While perusing the foodie blog scene, I came across these cute little treats that I couldn’t wait to make for the annual girl’s holiday dinner I host (which took place last night).  As I brought the tray to the table, they got a similar reaction as to what you would expect a group of ladies would sound like if I just brought out a little puppy dressed in a sweater.  The whole arrangement is rather simple to do and you can change up the base if you want to do something different than brownies- just place a “santa hat” on top of your favorite mini treat and you have yourself a holiday hit!

Print Recipe Here


  • Brownie Mix
  • 4 oz Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Egg Substitute
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Pint Strawberries, tops cut off
  • 1 container White Frosting (I used Classic Vanilla)
  • Cooking Spray

You will also need a plastic baggie that seals and a mini muffin tin


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Combine  apple sauce, water, and egg substitute in a large bowl and stir. 
  3. Add in brownie mix and whisk until ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Fill muffin tins about 3/4 of the way with batter.  Bake for 22-25 minutes.  Remove and let cool.
  5. Place brownie bites on a plate and prepare frosting “bag” by filling a sandwich baggie with frosting. Seal well, cut the tip of one corner.
  6. Pipe the frosting in the shape of a circle on top of each brownie.  Add a strawberry on top.  Pipe out a small amount of frosting on top of strawberry to make the tip of the hat.

Refrigerate until serving (if frosting gets too warm strawberries will start to slide).

Makes approx. 24 bites