Santa Hat Brownies

New York, NY – By Catherine Petree

SANTA HAT BROWNIES

A new twist on cookies under the chimney; these easy to make brownies are perfect for any holiday party… and oh so yummy!

INGREDIENTS

125g butter, chopped

1 1/3 cups (200g) Nestlé Dark Chocolate Morsels, plus ½ cup (75g) extra

1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups (300g) plain flour

3/4 cup (140g) Nestle Mini Choc Morsels

2 tbsp coco power

16 strawberries, hulled and trimmed

1/2 cup (125mL) thickened cream, whipped

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Grease and line base and sides of a 19 cm square cake pan.

Combine butter, Nestle Dark Morsels and sugar in large microwave safe bowl; microwave uncovered on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 minute; stir. Repeat process in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth; cool 2-5 mins.

Stir in eggs, then flour and then Nestle Mini Chocolate morsels. Spoon mixture into prepared pan, smooth top. Bake 25 minutes, or until mixture is just firm to touch. Cool in pan. Turn out and use a 4cm round cutter to cut 16 square.

Place extra Nestle Dark Melts in a microwave safe bowl; microwave uncovered on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 minute; stir. Repeat process in 30 Second intervals until melted. Drop a little melted chocolate on the cut-side of each strawberry and adhere to brownie round.

Transfer whipped cream to a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle, pipe cream on strawberries.

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