Bite-Sized Christmas Desserts

Looking for something easy to bake this holiday season? Even something cute? Check out these two simple recipes:

Santa Hats

Ingredients:

  • 125g butter, chopped

  • 1 1/3 cups (200g) NESTLÉ Dark Melts, plus ½ cup (75g) extra

  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour

  • 3/4 cup (140g) NESTLÉ Mini Choc Bits

  • 16 strawberries, hulled and trimmed

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

 

Directions:

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

  1. Combine butter, NESTLÉ Dark Melts 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.

  1. Stir in eggs, then flour and then NESTLÉ Mini Choc Bits. 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 rounds.

  1. Place extra NESTLÉ 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.

  1. Transfer whipped cream to a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle, pipe cream on strawberries to mate Santa hat pom poms and trimming.

 

Grinch Kabobs

Ingredients:

  • Toothpicks

  • Green grapes

  • Sliced bananas

  • Sliced strawberry ends (to look like Santa’s hat)

  • Mini marshmallows

Directions:

  1. Stack toothpicks starting with a green grape (stem side through the toothpick), then a slice of a banana, the slice of a strawberry (pointy end last), then a mini marshmallow (looks like the puffy end of Santa’s hat).

  2. Eat fairly soon after or the bananas will go bad quickly!

 

Thanks to http://fun2bfrugal.com for the recipes!