Santa hats are one of the most iconic scenes at Christmas time. Whether it's from a Christmas graphic in a shop wiondow or your cousin's choice of head gear at the family feast, we see them everywhere throughout December. Here in Australia, we celebrate Christmas in summer, so Christmas feasts typically involve lots of summer fruit. Strawberries are amongst my favourite and they will always adorn the pavlova and anything else I can justify adding them on to. Along with strawberries, white chocolate is another familiar flavour amongst the desserts. So I figured, why not combine all three?
This dessert is a new take on an old favourite.
To make the chocolate cups, all you need is some mini patty pans. Alternatively, you can use a chocolate mould set designed for the same purpose.
To get the most even finish, it's best to turn them upside down while they dry.
Once the chocolate cups are made, all you have to do is add a strawberry and some cream.
In the end you'll have something that looks vaguely like a santa hat. When whipping the cream, I took it to the point right before it begins to look overbeaten to get more of a rough, fluffy look on the hats.
When I've made chocolate caramel cups in the past I've always used dark chocolate. I found the bitterness of the chocolate essential for cutting through the sweetness of the caramel. White chocolate, being so much sweeter, makes this a very rich dessert. The presence of fresh fruit adorning it is almost essential for cutting through that sweetness.
All up, this recipe made 8 cups. The amount of cups made will depend on the size of the patty pans used. I used some on the larger side of the mini versions, so you may end up getting more out of this recipe.
Here's how to make yours:
Santa Hat Caramel Cups
mini patty pans
You'll find the printable version of this recipe here.
5 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas :: 8 Santa Hat Caramel Cups”
Very tasty looking.
Thank you. 😀
They were very tasty too! Just the right size for a sweet snack.
Best with the strawbs.
Those are lovely. Are patty pans the the cupcake paper cup?