Santa Strawberries

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Can you believe it? A Christmas-y treat that is actually fairly healthy for your kids!

When I saw a photo of some strawberries decorated much like this, I knew I had to give it a try. But I wanted something that would be easy for my kids to do (no special piping tools required). And I am on a budget and live out in the country, so it couldn’t include any fancy ingredients!

After experimenting and consulting with the resident six year old, we settled on ingredients and a quick (though sometimes messy) assembly process. We do seem to enjoy recipes around here that give us an excuse to lick our fingers!

When you assemble these little guys, work fast and serve them right away.

Ingredients

1 lb fresh strawberries
canned whipped cream (keep in the fridge until just before you need it)
sprinkles

Santa Strawberry ingredients - Build A Menu

Wash the strawberries and slice off the green tops. Make sure you cut straight, as this side will be the bottom of the Santas.

Cut strawberries - Build A MenuFor each strawberry: About 1/3 of the way from the point, slice the strawberry in two. The pointed side will be the hat.

Sliced strawberry - Build A MenuPlace the bigger piece of strawberry on your tray or board, large side down. Shake the whipped cream canister very well and angle the canister almost upside down so that the cream is very stiff when it comes out (you might want to practice on a plate first).  Spray some cream on the top of the strawberry.

Squirt cream - Build A MenuDab a little cream on the tip of the pointed side and place carefully on the large piece of strawberry. It was easier for our little guy to scoop a tiny bit off the board than to squeeze a tiny bit on the hat. Now if we had wanted a white hat…!

Strawberry Top - Build A MenuChoose two matching sprinkles and insert them into the cream for eyes (Mr. Green Eyes naturally wanted his Santa strawberries to look like him!)

Green Eyed Santa - Build A MenuServe these cuties immediately. You may have to referee! In our house there was a lot of delicious math going on as the kids figured out how many each one could have. And no leftovers!

 

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Santa Strawberries
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Recipe type: Cooking With Kids
Cuisine: dessert
Serves: 4-6
 
Cute Santa strawberries are a little healthier than your average Christmas treat.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • canned whipped cream
  • sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry the strawberries and slice off the green tops. Make sure you cut straight as this side will be the bottom of the Santas. Keep the whipped cream in the fridge until right before you need it.
  2. For each strawberry: About ⅓ of the way from the point, slice the strawberry in two. The pointed side will be the hat. Place the bigger piece of strawberry on your tray, large side down. Shake the whipped cream canister very well and angle the canister almost upside down so that the cream is very stiff when it comes out (you might want to practice on a plate first).
  3. Spray some cream on the top of the strawberry. Dab a little cream on the tip of the pointed side and place carefully on the large piece of strawberry. Choose two matching sprinkles and insert them into the cream for eyes. Serve immediately.

 

Happy Cooking!

Patti & The Build A Menu Team

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» Karee
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said: { Dec 11, 2012 - 11:12:10 }

So cute, Patti! I know my kids are going to have a great time making AND eating these. FUN!



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