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These Stuffed Strawberry Santas Just Might Be The Cutest Treat Of All Time– Not To Mention The Yummiest!

Looking for the perfect, refreshing dessert to bring to your holiday party? These strawberry Santas are possibly the cutest things we’ve ever seen and should be a winter party staple! There are so many good things about this treat: it’s a fruit dessert, meaning it’s much healthier than some of your other options and it really adds some freshness to any meal or holiday appetizer/sweet spread; they’re not hard to make–if you can cut strawberries in half, use a hand mixer and squirt frosting out of a bag, you’re golden .. Also, they’re ridiculously cute.

If you haven’t seen or tried these, you should absolutely take the time to make them, as they’re a crowd favorite and you’ll love that everyone is oohing and aahing over your adorable strawberry Santas!

Strawberry Santas

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Use a paring knife to remove leaves and stems from strawberries and create a flat base for them to sit on.
  2. Cut off the pointy, narrow top 1/3 part of each strawberry and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together mascarpone and vanilla extract until smooth and thick. 5-6 minutes.
  4. Gradually add in powdered sugar until you’ve reached desired sweetness and sugar is incorporated.
  5. Spoon frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip (or just use a Ziploc bag with a very small part of the corner cut off).
  6. Pipe frosting onto the cut, top part of strawberries and rest reserved strawberry hats” on top of frosting.
  7. Gently push 2 mini chocolate chips into the frosting for Santa’s eyes.
  8. Garnish with a final dot (or 2) of frosting on the front of the strawberry to act as the button(s) to Santa’s coat and a dot on the top part of the strawberry for the puff on Santa’s hat.

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Recipe adapted from Just A Pinch

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