Brownie strawberry Santa hats

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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

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

Directions:

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.

 

 

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!

If you liked this recipe, you’ll love these:

Brownie truffles

Mint brownies

Peppermint brownies in a jar

Peanut butter brownies

 

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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.

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  1. Karri Reiser posted on November 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm (#
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    Very cute!

  2. Melissa @ Bless This Mess posted on November 11, 2012 at 11:37 pm (#
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    That was easy! Love the addition of some chocolate to this little treat :)

  3. Natasha posted on November 12, 2012 at 2:55 am (#
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    These are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!!

  4. Maria posted on November 12, 2012 at 9:29 am (#
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    Too cute!

  5. Emily @ A Very Sweet Life posted on November 12, 2012 at 9:48 am (#
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    What a cute idea and great for a holiday party!

  6. Camille posted on November 12, 2012 at 10:41 am (#
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    These are ADORABLE and sound devine!!

  7. marissa posted on November 12, 2012 at 11:35 am (#
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    These are SO adorable and they look absolutely delicious too! Might just have to lick the computer screen ;)

  8. heather bell posted on November 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm (#
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    so cute! love them and so simple. thanks.=) bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

  9. Kris, Neighborly Chick posted on November 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#
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    Oh my goooo’ness. These are precious.

  10. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on November 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm (#
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    I can’t get over how cute these are! I’m pretty sure these wouldn’t last long over here. Plus all those brownie scraps? Dangerous…

  11. Tiffany posted on November 13, 2012 at 6:53 am (#
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    These are adorable! How clever! I am thinking of making these – the kids will love them! :D Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. Anna M. posted on November 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm (#
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    Almost too cute to eat, almost.

  13. Claire posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm (#
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    Hi there, thinking of making this for chistmas but dont have a proven brownie recipe. Can you share te one you used? You said ghirardelli. Do you have the recipe? Thanks so much.

    • kari posted on November 17, 2013 at 11:06 pm (#
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      Ghirardelli is a box mix available at most grocery stores.

  14. Heidi posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm (#
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    Adorable, Jamielyn! What a creative way to use the fondant cutter. Pinning.

  15. Amy posted on December 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm (#
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    Thank you so much for this recipe, I tried it today and absoutely loved the result – I even blogged about it if you’d like to see the result on my blog (http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/festive-baking-edible-santa-hats.html) although they don’t look as perfect as yours did!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 17, 2012 at 10:43 am (#
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      They look great!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great holiday.

  16. Sweta posted on October 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm (#
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    Hi…omg this looks amazingly mouth watering… And of course beautiful. I would like to know how many days can you store them? How early can they be made and still look and taste great!?!? Thank you much

    • Jamielyn posted on November 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm (#
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      If you wanted to make them ahead of time, I would recommend making the brownies a few days before and refrigerating them and then adding the santa hat on top the day of. Once they are made, they only really last a day if you want them to look them same! Hope that helps! :)

      • Heidi posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:32 am (#
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        they look fantastic- I’m looking forward to trying them at Christmas.  Do you need to use half and half or is 1 or 2% milk OK?

      • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm (#
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        Yes, it should work the same with 1% or 2% milk. :)

  17. cathy posted on January 11, 2014 at 9:28 am (#
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    my grandchildren loved them ,also enjoyed helping make them :-)

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm (#
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      I’m so glad they loved them! They are such a fun treat for kids! :)

  18. Penny Hanuszak posted on April 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm (#
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    Jamielyn thanks for sharing this awesome little Christmas treat. Your tutorial makes it look so easy. Luv it!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm (#
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      You are very welcome! These were such a big hit at our Christmas party, I will definitely make them again next year! :)

  19. Shawnna Jones posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:33 pm (#
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    Love all of these cute holiday idea’s 

  20. Kathy Mossman posted on December 8, 2015 at 1:04 pm (#
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    I love, love, love this!!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm (#
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      Thank you Kathy! :)

  21. Amy posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:44 am (#
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    How many will one pan of brownies make do you think? 

    Thanks!

    Amy

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm (#
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      It really depends on how many strawberries you get and the size of strawberries. I got a quart of small strawberries and had some leftover brownies. :)