Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Brownies with Santa Hats


Your family and friends will love all the effort you put into these adorable mini brownies with cute little Santa hats! Just be sure not to mention it actually took very little effort to make. Leave them thinking it took you hours to create something so fun and festive!


- Strawberries
- Betty Crocker whipped white icing
- 1 boxed brownie mix - The recipe called for 1/4 cup of oil. I substituted 1/4 cup of applesauce instead)

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine ingredients (water, applesauce, and egg).  Spray mini cupcake pans with Pam cooking spray and spoon brownie mixture into pans, filling 3/4 way full. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of a brownie). Remove and cool. Cut strawberries stems off strawberries and also a little off the tip. Place strawberry, upside down, on top of each brownie and pipe icing around the bottom of the strawberry. Add a little drop of icing on the tip of the strawberry (hat) as well. If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

"Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed. Brownies make it worthwhile." - Anonymous

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever tried canned pumpkin as the substitute for oil instead of applesauce. It's a tip I learned years ago at a Weight Watchers meeting. I have been doing it ever since. I use that plus just egg whites in any cake/ brownie box mix. It makes the cake/ Brownie very moist and adds fiber too. Great decorating idea! Thanks for sharing!