I make these bad boys every Christmas. They are absolutely delicious and very festive… they look just like SANTA HATS! These guys won’t last long and are bound to put you on Santa’s good list.
- 1 recipe of my popular Chocolate Fudge Brownie*
- 1 punnet raspberries or 2 of strawberries (I find that the raspberries are better for getting a consistent bite size and don’t leak red like the topped strawberries)
- 100g white chocolate, I use Whittakers
- 1/2 cup cream
- 75g butter, softened
- 2-3 cups icing sugar, sifted
Head along to my Chocolate Fudge Brownie Recipe and whip up the brownie. Ideally you want to make it 1-2 days ahead as it needs to be cool and this brownie gets better with age. Once cooled wrap up in glad wrap and store until needed (within the week).
Slowly melt the chocolate and cream in a double boiler. Set aside to cool for a couple of minutes. Whilst that is cooling beat the butter until smooth and white then slowly add in the chocolate mixture and beat until combined. Once combined add in the icing sugar 1 cup at a time. Taste as you go to get the flavour to your desired level.
To assemble the santa hats you will need to slice the brownie into squares. Make sure you cut them to the same size of the berries you are using. Note strawberry santa hats will be bigger than raspberry ones.
Place your icing into a piping bag. I used a #22 nozzle for these babies but most piping nozzles would work. It all depends on the style you are going for. Pip circles around the square brownie then place an upside down berry on top. Repeat for all of the brownie squares then add a dot on top of the berry for the pom pom.
Once finished transfer to serving plate and refrigerate until needed. Garnish plate with springs of mint to enhance the Christmas theme.
*Note you do not need the extra broken up chocolate in the brownie with this one as the chocolate pieces will make it harder to slice into slice bite sized squares.