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Santa Hat Brownies {Christmas Bites}

Make these quick and easy Santa hat brownies for Christmas, using simple ingredients! These brownie bites are a festive dessert or snack to make with kids.

Yesterday morning, I woke up with this idea in my head. However, I was out of flour and didn’t feel like going out to the grocery store in the cold. I decided to use box brownie mix. I am not sure why people start bashing other people for using boxed mixes. I mean I like baking and making recipes from scratch but I am not ashamed to use pre-made mixes either. They can save so much time and are quite economical these days. Today’s dessert is so fun. Get your kids involved and go ahead and also try these adorable Christmas Tree Brownies {Bites} or something from this roundup of Christmas Food Ideas (For Kids).

Easy Santa Hat Brownies on Green Background

How to make Santa hat brownies?

  1. Cut brownies– Into triangles.
  2. Ice top of the brownie– On the smooth side.  
  3. Spread red fondant– Trim around the sides.
  4. Add sparkling sugar– At the bottom of hat.
  5. Add snowflake sprinkles– On top of the sugar.
  6. Add a white sprinkle ball- On the top of the hat.

Variations for Christmas brownies 

Use royal icing or buttercream icing– Instead of fondant, if you enjoy piping.

Make Grinch hat brownies– Use green fondant instead of red.

Decorate with modeling chocolate– Use red candy melts as your chocolate medium and follow this How to Make Modeling Chocolate {Candy Clay} tutorial.

Use a brownie mix or cosmic brownies – Because this saves time and makes and are great alternative in a pinch.

Try other brownie flavors– Such as Gooey Brownies {Chocolate Cherry Brownies}, Caramel Brownies (With Brownie Mix), or Cheesecake Brownies {Cream Cheese Brownies}.

Try another frosting– Such as Easy Mint Frosting, Caramel Frosting, or Marshmallow Frosting.

Make strawberry hats– Cut round brownie bites and top them with an upside down strawberry. Then, pipe white buttercream ruffles around the base of the strawberry to look like a red hat. 

Mini Santa Brownie Bites on Green Background- Overhead Shot

Tips and techniques for Santa brownie bites

Cool brownies completely– Then cut out the triangle shapes and decorate them with fondant and sprinkles. This allows you to cut clean lines for the proper shape and prevents the decorations from melting and sliding off the brownie.

Don’t use the broken snowflake sprinkles– Sort through the container when you start decorating.

Store bought fondant vs. homemade fondant– Either can be used. Homemade tastes wonderful, but vibrant red colored fondant is hard to achieve at home. 

Use a sharp knife– Because this makes clean cuts on the brownie and fondant for the best presentation.

What kind of corn syrup to use? Any type can be used. You can even use honey.

After cutting the brownie triangles, flip them over to the smooth bottom side– Because this allows the fondant to lie flat on the brownie and adhere smoothly without any bumps

Collage Image With Step by Step Pictures on How to Make Santa Hat Brownies

Storage

Room temperature– Leftovers can be stored in a covered box at room temperature for 1-2 days away from moisture.

Refrigerate– In a covered box for up to 3 days. Please note that moisture in the refrigerator can make fondant decorations sticky. 

Freeze– This is not recommended since the fondant decorations become very sticky upon thawing.

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Santa Hat Brownies

Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Make these quick and easy Santa hat brownies for Christmas, using simple ingredients! These brownie bites are a festive dessert or snack to make with kids.
Yield: 10 Brownie bites

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Use a square cutter to cut out square pieces of brownies. 
  • Use a knife to cut the sides and give your brownie a triangular shape. Make sure one side is more slanted than the other. Flip it over coz we will be working on the back smooth side. 
  • Spread icing on top of the brownie. You can brush corn syrup instead.  
  • Now, roll out red fondant. Place the brownie piece here (frosting side down) and gently press it to stick into place. 
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the fondant around the brownie.
  • Flip it over again and you will end up with smooth fondant covering. 
  • Brush a thin strip of corn syrup near the base of the triangle and toss some sparkling sugar.
  • Use corn syrup to stick snowflake sprinkles on top of the sugar. 
  • Brush some corn syrup on the very top and stick a big round white sprinkle or sixlet candy here. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a covered box at room temperature for 1-2 days or they can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Please note that moisture in the refrigerator can make fondant decorations sticky. 

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 50mg, Potassium: 45mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 149
Author: Abeer Rizvi

4 comments on “Santa Hat Brownies {Christmas Bites}”

  1. Those brownies saved the day! I ALWAYS run out of flour!! Or sugar. Haha!

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