Santa hat brownies are completely adorable, but so stinkin' easy to make. You've got to make them for your holiday party!
I don’t know about you, but it is hard for me to avoid treats during the holidays. Everything is just so tempting, and when you throw in all the happy feelings from the carols and decorations… well, let’s just say the yoga pants get a lot of use this time of year.
These cute little Santa hat brownies are one of the treats that are irresistible for me. I don’t even feel bad about enjoying them, because they’re the perfect small size that calms my sweet tooth and they feature yummy fresh berries. Who can resist fresh fruit in the dreary, cold days of winter? Not this girl.
It doesn’t hurt that Santa hat brownies are crazy easy to make, too! While I made my brownies from scratch, you could totally use a box mix to save some time if you don’t want to bother with melting the butter and chocolate. The hardest part of the whole process is piping on the whipped cream, and let me tell you, if I can do it calmly while a hungry 7-year-old is dancing right behind me and trying to grab at the brownies, you can do it too.
If you don’t have a piping bag and tip (I used the number 16 star tip) you can hack one by cutting a small corner off a plastic zipper bag and pipe that way. You can also just use a spoon to dollop the whipped cream on top of the brownie, and then set the fruit on top. It might not look as fancy that way, but it will be just as delicious!
In case you don’t have a mini muffin tin, you can follow the same recipe and bake the brownies in an 8x8 square pan for about 25 minutes, then cut out rounds using a small biscuit cutter.