If you are looking for a super cute Christmas dessert that the kids will not only love eating, but making too, then give these Santa Hat Brownies a try. Just a few ingredients are needed to make these raw Christmas brownies and then top them with yoghurt and strawberries to make Santa hats. Perfect for a Christmas party.
As soon as Halloween is gone, we start thinking about delicious festive treats. These Christmas brownies couldn’t be any more perfect with their little Santa hats on.
A simple blended mix of almonds, dates, cocoa, honey and festive spices rolled in to balls and then topped with yoghurt and a strawberry Santa hat. Kids will LOVE making and eating these.
Why should you try it?
✔ Just 115 calories per brownie
✔ Vegan option
✔ A healthy Christmas snack
✔ Fun for kids to eat and make
✔ Perfect for a Christmas party
How To Make Santa Hat Brownies
Firstly you want to make the base for these cute Santa hats – the base is almost like the face and you can decorate it as a face if you like. To make the chocolatey base, blend together almonds, cocoa powder, dates and honey with a little water. Then you can roll them in to balls.
Then you can top them with some greek yoghurt, a strawberry and a little extra yoghurt to make a bobble hat.
We have used a simple raw brownie for the base, however you can use any brownie recipe you like. Why not make these super indigent and use your favourite gooey chocolate brownie recipe, cut out little circle and then top them with a brownie hat.
You can add any of your favourite flavours to the brownie base. Peppermint extract will give it a really festive flavour, or you could use orange extract as chocolate and orange go so well together.
We used a little bit of ginger to give these some festive flavour, but you could use a mix of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
How To Store Christmas Brownies
The brownies themselves would stay fresh in the fridge for about 5 days if you made extra of those (roll them in to balls for little raw snack bars), but it is the yoghurt that wouldn’t say fresh as long.
If you have made up the full Santa hat brownies, then they will be good in the fridge for about 48 hours.
- We used almonds to make the base of these brownies, but you could use a mixture of other nuts like cashews and walnuts.
- Make flavoured brownies by adding peppermint or orange extract when you add the water.
- These brownies will keep in the fridge for 2 days.
How To Make Santa Hat Brownies – step by step:
One: Blend the almonds until the are a fine flour texture.
Two: Add the cocoa powder and dates and blend until they are well chopped up.
Three: Tip the mixture in to a bowl and mix with the ginger, honey and water. Mix well.
Four: Using your hands, make the mixture in to 12 balls.
Five: Press the balls down a little to make a flatter top. Add yoghurt, then a strawberry and then a little more yoghurt for the bobble of the hat.
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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**