Adorable and Easy Gnome Brownie Bites

Surprise everyone by making these adorable gnome brownie bites. They come together in about 15 minutes with just 4 ingredients. And better yet, I tell you what NOT to use…

If you’re not a fan of gnomes, call them Santa brownie bites and put them into your holiday dessert or snack rotation. The best part is that these are so easy to create (no baking), the older kids could make them on their own!

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Our Gnome Brownie Bites make a cute Santa snack for the holidays

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Easy to Make Gnome Strawberries Dessert

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, it is no secret that we are obsessed with anything gnome related. We have so many easy DIY gnomes, desserts like gnome cupcakes for kids, and gnome crafts for kids, we have enjoyed making and bringing to you over the years.

In my book, any recipe or craft that can involve the little one is important. We love spending quality time in the kitchen with my daughter and have been making a ‘thing’ of it since she was very young.

She looked at a pint of strawberries in the fridge and thought they looked a lot like Santa hats. We had a giggle and a quick brainstorming session and this quick gnome recipe came together!

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These brownie gnome bites are an easy snack for kids they will love.

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RELATED READING: Use a Cupcake Recipe for Kids and Make a Gnome the Same Way

Tips for Making This Easy Gnome Bites Recipe

  • When you wash the strawberries for this recipe, pat them dry thoroughly with a clean kitchen towel or a paper towel. Frosting will not adhere to a wet strawberry.
  • Use a plastic straw to put the stem through the strawberry instead of cutting the stem.
  • When filling the piping bag with frosting, place the piping bag in a tall cup or jar or glass. Roll back the bag on either side of the outside of the jar – it makes it easier to fill the bag with frosting.
  • If you can’t find store-bought brownie bites, you can make an easy brownie batter and bake them in a mini muffin tin.

Ingredients for a Mini Brownie Gnome with a Hat

  • Strawberries
  • Brownie bites (I used pre-made but made this brownie bites recipe before)
  • Vanilla or white chocolate frosting
  • Kix cereal (though you could use a blueberry, too)
  • Piping bag with tip

Could You Use Whipped Cream Instead of Frosting?

This is the question I know I will get asked the second I publish these and, because I don’t want to guess, I tried this today.

We had some brownie bites left over, so I popped over to the store before the “big freeze” central Texas is getting tonight. Emergency whipped cream is a thing, right?

Anyway, the answer is a resounding, NO! Do not attempt to substitute whipped cream for the frosting. It was a big mess because the strawberries literally slid off the brownies as the whipped cream warmed.

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Each step for this brownie bites recipe is detailed below so it’s easy to follow. Keep this page open while you are creating your gnome snack. If you would rather have a printable recipe, scroll down and select the print button.

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Add the frosting to the piping bag. Note the rolled-down edges of the piping bag – it really does help.

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Remove the green leaves from the strawberries and stem (we did this in two steps).

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Add the frosting to the top of the brownie bites. We used a star tip for this and the little one dragged it from the outside in or the inside out – there was no rhyme or reason. Have fun!

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Add the frosting to the front of the brownie for the gnome beard. Some looked like triangles, some were just… blob-like.

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Add a single cereal for the gnome nose and a dab of frosting to the top of the strawberry. Display or dig in!

RELATED READING: Free Printable Gnome Candy Holder (Great for a Money Gift, Too!)

Notes for Making This Easy Strawberry Dessert Idea

  • To keep fresh strawberries fresh in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, line an air-tight container with a paper towel. Place the whole, unwashed strawberries on the paper towel in a single layer. Close the lid and remove when ready to wash, cut, and eat.
  • This recipe will not use all the frosting in the can. You can store the unused frosting in the fridge for up to 4 weeks OR make these gnome cupcakes for kids.
  • Wash the strawberries under cool water in a single layer in a large colander. Shake a few times during the rinsing to get the sides covered.

More Gnome Ideas You May Like

  • DIY Pinecone Gnomes with Pattern: Make these Christmas pinecone gnomes as ornaments or holiday decorations. They are a very quick craft and can use up scrap felt, pompoms, and other craft room staples.
  • Christmas Shelf Sitter Gnome with Legs: This adorable memorial or Christmas shelf sitter gnome is made with just a hot glue gun.
  • Gnome Rice Krispies Treats: These gnome Rice Krispies treats are a fun snack to make with the kids. The simple shapes make them an easy recipe and craft.

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Grab a Gnome Brownie Bite or two before heading off to do your homework.
Yield: 16

Gnome Brownie Bites

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Our Gnome Brownie Bites are so easy to make, the kids can even help. These fun snacks for kids are perfect for after school. While doing homework or as an after-dinner treat. This holiday snack would be a great treat for delivery drivers or mailmen. You can make these Gnome Brownie Bites with 4 ingredients in less than 15 minutes. If the kids are home for winter break, this is a fun recipe for kids to create. Follow Sarah at Ruffles and Rain Boots for the complete instructions for this recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries
  • 1 can of vanilla frosting
  • 16 Little Debbie Brownie Bites
  • 16 pieces of Kix cereal


  1. Add the frosting to a prepared piping bag with a small star tip.
  2. Pull off the leaves from the top of the strawberries and remove the stem, but do not cut the top of the strawberry off.
  3. Cover each brownie bite with vanilla frosting, but do not put too much.
  4. Add a small amount of frosting to the front of the brownie bite for the beard.
  5. Add one strawberry to the frosting for each brownie bite with the pointed end up. Add one piece of Kix cereal for the nose and a dab of frosting to the tip of the strawberry.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 369mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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