These little Santas are almost too cute to eat.
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
1 dozen strawberries
1 cup whipped cream
a handful of chocolate sprinkles
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.