Simple Strawberry Santa Hats Dessert Recipe Will Save the Day by Donna John

Simple Strawberry Santa Hats Dessert Recipe Will Save the Day

Need a quick Christmas treat? Just two ingredients will help you turn a box of your favorite cake or brownie mix into a festive holiday sweet everyone will enjoy – including Santa. These strawberry Santa hats are simply cake or brownie squares topped with whipped cream and a strawberry hat. Genius!

You can make homemade whipped cream for this holiday recipe, or make it even quicker by using a tub of non-dairy whipped topping. Be sure to remove the stems from the strawberries before putting them on Santa's head. These are fun for holiday get-togethers, classroom parties or just for snacking at home. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes (approximately)

Total Time: 40 to 50 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 box (15 ounces) brownie mix or chocolate snack cake mix, plus ingredients to make it
  • strawberries, stems removed
  • Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Bake brownies or chocolate snack cake according to package directions. Cool completely. Cut into squares.
  2. Pipe or spoon a circle of whipped cream on each square.
  3. Top with a strawberry, large side down.
  4. Pipe or spoon a small dollop of whipped cream to complete Santa’s hat. 

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Elisa Schmitz
OMG, so cute and delish! You'll look like you baked all day, in no time at all. Thanks, Donna John!
Adorable! Great idea. 🍓

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