Turn strawberries and marshmallows into the cutest Santa Hat Strawberries. They’re perfect for your Christmas charcuterie board.
For more ideas, check out all of our Christmas posts.
It’s Christmas Eve. And if you’re like me, you don’t want to be making any sort of holiday treats today. But, if you are like me, you still have Christmas baking on your to do list because how far ahead of time can you actually make a Christmas cake?
If you need simplicity, though, go with these Santa Hat Strawberries. They only take a couple minutes to make and look adorable.
Really, it’s all about presentation this time of year.
You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen baking cookies to assure you can have a holiday-themed treat at Christmas dinner. Instead, just go with these simple strawberries that look like the big man. They’re sure to be a big hit.
These Santa Hat Strawberries would be great to give to neighbors or friends this holiday season.
For more ideas of what to give with them, check out our list of Homemade Edible Christmas Gift Ideas.
Santa Hat Strawberries Recipes
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Santa Hat Strawberries Ingredients:
How To Make Santa Hat Strawberries:
Wash your strawberries and cut off the stem. Make sure they have a flat base to sit on.
Melt your candy melts according to the package.
If you’ve never used candy melts before, the easiest way to do this is to melt them in a bowl in the microwave for a minute. Take out the bowl, stir, then put it back at 30 second intervals, stirring in-between, until the candy melts are melted completely.
For more help, check out our Tips For Using Candy Melts post before you start.
Dip the bottom of the strawberries into the melted candy melts.
Then, dip them into the white nonpareils. Set them aside.
Quick side note: For a bit of variation, you can stick some of them in flaked coconut instead of nonpareils. That will give the brim of the hat that fuzziness that you expect from Santa’s hat. Just make sure you’re not giving these to anyone with a coconut allergy.
Put a little dot of the candy melts on a flat end of a mini marshmallow and stick that onto the point of the strawberry.
Let them cool so the candy melts can set.
If you’re feel like taking these up a notch, you could cut small pieces of banana or brownie bites, add a little bit of white chocolate to those, and then sit these strawberry Santa hats on top. The banana or brownie will sort of mimic Santa’s face (and will make these look like a heartier dessert as well).
Strawberry Santa Hats: Frequently Asked Questions
You want fresh strawberries for these Strawberry Santa Hats. If you live anywhere outside of, say, Florida, strawberries are out of season and aren’t cheap this time of year.
But don’t go with frozen strawberries, no matter what you do. Those are too watery, won’t hold up, and you’ll end up with such a mess you’ll be screaming “Nailed it” as you throw your treats in the trash.
You can store these Santa Hat Strawberries in the fridge in an airtight container for a couple of days, but no more than three days.
You can make Santa Hat Strawberries up to three days ahead of time, but no longer than that.
White chocolate chips can be really hard to work with. If you melt them for two long, the chocolate with burn and you won’t be able to make it smooth again. You’ll have to throw it away.
Candy melts are a lot more forgiving. If they start to harden while you’re working with them, you can easily just pop them back in the microwave and they’ll soften again. You don’t have that option with white chocolate chips.
If you don’t like the taste of candy melts, you could use vanilla almond bark instead.
Mini marshmallows sometimes, but not always, contain gelatin. And vegetarians (and, of course, also vegans) can’t eat those because gelatin isn’t always made from vegetarian-only ingredients. So, you can get vegan marshmallows to make these, if you need.
But, if you can’t find those in the store or just don’t want to run out for them, you can just melt some more of the white candy melts and put them in a ziptop plastic bag. Cut a hole in one of the corners (to make it a piping bag) and pipe a dollop of white candy melts right on top of the strawberry.
Be careful to not add too much because then you run the risk of it falling over. But a little bit works. And, if you do that, you can sprinkle some nonpareils (or the coconut flakes, if you used those instead) on top so the top and bottom of the hat match.
More No Bake Christmas Treats:
Part of the appeal of these Santa Hat Strawberries is that they’re a no bake Christmas treat. So, if you’re not a baker or you just don’t feel like adding to the amount of Christmas cookies that are usually on the table, these are a great alternative.
We have some other fun no bake Christmas treats you can pair these with, if you want to put together a full platter.
- Christmas Donut Hole Tree
- Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts
- Chocolate Christmas Fudge
- Chocolate Christmas Tree Pretzel Sticks
- Reindeer Chocolate Bark
- Fresh strawberries
- White candy melts
- White nonpareils
- Mini marshmallows
- Wash your strawberries and cut off the stem. Make sure they have a flat base to sit on.
- Melt your candy melts according to the package.
- Dip the bottom of the strawberries into the melted candy melts, then into the white nonpareils.
- Set them aside.
- Put a little dot of the candy melts on a flat end of a mini marshmallow and stick that onto the point of the strawberry.
- Let them cool so the candy melts can set.
Amount Per Serving Calories 6Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 0g
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