are your favorite Christmas treats? What holiday desserts are you most looking forward to this year?