Make Strawberry Santa Hats for a fun no bake holiday dessert. With only 4 ingredients, this treat is so easy and sure to be a hit.

Santa hats on a plate.
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These adorable Santa hat strawberries make such a cute Christmas Dessert without all the excess sugar. We enjoy creating them every holiday season. The kids love to help make them.

They are similar to Strawberry Santas but without the filling.

Why we love this recipe:

  • Delicious without all the sugar. If you are looking for a festive treat but something less sugary than more cookies, this is a great recipe. It is still so fun and really tasty but with significantly less sugar.
  • Fun and Festive. It is the perfect dessert or snack for parties, movie night or anytime you need a fun treat.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for Santa hats- bananas, strawberries, mini marshmallows and  white chocolate.
  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Mini Marshmallows 
  • White Chocolate, Melted 

Skip to the bottom of the recipe card to get the complete ingredient list and instructions for this fun recipe.

Variations:

  • Brownie. Skip the banana and use small brownie bites for the base.
  • Cream Cheese and Powdered Sugar. Combine a block of cream cheese and ½ cup powdered sugar until smooth. Use this instead of white chocolate on top of the bananas.
  • White Chocolate Chips. Substitute white chocolate chips for the mini marshmallows. Secure them with the same process using melted chocolate.
  • Whipped Cream. Place whipped cream inside a piping bag and snip. Pipe on top of the strawberry instead of a marshmallow. Whipped cream can also be used in between the banana and strawberry.
  • Yogurt. Squeeze yogurt tubes or any type of yogurt on the bananas as an alternative to chocolate. This is a great idea if you are looking for another option.

How to make strawberry Santa hats:

Strawberries with the tops cut off.

Step 1. Prepare the fresh strawberries by cutting the tops off. You want them to be able to lay flat.

Bananas cut into slices.

Step 2. Next, prepare the bananas. Slice the bananas on a flat surface into 16 pieces total.

Icing spread on top of bananas.

Step 3. Coat the banana in chocolate. Just spread a small amount onto each banana slice

Strawberries on top of bananas.

Step 4. Top each one with a strawberry. 

Mini marshmallows added to each hat.

Step 5. Dip the mini marshmallows in melted chocolate. Place on top of each strawberry. 

Close up photo of Santa hat ready to enjoy.

Step 6. Keep making all of the hats. Continue this process until all the Santa hats have been created. Then let the Santa hats rest for at least 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to re-harden.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

You can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.  Just keep in mind they are best enjoyed fresh as they can start to lose their shape.

Can you make these ahead?

These are best served the day that they are made.  I do not suggest making these in advance. The top of the hats will lose its shape and the banana will brown.

This is such an easy recipe that it takes very little time to make. You can make these faster than getting a store bought treat.

Tips for Success

  • Turn this into a fun activity for children. They can make and eat this fun holiday treat.
  • Don’t peel and cut the bananas until ready to use so they don’t brown.
  • Allow the Santa hats to completely set before serving. This takes about 10 minutes and is definitely worth the extra time.
  • Pat the strawberries dry once hulling to remove any excess moisture. This will help each Santa to hold their shape.
Santa hats on a plate.

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Make these fun and festive Santa Strawberry hats. Then please come back and leave a comment.

Strawberry Santa Hats

4.86 from 7 votes
Make Strawberry Santa Hats for a fun no bake holiday dessert. With only 4 ingredients, this treat is so easy and sure to be a hit.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Let Rest 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 117

Ingredients

  • 16 large Strawberries
  • 2 Banana sliced
  • 16 Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 oz White Chocolate Melted
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Instructions

  • Cut the tops off of each of the strawberries so that they lay flat.
  • Slice the bananas into 16 pieces (8 from each banana).
  • Spread a small amount of the melted white chocolate onto each banana slice.
  • Top each one with a strawberry.
  • Then dip each mini Marshmallow into the melted chocolate and place it on top of the strawberry.
  • Continue this process until all the Santa hats are created.  Let the Santa hats rest for at least 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to re-harden and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These are best served the day that they are made.  You can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 117kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 25mg, Potassium 78mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 20g, Vitamin A 11IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 7mg, Iron 1mg

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I’m on a mission to help you create delicious desserts on a budget and do not require a ton of time. Together, we are going to make something sweet that the entire family will love!

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  1. Gma Cheryl says:

    I used p-nut butter instead of the white chocolate because that was l had available but they still turned out yummy!

    1. Carrie says:

      So happy it still worked!