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Strawberry Santa Hats

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Strawberry Santa Hats are an easy and fun snack to make with the kids! With only three ingredients, and a few minutes, you’ll have a healthy snack for the holidays!

strawberry santa hats with banana "bottom" and whipped cream top on wooden skewers

When the holidays roll around, my favorite way to get in the spirit is spending time with my kids in the kitchen.

Whether we’re decorating cookies, making hot chocolate, or coming up with ways to use fresh ingredients to create festive treats, we’re creating memories along the way.

These simple snacks are an easy way to bring some holiday cheer into your kitchen, and get your kids excited about eating fresh fruit!

Tools and Equipment

Recipe Ingredients and Notes

cut strawberries and banana on a cutting board
  • Strawberries: Use 20 large fresh strawberries. I prefer using organic strawberries.
  • Bananas: Use two large ripe bananas cut into 20 slices.
  • Whipped Cream: Make your own easy whipping cream, or buy a pre-made whipped cream at the store. You only need about 1/4 cup of whipped cream.

How to Make Strawberry Santa Hats – Step by Step

Step 1: Cut the leaves off the top of the strawberries in an even line.

cut strawberries and banana on a cutting board

Step 2: Stack one strawberry on top of a banana slice, then stick a sucker stick through the bottom to hold them in place.

strawberries and bananas being assembled on skewers

Step 3: Top each strawberry with a small dollop of whipped cream.

What Makes These Strawberry Santa Hats Healthy?

  • Naturally Sweet: These snacks are made with fresh fruit and no added sugar! They are naturally sweetened.
  • Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, and manganese. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6, manganese, and fiber.
  • Low Calorie: You and your kids can enjoy this holiday treat for just 19 calories per serving! That’s why this makes a great snack or healthy dessert!

Will Kids Like These Strawberry Santa Hats?

These Strawberry Santa Hats are made with kids in mind! They are a fun, cute, easy, and healthy holiday snack, your kids will love making and eating. With fresh fruit, and a small dollop of whipped cream on top, they’re a simple and delicious snack!

strawberry santa hats with banana "bottom" and whipped cream top on wooden skewers

Recipe FAQS

Can you freeze Strawberry Santa Hats?

Yes, you can freeze these snacks! If you choose to freeze them, be sure to tightly cover them in saran wrap, and store in an airtight freezer bag.
Enjoy them within a week, as the bananas will brown over time.

What is the best way to serve Strawberry Santa Hats?

I like serving these snacks on a sucker stick. It’s perfect for parties. They’re easy to grab, and enjoy.
If you don’t have sucker sticks, you can either use toothpicks, or wood skewers.
Another option is to use the whipped cream to help the strawberry and banana stick together.

How to Store and Keep

It’s best to make these fresh, just before you’re ready to serve, as the bananas will begin to brown and become mushy if prepared too soon.

If you have leftovers, lightly cover with saran wrap and store in the refrigerator. Eat within a day.

Top Tips for Making Strawberry Santa Hats

  • Use fresh ripe strawberries. Try to find strawberries that are uniform in size. I prefer organic.
  • Use ripe bananas. With this recipe you want bananas that are ripe, but that have not started to brown. If they are too ripe they are less firm, and difficult to work with.
  • If you don’t have sucker sticks, you can use wooden skewers.
strawberry santa hats with banana "bottom" and whipped cream top on wooden skewers

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strawberry santa hats with banana "bottom" and whipped cream top on wooden skewers
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Strawberry Santa Hats

Strawberry Santa Hats are an easy and fun snack to make with the kids! With only three ingredients, and a few minutes, you'll have a healthy snack for the holidays!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 santa hats
Calories: 19.3kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 20 strawberries
  • 2 bananas cut into 20 pieces
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream

Instructions

  • Cut the leaves off the top of the strawberries in an even line.
  • Stack one strawberry on top of a banana slice, then stick a sucker stick through the bottom to hold them in place.
  • Top each strawberry with a small dollop of whipped cream.

Notes

Top Tips for Making Strawberry Santa Hats
  • Use fresh ripe strawberries. Try to find strawberries that are uniform in size. I prefer organic.
  • Use ripe bananas. With this recipe you want bananas that are ripe, but that have not started to brown. If they are too ripe they are less firm, and difficult to work with.
  • If you don’t have sucker sticks, you can use wooden skewers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1santa hat | Calories: 19.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 0.8mg | Potassium: 63.3mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 2.1g

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