Santa Strawberries

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Christmas doesn’t have to be complicated. You can make these adorable Santa strawberries in minutes. Everyone will think they’re so cute! Show them that you thought of them enough to make something homemade and festive. Kids love making these too! I can picture these on waffles, pancakes, at a dessert table, or even a breakfast buffet.

Contains dairy OR coconut.

Links You May Need:

Sweetened Whipped Cream Recipe

or

Coconut Whipped Cream

or

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Filling with Sugar-Free Option

This recipe is available to everyone.

Santa Strawberries

For a fast and festive Christmas dessert or snack at an appetizer table, these Santa strawberries are the perfect addition. They are naturally gluten free.
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Ingredient Keyword coconut whipped cream, strawberries, whipped cream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 (or as many as you make)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Frozen defrosted or fresh strawberries, rinsed with cold water, stems sliced off
  • 1 recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream see above link
  • 2 tablespoons Ghirardelli Premium Chocolate Chips 60% Cocoa or dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips (Enjoy Life or Kirkland: white bag)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable shortening (Organic Spectrum), more for Enjoy Life, Kirkland, Nestle's etc,

Instructions

  1. Make the homemade whipped cream; set in the refrigerator until needed.
  2. Place the flat side of each strawberry, where the stem was sliced off, face down. Slice off the tip to use for a Santa hat. Pipe dollops of whipped cream on top. Top with the tip/Santa hat. Pipe a tiny dot of whipped cream on top of the hat to create a pom-pom.

  3. Melt 1 or 2 tablespoons of high-quality milk or dark chocolate in a small bowl or cup. (If you're using chocolate chips, add about 1/2 teaspoon of organic shortening to the chocolate prior to melting in the microwave in 10 to 20-second intervals. Allow the chocolate to cool a bit. Transfer to a piping device or bag, fitted with a tiny plain writing/decorating tip, and pipe out tiny little eyes, just under the hat. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Tips

Dairy-Free Version:

Use the coconut whipped cream recipe for dairy-free or vegan.

 

Brand of Chocolate:

When chocolate chips contain gums and other thickeners to keep their shape, they do not melt well. You’ll end up adding more shorteneing, which makes the chocolate softer when at room temperature. Since you don’t have to hold this chocolate, it still works out well for this recipe.

 

Sugar-Free Version:

Make the sweetened cream cheese filling in the sugar-free cheesecake stuffed strawberries recipe. See above link.

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