Friday, November 30, 2012

Santa Strawberries

These little Santas are almost too cute to eat.

santa strawberries

But we ate them all anyway. And then made more, and ate them, too.

I was sent the inspiration from these about a week ago from a friend, and couldn't wait to make them. So yesterday I whipped up a few and surprised the boy when he came home from school with some long-anticipated holiday spirit. They were a hit! 

The best part is they're SO easy to make that he made about a dozen himself later on for our dessert. If a 6-year-old can do it, you definitely can. 

I filled the little guys with whipped creamed, but you can use icing, cream cheese, or anything else on hand that may do. They aren't picky. My only regret is not having fresh, local strawberries to make them with. 

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Santa Strawberries Recipe

Ingredients:
1 dozen strawberries
1 cup whipped cream
a handful of chocolate sprinkles

Directions:

Using a pairing knife, slice the leafy end off each strawberry so they stand up evenly. Then slice the tip off to make a little hat.

Using a spoon or a large icing tip, place a large dollop (about 1-2 tsp) of whipped cream on top of the strawberry base. Plop the little hat on top. Add another small dollop of whipped cream to the tip of the hat to make a mock pom-pom.

Place two chocolate sprinkles in the Santas "face" for the eyes. Using a toothpick, place two very small splotches of whipped cream down the front of the strawberry for buttons. 

You're done! It's that easy. If you don't eat them right away, store them in the fridge to keep them cold. Santa doesn't do well with heat.





34 comments:

  1. very very nice, great idea!!!! ciao, have a nice day

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  2. Someone described these to me the other day, and now I see they are even cuter than I imagined! Amazing!

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  3. Now these are the cutest little things I've ever seen! Nice job.

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  4. These things are freaking adorable!!!! They literally just made my day! Thank you! ~nerdwithtaste.wordpress.com

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  5. So cute! i found you while browsing around tastespotting just now. thanks for such a cute and healthy idea to do with little ones. I don't have children but my sister and friends do, I will share this with them. :)

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  7. amazing santas..gonna try this..happy to follow you..:)

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  8. Super. Duper. Cute. I'm so making this for a party I'm having this coming weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Eeeek! These are so stinking cute! I bet that fruit dip that's made with marshmallow fluff and cream cheese would be amazing in this too (I could eat spoonfuls of that stuff). What a creative idea!

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    1. That's a great idea! I love that dip also

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  10. These are so cute. My grandaughter loves strawberries and also cream cheese icing so this is perfect for her.. thanks.

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  11. I'm going to try these, so cute and yummy. TFS

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  12. These are just too cute for words! I must try them for sure!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, will have to try! What about marshmallows for the head? Only thing is the eyes might be quite difficult then?

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  14. What fun! Can't wait to try these. Thanks!!

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  15. Gonna try these for brunch with the granddaughters. They are going to absolutely love these!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  16. Super easy- grandkids would love them!

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  17. Oh these are so increadibly cute! I cannot wait to make these with the family at christmas

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  18. So cute and so easy!!!! I'll be making these for Christmas!! The grandkids will love them!!

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  19. Instead of whipped cream, you could make little mini-Forgotten Cookies for the body of Santa. Forgotten cookies are just egg whites and sugar, so are much, much less fattening.
    These are absolutely adorable. Great idea.

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    1. How can you eat raw egg whites?

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  20. This is the CUTEST IDEA EVER!!! Thank you so much!!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas season.
    Donna

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  21. Making these today :)

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  22. Looks like I'll be running to the store in a few minutes for strawberries and whipped cream. They're sooo cute.

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  23. Does anyone think you could use aerosol whipped cream??

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    1. Only if you are going to eat them immediately. They will not hold their shape long. The canned whipped cream is not as stable as homemade whipped cream.

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  24. Do these travel well? I want to bring them over to a friend's house but would the top of the hat fall during a car ride?

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    1. If you use whipped cream they should be assembled before eating. If you use icing, cream cheese, or anything more stable, they will travel well!

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    2. Just made these... cute. For travelling, I sent my friend home with a dozen in an egg crate. As and aside, I would use the cream cheese or icing next time for better stability.

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  25. Used aerosol whipped cream and they basically fell apart. Guess I'll try cream cheese icing that should hold up better

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  26. I made these for Christmas too!! Too cute. see my version :)
    http://a-kaleidoscopic-dream.blogspot.com/2013/12/strawberry-santa.html

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