To get you in the festive spirit the brilliant Briony May shares another one of her yummy recipes. This time, it’s Reindeer Brownies!

Briony's Reindeer Brownie Recipe

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Reindeer Brownies

Ingredients

Brownies

300g golden caster sugar

100g soft dark brown sugar

225g unsalted butter, melted

60g cocoa powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

1 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)

4 large eggs

225g plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

100g chocolate chips

To decorate

150g plain chocolate

18 pretzels

9 red M&Ms, glacier cherries or smarties

18 edible eyes

Edible glitter

Method

1. Oven on to 180°C fan/ 200°C for non-fan assisted ovens. Grease and line a rectangular baking tray (roughly 25x35cm).

2. Place all brownie ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined. Tip into prepared tray. Bake for 30 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin.

3. Break up the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Place in the microwave in 30-second bursts until melted and smooth. Spread the chocolate evenly over the top of the brownies still in the tin. Chill for 10 minutes.

4. Cut brownies into 9 equal squares. Press 2 pretzels onto the top corners of each square for the antlers, 2 eyes and a red M&M/glacier cherry/a red smartie in the middle for a nose. Sprinkle with edible glitter.