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Best Santa Belly Brownies are plump and round, just like Santa’s belly! They’re made using muffin tins to get the most perfectly round and plump brownies. They’re festive, cute and PERFECT for Christmas parties, holiday baking get-togethers, teacher gifts and neighbor holiday gifts.
Why are these the Best Santa Belly Brownies? First, they’re not only round but, they’re “plump” as Santa’s belly would be and they’re decorated in a simple way to show that Santa has a sweet tooth. Wink wink. Don’t we all?
With just a few simple decorating steps, I’ll show you exactly how to make these Santa brownies so they come out perfectly round without wasting any brownies using cookie cut outs. This is a really fun baking project to do with your kids. Plus, it’s much faster to decorate these brownies when you have help from your little cute elves.
I used Duncan Hines® Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix to make this cute Santa brownie recipe because it’s delicious, convenient and very affordable. It only takes four ingredients to make the brownies which is a big time saver, especially around the holidays.
When you make a batch of these delicious, fudge brownies you’ll be salivating while you taste the fudge in every bite! Note: Use two eggs for fudge-like brownies and three eggs for cake-like brownies. Fudge-like are my favorite though…just sayin!
I bought my Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix at Walmart for one dollar per box! It’s so easy to make with few ingredients. My son loves cracking the eggs and pouring the oil and water into the brownie mix.
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- Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
- 2 or 3 eggs (2 for fudge-like brownies & 3 for cake-like)
- red icing
- black icing
- yellow icing (you may use yellow sprinkles too)
- oil cooking spray
Baking Tools Needed:
- 2 – 12 chamber muffin tins
- icing spreader (for red suit)
- wider decorating tip (for black belt)
- fine decorating tip (for belt buckle)
- toothpick (to fix errors and cut icing)
Tips and Ideas:
- If you’d like bigger brownies, put all of the batter in one 12 chamber muffin tin but, don’t overfill the tin. You still have to leave room for them to rise. This enables you to have more brownie and fewer icing tubes which are expensive. The icing costs way more than the brownies!
- You may use red, black, white and yellow fondant instead of icing.
- You may make Duncan Hines cupcakes (red velvet would be perfect) as an alternative using the same decorating techniques described here.
Go out to your local Walmart and get Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix, icing and other supplies you need to make these adorable Santa Belly Brownies for Santa. He’ll know you made them just for him! Plus, it’s so much fun to make them with your kids so let’s get baking!
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You may also like Fudgy Peppermint Brownies that you can make with Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie mix.
Best Santa Belly Brownies
- 1 box Duncan Hines® Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup corn oil or vegetable or canola oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 12 oz red icing
- 4 oz black icing
- 2 oz yellow icing
- First, preheat oven to 350.
- Meanwhile, prepare brownie batter. In a large mixing bowl add: brownie mix, eggs, oil, and water. Stir until well combined.
- Next, oil spray two 24 cupcake/muffin tins.
- Then, evenly pour brownie batter into each cupcake chamber about 1/2 way full.
- Next, Bake brownie batter for 25-30 minutes. Check with a toothpick in the center of the brownie. If it comes out clean, they're done. Let cool and prepare your decorating station.
Santa Belly Brownies decorating
- First, remove any lifted brownie particles off of the top of the brownies so it doesn't mix in with the icing.
- Then, spread a thick layer of red icing on top of each brownie. Scrape off the top with a spreader or knife to make it flat while at the same time following the curves of his belly. Be careful to reach the ends of the top surface without going down the sides.
- Next, squeeze white icing vertically down the middle of the brownie.
- Then, squeeze the white icing along the bottom of the brownie almost to a semi-circle.
- Next, squeeze one line/band of black icing in a curve, as shown in picture, from one side to the next.
- Then, make a yellow belt buckle by drawing a rectangle on the black band.
- Use a toothpick to scrape off imperfections, cut off icing that overlaps onto the brownie sides, and flatten the black icing.
Storage:Store brownies, covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for maximum freshness. Freeze in freezer bags up to six months.
Prep Time:If one person decorates the brownies, it may take longer than 35 minutes depending how meticulous he/she is. Whereas, an artistic person may take fewer minutes to do the work. I suggest making this recipe with with two people if time is a concern.