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Close up photo of square brownies decorated with frosting and strawberries to look like santa hats.
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Santa Hat Brownies

These Santa Hat Brownies are a simple and cute recipe to make with the kids for the holidays! A delicious fudge brownie is topped with buttercream frosting and a juicy strawberry!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 510kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine flour, salt, and baking soda together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, and oil for 2 MINUTES!
  • Whisk in water and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
  • Whisk in the dry ingredients.
  • Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in microwave on 30-second intervals until melted, stirring in between, about 60 seconds.
  • Whisk melted chocolate into the brownie batter until fully combined.
  • Mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into baking pan.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a baking rack to cool.
  • Cut into 9 brownies and pipe a circle of frosting (I used store-bought because you need so little) on each one, top with a strawberry that has had the stem sliced off, then pipe a little dollop of frosting on the point of the strawberry to complete the hat.


Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2.7mg