Sweet Eats Series – Strawberry Santas
Here’s another fun idea from our Sweet Eats series. We, at Sweet Retreat Kids, love to encourage family time. Here’s a fun idea that will be easy for the kids to help with. They will love taking them to their class party or displaying them on Christmas morning. Enjoy and be sure to send us pictures of your creations! This Sweet Eats comes from Driscoll’s, who is committed to growing only the finest berries and has been a family owned business for over 100 years. Although any berries and fruits will work for this project, we definitely recommend the Driscoll brand.
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely shredded coconut
12 large, flat chocolate cookies such as Famous Chocolate Wafers
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
12 large Driscoll’s Strawberries, hulled
12 small Driscoll’s Strawberries, hulled
24 Driscoll’s Blueberries
24 mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
24 mini white chocolate chips
For a step by step guide, click here.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in a small, wide, microwave-safe bowl on low setting until smooth. Place coconut in wide, shallow, small bowl. Place cookies in single layer on serving platter.
Combine cream cheese, vanilla and sugar in a medium bowl and mix to create thick frosting (add more sugar as needed if too thin).
Place cream cheese frosting in sturdy, resealable plastic bag and snip one corner off bottom to create disposable decorating bag. Alternatively, use a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip. Refrigerate 10 – 15 minutes or until firm.
One by one, with strawberry tips pointing up and hulled base pointing down, pipe beard shape with cream cheese frosting at center of strawberry. Press strawberry into coconut beard-side down to adhere coconut to beard. Attach hulled end of strawberry to cookie base with a small dollop of melted chocolate.
Dip blueberries half-way into melted chocolate and affix two to each base of berry on cookie to form Santa’s boots.
Pipe cream cheese frosting around strawberry tips to create heads. Use white mini chips for noses and semi-sweet mini chips for eyes.
Send us your photos after trying this crazy fun Sweet Eats! We’d love to see them!
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