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Christmas brownies: Reindeer face smiles to all if you slice them right

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Reindeers are very popular during Christmastime. Why not? There are so many of them children know by name. There is Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Of course, just like the song and movie Rudolph was the favorite and most famous reindeer of all of them because of his bright red nose. So it goes without saying that these cute reindeer faced Christmas brownies resemble Rudolph with a bright shining red nose. Then again, you can change out the red candy for a brown one so you can serve up all the different reindeers' too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (19.5 ounce) package of fudge brownie mix
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 large eggs
  • Mini pretzels for antlers
  • Brown candy-coated chocolates for eyes
  • Red candy-coated chocolates for nose
  • 1 (16 ounce) can of chocolate fudge frosting
  • 1 (16 ounce) can of vanilla frosting

Directions:

  1. Prepare brownies according to the direction of the package and bake in a rectangular shaped pan.
  2. Allow the pan of brownies to cool completely.
  3. Once the brownies are completely cooled slice through the brownies down the middle of the pan lengthwise.
  4. Then slice the brownies into triangles doing one half of the pan at a time.
  5. Remove the triangles and place them upon clean and parchment lined sheets with enough space between them for your hands to work the icing.
  6. Using the chocolate icing; spread a thin layer over the cut sides of the brownies.
  7. Then add a little dollop of chocolate icing in each corner and attach the antler pretzels.
  8. Place a small circle of chocolate icing just up from the point of the triangle and attach the red candy-coated chocolate piece to create the reindeer nose.
  9. Next use the vanilla icing to make the whites of the eyes and attach two brown candy-coated chocolate pieces so your reindeer brownie can see with their new eyes.
  10. Enjoy!

Suggestions:

  • When you slice them right you should yield approximately 25 reindeer brownies.
  • There will be lots of icing/frosting left-over. Refrigerate the remaining amount and make plans to bake some cupcakes or a cake the following weekend with the excess frosting.

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Jackson residents can shop at any of these local grocery stores: Pick’n Save or Wal-mart for all the ingredients needed for this recipe.

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