The dental school had a holiday party last night and in one of the emails concerning the party they said “Feel free to bring a dessert if you like to bake”. Even though I got this message the night before, I put my game face on and got creative with the ingredients I already had in the apartment. Since our winter break starts at 12PM today (wahooooooo!), I had a lot of strawberries to eat before I left and knew I could put the little ones to good use:
So cute, and so so easy. I highly recommend you to bring these to any holiday party in the coming days. Your friends and family will go crazy for them, I know mine did! Check out this picture my friend Alyssa snapped about 15 minutes after we arrived at the party (note the clear cake plate I had the Santa hats on):
Those cookies in the back right were mine too, and they were definitely delicious, but not as visually enticing as these adorable santa hats. I’ll be sure to share the recipe for those molasses-gingerbread cookies later! Apparently everyone really, really likes strawberries, most of the chocolate covered strawberries are gone too. Unfortunately they are quite expensive this time of year, but I recommend splurging once and impressing your guests!
Did I mention how easy these were yet? Bake some brownie mix in mini muffin tins, top them with strawberries, and decorate with piped melted white chocolate or buttercream. Beautiful and impressive, go make them now!
Santa Hat Brownie Bites
Adapted from The Crafty Kook
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!
2 weeks off from school = lots and lots of baking, keep checking back for yummy recipes!