Penguin Brownies: Easy & Kid Friendly Winter treat

Looking for an easy & kid-friendly baking project? These cute little penguin brownies make perfect holiday time treats or make them for a penguin themed party.

Easy to make and easy to decorate with just a few items (kids will love helping!). The directions include a recipe for making your brownies from scratch but you can use a boxed mix if you want to make it even easier!

Penguin brownies

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 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
penguin brownie ingredients

Decorating Supplies

With this recipe, you’ll end up with about 6 penguins. If you want to make a larger flock of penguins you’ll need to make a few batches of brownies. You’ll have plenty of brownie scraps to eat as well!

How to make Penguin Brownies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Whisk in the eggs.
  4. Slowly fold in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Cut your brownies into circles using the cookie cutter or a glass. Gently remove the circles to your lined baking sheet.
  10. Generously frost each round brownie.
  11. Give each penguin 2 large candy eyes.
  12. Place (1) small mini orange M&M under the eyes standing up for the penguin’s nose.
  13. Place a white candy melt on the penguin’s belly.
  14. Take (2) orange M&M’s and place on the bottom edge of the penguin for its feet.
  15. Repeat with all the penguin brownies.
  16. Eat the leftover brownie scraps!
Penguin brownies collage

*Recipe makes approximately 6 Christmas Penguin Brownies with plenty of decorative pieces left for more.

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Yield: 6 brownies

Penguin Christmas Brownies

penguin brownies on plate

These cute penguin brownies are the perfect winter treat for home or a bake sale. Kids will have fun helping to decorate them!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Brownie Ingredients

  • 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

Decorating

  • 3" round cookie cutter
  • 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

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
    2. Combine the vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until combined.
    3. Whisk in the eggs.
    4. Slowly fold in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
    5. Pour the batter into the baking dish spreading to create an even layer.
    6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
    8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    9. Use a 3" round cookie cutter to cute the brownies into circles. Gently remove them from the pan to the lined baking sheet.
    10. Generously frost each round brownie.
    11. Give each penguin 2 large candy eyes.
    12. Place (1) small mini orange M&M under the eyes standing up for the penguin's nose.
    13. Place a white candy melt under the nose to create the penguin's white belly.
    14. Take (2) orange M&M's and place on the bottom edge of the penguin for its feet.
    15. Repeat with all the penguin brownies.

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