It is the first Christmas recipe of the year!! Can I get a WOOOO HOOOO? No, not quite ready for that yet? Okay, I know it is a little bit early for Christmas recipes, with nearly a month still to go, but if you are anything like me, then you want to get your Christmas recipes and meals planned fairly early. So that is the reason why I am posting this now. And because I really love Christmas. There – I said it!
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I posted this last year, but it was insanely popular and got shared so many times (thank you to all of you that shared it) that I had to repost it again this year for all the new HHH readers and a little reminder to older HHH readers to make these again.
I have seen pictures of these Santa hat brownies all over Pinterest, but after clicking on all of them, they were all made with brownies full of butter and sugar and topped with whipping cream. Whilst I am all for a balanced diet and indulgence every so often, especially at Christmas, I knew I could make these totally healthy, without sacrificing at all on taste.
You may recognise the brownie part of this recipe as my old brownie bite recipe – but I have reworked it a little. These brownies are seriously amazing. I can say that about my own recipe, right? They are fudgy and moist and packed full of chocolatey goodness. You can even make the brownie part of it in advance and freeze until you are ready to make the whole Santa hats. These are no-bake brownies too!
I think these would be a great treat to make with kids. It is very easy to make, there is a messy part, it is Christmas themed and chocolate is involved. With that said, I think most adults would enjoy making them too – I know I did. **Edit – I have had lots of messages from parents saying their kids LOVED these**
Having a Christmas party? Serve up these Santa Hat Brownies to your guests and they will love the festive theme.
How to make Santa Brownies – Serves 12:
Santa Hat Brownies
- 100 g almonds
- 100 g cocoa powder unsweetened
- 150 g pitted dates chopped
- 1 tbsp honey
- 7 tbsp water (maybe more if it is too dry)
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 12 strawberries (top sliced off)
- 13 tsp Greek yoghurt
- blend the almonds until fine.
- Add the dates and cocoa power and blend until smooth.
- Tip into a bowl and stir in the ginger, honey and water and mix well.
- Here comes the VERY messy part, as this stuff will stick to your hands like glue. Divide the mixture in to 12 balls and then form sausage shapes. At the tip of each "sausage", put a hand at each and squash them down so you have a flat top and bottom circle.
- Top each one with a tsp of Greek yoghurt and add the "Santa hat" (strawberry) and top that with a tiny dot of Greek yoghurt.
**This recipe is adapted from Erica’s Sweet Tooth**
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