This Strawberry Santa idea originated a couple of years ago when I made a few Christmas themed recipe ideas both for my kids and for the blog.
To be honest, I am not sure if these Strawberry Santas can be called a recipe as such, it’s more of basic assembly instructions, but that is ok!
Why This Recipe Works
- These Strawberry Santas are super easy to make!
- They look great!
- They are healthy!
These Santas actually started their lives as Santa Hats. The kids and my husband picked strawberries in the afternoon and I got all excited. I made what I thought were excellent Santa hats. But as soon as my husband walked in and saw them
- He was like.. “What are you going to use for eyes”
- I was like.. “hats don’t have eyes”…
- He was like… “but they are Santas aren’t they”…
- Then my son chimed in.. “cool mum, Strawberry Santas”….
- And so I was like…”I better add eyes”
Since making these I have since discovered that there are a few versions of strawberry Santas floating around, but many include biscuits or cream cheese icing, so these are a smidge healthier at least.
Ingredients you will need
To make these Strawberry Santas you will, of course, need strawberries, as well as banana, ricotta cheese (or something else for the beard: cottage cheese, cream cheese, coconut yoghurt), and a black gel icing to create the eyes.
Step by step instructions
- Below you will find step by step instructions to make Strawberry Santas, if you prefer you will find a video on this page as well.
- Remove the leaves from the strawberries.
- Cut a nice slice from the base of the strawberry.
Make and Bake
- Take a slice of banana
- Spread with ricotta cheese.
- It can be a good idea to whip the ricotta with a fork or whisk in a small bowl before spreading it, you will get a smoother effect and it will be easier to spread.
- Assemble the Santa: Slice of strawberry on the bottom, ricotta and banana, then teh rest of the strawberry on the top like a hat.
- Use your edible gel icing to add eyes.
Here is how you can make this recipe perfectly every time!
- One tip for the eyes, instead of doing this when assembled, you can stand the banana slices on their sides and draw the eyes on before assembling.
- If you are using ricotta or cottage cheese, it can be easier to spread if you quickly whip these with a fork or whisk in a small bowl.
Healthy Christmas Treats
- Carrot Bliss Balls: Loaded with carrots and oats we call these bliss balss Reindeer Food in our house
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate: A yummy less sticky way for kids to enjoy candy canes
- Coconut Snowballs: An allergy-friendly Christmas treat
- Low sugar Christmas cookies
- Healthy Coconut Ice
Healthy Strawberry Santas
- 12 strawberries
- 1 banana
- ¼ Cup ricotta cheese or alternative: cottage cheese, cream cheese, coconut yoghurt
- Take the top off a strawberry (ie the leaves).
- Slice a second slice from the top of the strawberry
- Slice a disc from a banana
- Spread one side of the banana with ricotta cheese (relatively thickly, as this will become the beard).
- Place the strawberry slice on the serving plate. Add the slice of the banana on top, cottage cheese side down.
- Take the gel icing pen and add 2 dots on the edge of the banana slice to look like eyes
- Place the remaining part of the strawberry on top as the hat. Repeat for as many Santas you wish to make