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Here is one of the most adorable holiday treats I've seen yet -- Santa hat brownie bites. I saw them over at Sweet Tooth, and I was smitten. Not only are they colorful and fun but they are delicious too. I promise they will fly off any dessert table.
The best part -- even though they look fancy, they're incredibly easy to make. They take just a few ingredients: Brownie mix (plus ingredients called for on the box), strawberries, and white chocolate chips. You could also try piping some white butter cream icing instead of the white chocolate for another twist. Kids will have a blast helping with these, and what a perfect treat to leave out for Santa.
1 box brownie mix
24 small strawberries
2 cups white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 1 mini-muffin pan
Prepare brownie mix according to box's instructions and fill cavities 3/4 of the way full (I had some leftover brownie mix that I just baked off as regular brownies because I didn't have enough strawberries)
Bake for 25 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean
Let brownies cool and use this time to hull and clean the strawberries
Once cool, place strawberries upside down onto brownie bites
Melt white chocolate in a double boiler and transfer into a piping bag
Pipe a ring around the base and a small dot on top -- work quickly, the white chocolate can dry fast and clog up your tip!
Image via Sweet Tooth