5 Ingredient Strawberry Santas

This post is sponsored by Naturipe®.

The holidays are here, and that means one thing in The Produce Moms’ kitchens: it’s time for some festive treats! These Strawberry Santas are creamy, fruity, and absolutely adorable. They’re perfect for any holiday party or movie night.

Serve them as desserts after a holiday feast or as a snack while the family opens gifts. Featuring juicy Naturipe® Strawberries, this berry treat will bring a smile to any face this season!

How to Make Strawberry Santas

We made the list and checked it twice, and these Strawberry Santas only require a few simple ingredients. Naturipe Strawberries make up the bodies of these tiny Santas while chocolate chips give them eyes. But it’s the homemade frosting that gives each of them a snow-white beard and pulls together this truly irresistible treat.

5 ingredient strawberry Santas

What makes this frosting so special? We used buttery mascarpone cheese, an Italian cheese that’s creamy and great for spreading. For these Strawberry Santas, we whipped the cheese with vanilla and powdered sugar to the consistency of frosting. This gives the Santas shape and keeps their little hats on their heads!

5 ingredient strawberry Santas

Strawberry Santas

These quick and easy strawberry Santas made with only a 5 simple ingredients.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: party food
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Lori Taylor


  • piping bag
  • hand mixer


For Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup marscapone cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

For Santas

  • 15 Naturipe Strawberries
  • 30 mini chocolate chips



  • In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the mascarpone and vanilla until smooth.
  • Gradually add in the powdered sugar until the mixture is thick and smooth.
  • Using a spatula or spoon, transfer the frosting to a piping bag. Use a small star piping tip.


  • Cut off the leaf-end of each strawberry to make a flat surface. Cut a 1/2- to 3/4-inch piece from the pointed end of each strawberry. Keep for the hats.
  • Place the strawberries wide-side down. Pipe a 3/4-inch-high swirl of frosting on each strawberry. Place the hats on top. Pipe a small ball of frosting on top of the hats.
  • For the eyes, press two chocolate chips into the swirl of frosting, pointed sides outward.



Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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A Merry Berry Treat from Naturipe

Make your holiday a little sweeter with fresh, juicy berries from Naturipe Farms. Even during the winter months, Naturipe berries are delivered fresh from the field to your local grocery store. Their “family of farms” ensures you’ll get the tastiest fruit around, year-round!

5 ingredient strawberry Santas

Naturipe’s global network of family farms are located in different climates in North and South America. Harvest time comes for these farms at different times of the year. That means that somewhere in the Western Hemisphere, your favorite berries are in season!

Want another berry-based snack that’s easy to make? Try these Berry Pinwheels!

Did your guests find these Strawberry Santas delightful and delicious? How did they go over with your friends and family? Tell us about it in the comments!

5 ingredient strawberry Santas

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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