Strawberry Santas

Cheyenne Vollrath Recipe

By Cheyenne Vollrath Countrygirlcooks

4-6 people
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Got this recipe from a Facebook friend and just had to share. Oh so cute and my kiddo's just love them. Fun and festive and so easy that even my 7 year old boys help me make them.


1 lb
large strawberries
1 pkg
(8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
3-4 Tbsp
powdered sugar (or sugar substitute - to taste)
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top, (enough for a hat). Clean out the whole strawberry with a paring knife, if necessary (some of them are hollow already. Prep all of the strawberries and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or Ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill the strawberries with cheesecake mixture.
3. Once strawberries are filled, top with the 'hats.' Decorate according to photo.
4. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Appetizers
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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John Litton johnlitton
Nov 16, 2013
Loved this! That said, when I was visiting the largest Christmas store in Florida which happens to be in Orlando, ... I met a woman there who uses chocolate sprinkles for the eyes instead. I actually liked the look a bit better. I will say, you need to be careful with the paring knife when hollowing out a bit of berry. They will break very easily. The good news is that the waste becomes my treat!
Mariafe Cardenas Montoya mafecp21
Dec 24, 2012
Thanks for the info. I bet I will merry Christmas to all !
Cheyenne Vollrath Countrygirlcooks
Dec 24, 2012
@ Mariafe you use the entire 1 teaspoon of vanilla in the cream cheese mixture. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Jeri Hanson JeriH
Dec 24, 2012
For people who are looking on how to make the strawberry santa eye's .
I found my santa eye's in Wal-Mart in the Art's & Craft's isle , already made up .I think most store's that carry art's & craft's will have them .If you go to Micheal's or Joanne fabric's they should carry them also . Just ask for the edible eye's. You might wanna get a couple of pacages just in case you need them later .I hope this was helpful .
Mariafe Cardenas Montoya mafecp21
Dec 23, 2012
How much of vanilla extract is poured into the cream cheese mix? Thanks! Gonna go them tomorrow so please advise...