These adorable Santa Hat Brownie Bites are easy to make and so festive. Everyone will love these bite size strawberry Santa hats.

Santa hat brownie bites up close.
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This is one of the cutest Christmas recipes and delicious too. These bite size brownies are the perfect size in a mini muffin tin. The topping is creamy and everything gets topped with a strawberry.

It is easy enough for the kids to help with and they turn out amazing. This treat will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. Feel free to make this an annual tradition!

For your next Christmas Party, make these Santa Brownies and these Christmas Brownies or Christmas Tree Brownies.

Why Make this Festive Treat:

This is an adorable dessert that also tastes delicious. The combination of brownies with fresh strawberries and cream is tasty. Plus, they look so festive for your next holiday party.

Ingredients: 

  • Brownie Mix. Plus, the ingredients to prepare the brownies based on the package.
  • Fresh Strawberries. With the tops removed.
  • Unsalted Butter, softened 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Milk 
  • Vanilla Extract. Pure Vanilla Extract is best.

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Recipe Variations:

  • Reddi Whip. Substitute this instead of icing. It will save a little time and the whipped cream will still be delicious. Just keep in mind it will not hold as firmly as icing.
  • Sprinkles. Top each brownie bite with festive sprinkles. The kids can help with this.
  • White Chocolate. Dip the top of the brownie in melted white chocolate. Then dip in sprinkles. Put the strawberry on top before it sets.
  • Brownie Mix. We used a store bought mix but you can make homemade brownies if you prefer.
  • Frosting. In a hurry? Use store bought frosting in this recipe. Vanilla or cream cheese icing would be great.
  • Gluten free. You can substitute a gluten free brownie mix in this recipe.
  • Baking pan. If you do not have a mini muffin pan, bake the brownies using a rectangular pan. Allow to cool and use a small round cookie cutter to cut circles. Then decorate as normal.

How to Make Santa Hat Brownies:

Step 1 – Make the brownies. Prepare the brownie bites based on the package instructions.  Pour the batter into mini muffin pans. Allow the brownie bites to cool completely at room temperature. 

Step 2. While the brownies are cooling on a cooling rack, prepare the frosting.  Beat the butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Then add the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.

Step 3. Get out a piping bag. Place the frosting in a piping bag or you can use a ziplock bag. 

Step 4. Top the brownies with frosting. Swirl the frosting on top of each of the brownie bites. 

Step 5. Then top it with a strawberry with a cut side down. Then place a dollop of frosting on the top of the strawberry. 

Step 6. Serve and enjoy these festive treats. Make sure to refrigerate until ready to serve.


Expert Tips:

  • Prepare fresh. These are best made and served the same day. You can make the brownie bites in advance to help save time and then assemble them when ready to enjoy.
  • Allow to cool. The brownies with Santa Hats need to be completely cool before decorating or the icing will melt.
  • Strawberries. Use firm strawberries that are not overly ripe for this recipe. They need to hold their shape and not be overly juicy. Pat the strawberries dry with paper towels before using.
  • Ziploc Bag. If you do not have a piping bag, you can us a Ziploc bag. Fill with the icing mixture and cut a hold in the corner. Pipe as normal.
Santa hat brownie bites on a pedestal.

How to Store:

These are best served fresh as the juice from the strawberries will start to break down the frosting and brownie.  You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

How Long Will They Last:

They will last a day or 2 in the refrigerator. However, they may start to lose their shape.

 

More Fun Santa Treats:

We love hearing from you. If you make these brownie bites Santa Hats, please leave us a comment.

Santa Hat Brownie Bites

4.72 from 7 votes
These adorable Santa Hat Brownie Bites are easy to make and so festive. Everyone will love these bite size strawberry Santa hats.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 364

Ingredients

  • 1 Brownie Mix
  • *Ingredients to prepare brownies based on the package
  • 24 Fresh Strawberries with the tops removed
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 6 cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
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Instructions

  • Prepare the brownie bites based on the package instructions.  Allow the brownie bites to cool completely at room temperature.
  • While the brownies are cooling, prepare the frosting.  Beat the butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy.  Then add in the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.  Mix until combined and creamy.
  • Place the frosting in a piping bag or you can use a ziplock bag.
  • Swirl the frosting on top of each of the brownie bites.  Then top it with a strawberry with a cut side down. Then place a dollop of frosting on the top of each strawberry.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These are best served fresh as the juice from the strawberries will start to break down the frosting and brownie.  You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 364kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 7g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 184mg, Sodium 127mg, Potassium 68mg, Sugar 40g, Vitamin A 478IU, Calcium 30mg, Iron 1mg

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