These cheesecake stuffed Easy Strawberry Santas will be the hit of the party. Make this decadent no bake recipe for a festive treat.

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Strawberry Santas taste great and look so festive. They are easy to make and absolutely adorable! It is a great Christmas Dessert to serve for healthy treats but still enjoy something sweet and festive.

The kids love Santa themed treats and I also make Santa Hat Brownie Bites Recipe and Santa Hat Cupcakes.

What are Santa Strawberries?

Each strawberry is shaped into the cutest Santa and the creamy filling is so decadent. It is a tasty dessert that isn’t too heavy and looks adorable. The entire recipe comes together fast without much work.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Strawberry santas.
  • Large fresh Strawberries 
  • Cream Cheese, softened 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Mini Chocolate Chips 

Find the complete ingredient list and Strawberry Santas recipe at the bottom of the post.

Variation ideas

  • Regular frosting. Substitute vanilla frosting or cream cheese frosting on top and in between instead of cream cheese filling.
  • Whipped Cream. Try using whipped cream instead of the cheesecake mixture. Keep in mind this option will not hold us as well as other fillings. When using this method, they should be eaten right away.
  • Eyes. You can use candy eyes instead of mini chocolate chips. Another idea is to use a dollop of decorator icing to make the eyes.
  • Seasonal. This can easily be enjoyed year round by eliminating the Santa details. It is a yummy treat any time of the year.
  • Dairy free. If you need a dairy free option, use dairy free cream cheese to make the cheesecake filling.
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How to make Strawberry Santas with cream cheese filling

Strawberries on cutting board.

Step 1. Prepare the strawberries and make sure they are clean. Cut the stems off.

Strawberries on cutting board with tops cut off.

Step 2. Next, cut a small portion off the top of each of the strawberries for the Santa hats. Dry the berries so the filling does not slide off later.

Cream cheese mixture in bowl.

Step 3. Combine the filling using a large mixing bowl. Beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.  

Mixture in piping bag on strawberry.

Step 4. Place the cream cheese mixture into a piping bag with a tip. Pipe the mixture on top of the flat berry tops. You want to create a large upward swirl with the cream cheese mixture.  

Strawberries being garnished with filling on top.

Step 5. Carefully top each strawberry with the reserved strawberry tops.  

Chocolate chips added to each strawberry.

Step 6. Garnish each Santa. I used the smallest piping nozzle to pipe some of the cream cheese mixture on top of the strawberry hats and on front for the button. Finally, use tweezer to add the mini chocolate chips to make the face.

FAQ’s

How to store?

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

Make sure to keep them in the fridge until ready to serve. Otherwise, they will lose their shape.

Can you freeze this recipe?

I do not recommend freezing as the strawberries. They will get watery when thawing and drip onto the frosting.

Tips for Santa Strawberries:

  • Room temperature cream cheese. The filling will be easier to cream and result in a smoother texture if room temperature. It will also be easier to pipe.
  • Piping bag. If you do not have one, use a ziplock bag. Simply add the filing to the bag and cut the tip off the corner. Pipe as normal.
  • Fresh Strawberries. It is a must to use fresh berries in this recipe. Frozen can’t be used as it will be mushy and not hold its shape.
  • Serve immediately. This dessert can’t be made in advance. They will turn into a mess and not look pretty. Plan to make and serve these right away.

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Santa Strawberries

4.72 from 7 votes
These cheesecake stuffed Easy Strawberry Santas will be the hit of the party. Make this decadent no bake recipe for a festive treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 99

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Clean the strawberries. Cut the steam side off the strawberries to make a flat surface on one side of the strawberries. 
  • This cut off the top ⅓ off the top of each of the strawberries for the Santa hats (set aside).
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Put the cream cheese mixture into a piping bag and pipe the mixture on top of the flat berry tops.  Create a large upward swirl with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Gently top each strawberry with the reserved strawberry tops.
  • Then use the smallest piping nozzle to pipe some of the cream cheese mixture on top of the strawberry hats to make the pom poms and a small amount on the front of the large strawberry pieces to make a button.
  • Use tweezers to gently place the mini chocolate chips into the cream cheese mixture in between each strawberry piece to make the Santa face.
  • Refrigerate until you are ready to enjoy them!

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 99kcal, Carbohydrates 9g, Protein 1g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 19mg, Sodium 60mg, Potassium 83mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 258IU, Vitamin C 22mg, Calcium 24mg, Iron 1mg

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