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Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies

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These Santa Hat Brownies are fun for all the family to enjoy this Christmas! They're low carb, keto, sugar free and gluten free!

Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies - a keto, gluten free, and sugar free Christmas party treat for the whole family to enjoy!

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So I first made these Santa Hat Brownies about six years ago! They are SUPER cute and I have no idea why it's taken me so long to make them again and share them with you! The concept itself is not an original one, but it's very easy to make a low carb and sugar free version. There are basically three components:

  • Chocolate brownie layer
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Fresh strawberries

For the brownie layer I used the same base as my Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie Bars. This layer can be made the day before you need the finished dish, which is very handy! I created a new recipe for cream cheese frosting – it's so easy with only four ingredients, but I put it in a separate recipe card to make things easier. Although please note that you'll only need HALF of that recipe for this one. Low Carb Cream Cheese Frosting

And obviously the strawberries are self explanatory! Just make sure you get small-medium ones, as the large ones just won't fit onto the brownie base.

How to Make Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies

To make the brownie, add butter and low carb granular sweetener (I used classic Lakanto – use coupon code “SAFTC” to get 20% off everything in the Lakanto store) to a stand mixer bowl and beat them together until smooth. Add almond flour, eggs, unsweetened cocoa powder, water, and baking powder, and beat again until fully combined.Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies - a keto, gluten free, and sugar free Christmas party treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Spoon the mixture into a greased (or lined) 8×8″ baking pan.

Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies - a keto, gluten free, and sugar free Christmas party treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the center is cooked through. Leave to cool.

When you are ready to assemble the Santa Hat Brownies, make the cream cheese frosting according to the recipe (remember you only need HALF of it!), and spoon it into a piping bag. Set aside.

Place the brownie on a cutting board and use a 1.5″ circle cookie cutter to make as many rounds as you can – I managed 18! Oh and don't discard the off-cuts – they are fabulous on low carb ice cream!

Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies - a keto, gluten free, and sugar free Christmas party treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Pipe a circle of frosting around each brownie base.

Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies - a keto, gluten free, and sugar free Christmas party treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Hull the strawberries (you NEED this handy huller tool!), and level off the stalk end with a knife. Place them onto the piped circles.

Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies - a keto, gluten free, and sugar free Christmas party treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Finally, finish each Santa Hat Brownie with an extra dot of frosting for the hat pom pom.

The combination of juicy strawberry, creamy frosting and chocolate base is absolutely fantastic! My whole family loved them!

Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies - a keto, gluten free, and sugar free Christmas party treat for the whole family to enjoy!

Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies

Low Carb Santa Hat Brownies

Yield: 18 Brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

These Santa Hat Brownies are fun for all the family to enjoy this Christmas! They're low carb, keto, sugar free and gluten free!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. To make the brownie, add butter and sweetener to a stand mixer bowl and beat them together until smooth. Add almond flour, eggs, unsweetened cocoa powder, water, and baking powder, and beat again until fully combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a greased (or lined) 8x8" baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the center is cooked through. Leave to cool.
  4. When you are ready to assemble, make the cream cheese frosting according to the recipe (remember you only need HALF of it!), and spoon it into a piping bag. Set aside.
  5. Place the brownie on a cutting board and use a 1.5" circle cookie cutter to make as many rounds as you can - I managed 18!
  6. Pipe a circle of frosting around each brownie base.
  7. Hull the strawberries, and level off the stalk end with a knife. Place them onto the piped circles.
  8. Finally, finish each Santa Hat Brownie with an extra dot of frosting for the hat pom pom.

Notes

2g net carbs per brownie.

Nutrition Information
Yield 18 Serving Size 1 Brownie
Amount Per Serving Calories 59Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 24mgSodium 7mgCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 0gProtein 1g

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Stephanie M

Monday 23rd of December 2019

This recipe is super easy super yummy I have made it the last three Christmases big hit no leftovers!!

Georgina

Tuesday 24th of December 2019

My family loves them too! Have a great Christmas!

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Barbara Brown

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Eggs are not listed in the ingredient list. But I found my answer in the original recipe inspiration. ( 2 eggs, right?)

Just thought you might want to update this recipe.

Georgina

Thursday 20th of December 2018

Whoooops! Sorry about that! The eggs have now been added!

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