Christmas penguin brownies are such an adorable and delicious dessert to serve up to your family and friends. You have a fudgy homemade brownie that is decorated with candies to resemble a penguin. Not only are these a fun holiday dessert but they are also great for birthday and Valentine’s day treats.
Cute Christmas Penguin Brownies
I am celebrating the holidays in a fun and creative way this year. One item on that list is these Christmas penguin brownies. Brownies are a weakness of mine. Nothing like that soft and chewy brownie that has a layer of chocolate frosting on top. Add in a penguin decoration and these brownies become irresistible in my eyes.
How To Make Christmas Penguins
The process of making these brownies is a breeze. You have that homemade fudgy brownie, that I then allow to fully cool. Then once the brownies are cool I reach for my cookie cutter. I then make circular shapes, and slather on a layer of frosting and begin decorating. I use all candy pieces so you can eat every piece of the penguin.
We sat down last week and made these as a family, and it was a blast. It did get a little messy with the frosting for a little bit but with some napkins, we cleaned up the mess. My daughter loves to spend time in the kitchen with mom. It is a great way of spending quality time and teaching her how to prepare meals for herself once she is grown and leaves home.
Tips For Making Christmas Penguin Brownies
- Reach for room temperature eggs when you go to make the brownies. A cold egg can harden the butter or chocolate and leave you with a curdled looking batter. Having it room temperature will give you a lot smoother batter.
- I also line my pan with parchment paper. I find this helps to remove the brownies from the pan really easy. When you are doing a recipe like this that needs a cookie cutter you want to try and have brownies hold their shape. Parchment paper makes it easy for removing all of the brownies from the pan.
- Don’t toss out the leftover brownies that you don’t use in the circles. Toss them in a bag or fridge and use them to top your favorite ice cream when you sit down for dessert!
Feel free to get creative with the penguins and make a treat that is not only tasty but fun in the making. Grab some single wrap gift bags or even decorative containers and store your brownies in them for giving to neighbors, co-workers, or taking to your child’s school party.
So there you have it, Christmas penguin brownies. Not much too them but the presentation value of these little brownies is absolutely awesome. Try these out today, and let me know what you think!
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Christmas penguin brownies are such an adorable and delicious dessert to serve up to your family and friends. You have a fudgy homemade brownie that is decorated with candies to resemble a penguin.
- 3/4 C. vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 C. sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 12 oz package of Wilton bright white candy melts
- Large candy eyes
- Orange M&M's
- Mini orange M&M's
- Chocolate frosting any brand
- 3 round cookie cutter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Combine the vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla extract.
- Whisk in the eggs.
- Slowly fold in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Gently lift the brownies from the baking dish and use the 3" round cookie cutter to carefully cut the brownies as close as possible and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Generously frost each round brownie.
- Give each penguin 2 large candy eyes.
- Place (1) small mini orange M&M under the eyes standing up for the penguin's nose.
- Place a white candy melt on the penguins belly.
- Take (2) orange M&M's and place on the bottom edge of the penguin for it's feet.
- Repeat with all the penguin brownies.