Strawberry Santas are a fun and delicious snack that’s great for Christmas parties, or to decorate with kids. Strawberries are piped with cream cheese frosting to create the cutest no bake holiday treat you’ll see all year!
Why We Love Them
This easy recipe just needs 3 ingredients, and they’re absolutely adorable!
Store bought frosting makes quick work of these, but you can whip up some vanilla cream cheese icing using cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract if you’d like.
How To Make Strawberry Santas
- Wash the strawberries in a medium bowl or colander, then dry well.
- Using a paring knife, slice the stem off of the strawberries. Place the strawberry base on a paper towel.
- Slice the tip off of the strawberry for the strawberry Santa hat.
- Pipe an icing swirl on the large part of the strawberry. Place the “hat” onto the strawberry. Top with a dot of icing for the hat’s pom pom.
- Using black icing or chocolate chips, carefully add 2 eyes.
Tips For Making Strawberry Santas
- Place all cut ends of the strawberries on a paper towel to remove extra moisture. The juice will melt the frosting, and cause it to slide around as you pipe them.
- If a piping bag isn’t available, use a plastic bag and cut the corner out. This also makes clean up super simple!
- If desired, pipe “buttons” down the front of the strawberry.
- If using store bought frosting, place it in a bowl and beat it with an electric hand mixer. This will make the frosting nice and fluffy, and help you get the most out of it.
- We like to use store bought cream cheese frosting to keep the prep to a minimum when decorating strawberry Santas. Homemade cream cheese frosting is a great option, and we love making them with cheesecake filling or even mascarpone filling if we have a little extra time!
- Cream cheese frosting goes well with strawberry Santas, but classic vanilla frosting works too. You can’t go wrong with your frosting choice, as long as it’s white.
- Try using mini chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles for the eyes. This option is great if you’re decorating Santa strawberries with younger kids.
Strawberry Santas should be enjoyed as soon as possible. The moisture from the cut strawberries will begin to bleed into the frosting. If preparing these for a party, make them right before you leave.
We found that they stored for about 24 hours in the fridge. Store them in an air tight container.
More Holiday Favorites
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- White Hot Chocolate
- Creme Brulee French Toast
- Strawberry Panna Cotta
- Hot Chocolate Mix
- 24 strawberries
- 2 cups cream cheese frosting you may not need it all
- black icing for the eyes
- mini chocolate chips for the eyes, optional
- Wash and dry strawberries.
- Using a paring knife, slice the stem off of the strawberry to create a flat base. Place on paper towel to absorb excess moisture.
- Slice the tip of the strawberry off, about 1/4".
- Place frosting in a piping bag, or plastic bag with the tip cut off. Pipe a swirl of frosting on the base of the strawberry.
- Place the santa hat onto the icing. Pipe a dot of icing for the hat's pom pom.
- Using black icing, carefully pipe 2 dots for the eyes.
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