Brownie strawberry Santa hats

There has been SO many amazing Christmas crafts shared over the past week. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this fun event. You can find the ultimate Christmas list here.

I’m super excited for the “baking” posts this week. Tune in each day to find new holiday recipes from some the BEST. I’m kicking off baking week with these cute and YUMMY brownie strawberry Santa hats. These are the perfect dessert for your Christmas party. Here is 3 good reasons why you MUST make them this year. ;)

1. They are SO easy and will make your display super cute.

2. Who doesn’t love chocolate strawberries?

3. Your friends will love you. That’s all.

I saw this fun idea on Erica’s Sweet Tooth and knew I had to make my own version. They turned out delicious! They are also really simple to make which is a HUGE bonus. ;)

Brownie strawberry Santa hats

Brownie strawberry Santa hats

Ingredients

  • 1 pan of brownies (made from a mix, I made ghirardelli)
  • small strawberries (tops cut off)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter -softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 TB half and half
  • 1/2 t vanilla

Instructions

  1. Cut the brownies using a one inch circle fondant cutter (found at Jo-Ann's from Wilton). I simply pushed down on the cutter, twisted and lifted it up with a fork. I then pushed the brownie in on the top and bottom so that the circle was flat on top and bottom.
  2. For frosting, combine butter, powdered sugar, half and half, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with a mixer for 2 minutes, or until fluffy.
  3. Next I placed my frosting in a zip lock bag and snipped off the corner. Then I swirled a little frosting on top of the brownie.
  4. Finally, I put the strawberry on and added a little dot of frosting on top to complete the Santa hat.
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/strawberry-santa/

 

The first thing I did was cut the brownies using a one inch circle fondant cutter (found at Jo-Ann’s from Wilton). I simply pushed down on the cutter, twisted and lifted it up with a fork. I then pushed the brownie in on the top and bottom so that the circle was flat on top and bottom.

Next I placed my frosting in a zip lock bag and snipped off the corner. Then I swirled a little frosting on top of the brownie.

Finally, I put the strawberry on and added a little dot of frosting on top to complete the Santa hat. How adorable are these?! Everyone LOVED them! Chocolate + strawberry is my favorite combo, so I will definitely be making these again before Christmas. ;)

Happy Sunday!

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.