Christmas hacks: How to turn your favourite bakes into reindeer!

Where would Santa be without his trusty reindeers? The kids are just going to love helping you create these reindeer themed treats which are absolutely perfect for Christmas parties or as quirky food gifts.

These nifty Christmas hacks turn two baking favourites; brownies and gingerbread men, into festive little reindeers in just a few simple steps. They really are as easy as they look!

It doesn’t take much to make these Christmas treats. All you need is your bakes, white, black and red fondant, some pretzels, writing icing – and that’s about it.

Reindeer brownies

Turn our most popular brownie recipe into cute, triangular reindeers. Just cut your cooled tray bake into triangles instead of the usual squares or rectangles and then get decorating!

Roll up some red fondant to make the reindeers’ noses and attach with a dab of writing icing or icing sugar mixed with water. Roll out two small balls of white fondant and then two smaller balls of black fondant and attach in the same way to make the eyes.

Don’t forget the antlers, which are made using pretzels. Just press carefully into the top of your reindeer’s ‘head’ and ta-dah! You’ve made reindeer brownies.

Reindeer gingerbread men

Did you know that the classic gingerbread man shape can be flipped upside down and turned into a reindeer? Turn our easy gingerbread recipe into festive reindeers with a steady hand and some fondant.

Once your gingerbread men are baked and cooled, flip them upside down and add the fondant red nose, white and black fondant eyes and get creative with writing icing to create the ears and antlers. The kids will be amazed!

It really is as easy as it seems to create these two festive favourites in a matter of minutes. And if you want to save even more time, you could opt for ready-made gingerbread men or brownies, or you could use packet mix. We won’t tell if you don’t!

Which reindeer treat is your favourite? Comment below and don’t forget to share your pics with us on Facebook. Happy Christmas!