Strawberry Santas

Cheyenne Vollrath Recipe

By Cheyenne Vollrath Countrygirlcooks

4-6 people
15 Min
45 Min

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.

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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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Shirley Jackson spearjack
Nov 15, 2012
How are the eyes made?
Tina Swain WisMs
Nov 15, 2012
Are the eyes black sesame seeds? Is that your own picture?
barb weinschenk mysticbarb
Nov 17, 2012
try chocolate sprinkles (jimmies) for eyes - kids like em better
Debbie Curry drcurry2003
Nov 21, 2012
I used raisins. I just cut them in half, so they would be smaller. The kids LOVED them!
Mika Bish MikaBish
Nov 23, 2012
Such a playful recipe, thank you for sharing it with us!

To the person or persons responsible for updating this site, please remove the apostrophe from the title Strawberry Santa's -- this is grammatically incorrect. It should read Strawberry Santas (the term is not possessive).
Lyndal Buckley MrsBucko
Nov 24, 2012
Love this recipe, just finished making them with my daughter, but the Aussie summer heat 30 degree Celsius meant we had to keep putting the mixture back in the fridge during the process, which meant it was a bit more fiddly but so worth it. Can't wait to serve it to our friends tonight and get them into the festive spirit.
Cheyenne Vollrath Countrygirlcooks
Nov 28, 2012
@ Tina no the picture is not my own I got it from my friend who gave me the recipe. I used chocolate chips for the eyes which made them a little bigger but I like barbs suggestion of using chocolate sprinkles. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing it Barb
Cheyenne Vollrath Countrygirlcooks
Nov 28, 2012
@ Mika you must be a teacher. I was actually in a hurry when I posted this recipe but you are correct the title WAS grammatically incorrect. So noted and changed.
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...
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 .
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.
Mariafe Cardenas Montoya mafecp21
Dec 24, 2012
Thanks for the info. I bet I will merry Christmas to all !
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!