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Santa Brownies – Dunnes Stores

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a time for magic and cuteness and sparkles and most importantly lot’s of yummy, delicious food.

These Santa Brownies are really one of the easiest, cheapest and most crowd-pleasing recipes I have ever made. All of the ingredients can be found in your local Dunnes Stores so you only need to go to the one place! When you have a 3-year-old toddler, believe me, this is important!

The best part, however, is that for every €50 you spend in Dunnes Stores you get a €10 voucher off your next grocery shop. So, if your shopping bill is about the same as mine (€150 per week – 2 adults + 2 children), we are saving €30 every week and our spend only comes to €120!  It is that little bit extra that really helps especially around this time of the year when money can be tight so you really want to get the most for your money.

I can’t wait for you all to try these Santa Brownies and if Oscar’s face was anything to go by your little ones will love them too. Imagine a face of total amazement and these are “DEFINITELY going under the tree for Santa”

There will be lot’s more Christmas goodies over the coming weeks and if you want to make some other healthy treats just click here for all my Christmas recipes in one place.

Ho, Ho, Ho….

Aileen xoxoxo


      • PREP TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 10 minutes

What goes in...

  • Brownies
  • 120g butter (or coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Zest + Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 80g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Frosting & Decoration
  • 150g Dunnes Stores Cream Cheese
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Zest + juice 1/2 orange
  • 24 strawberries

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  2. Add butter, maple syrup, zest and juice of the orange to a saucepan and over a low heat slowly melt.
  3.  Remove from the heat then add the cacao, baking powder and flour and whisk until smooth.
  4. Crack in the eggs then whisk again until they are fully combined and the batter is smooth and creamy.
  5. Spoon into a mini muffin tin then bake for 12-15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave aside to cool.
  6. Meanwhile, beat together the cream cheese, maple syrup and orange juice + zest until smooth and creamy.
  7. Hull the strawberries (take the stalks off).
  8. To assemble the Santa hats, pipe the cream cheese frosting on top of the brownies, add a strawberry (stalk side down) then pipe a little extra cream cheese for the Santa hat.
  9. Serve to Santa with a glass of warm milk (and don’t forget the carrot for the reindeer!).