December 5, 2023 13 Comments
You can’t get any easier and more fun than strawberry Santa hats.
First of all – no baking. If you’re like me, you’re sick of baking after the first 2 dozen cookies, so these come as a relief.
Second, these are much healthier than your regular cookies – which makes them both fun and subversive – that’s the kind of holiday treat!
I’ve made ricotta santa hats and whipped cream santa hats, but both of those versions had issues.
This, my loyal followers, is my favorite version so far. This year, I added a video to inspire you to make them because they are so easy.
I used white candies (but you can use white chocolate), unsweetened coconut and mini marshmallows. The fringe at the bottom is what sold me on this version as well as the coconut and strawberry flavor combination (yum!)
Melt your chocolate in 20 second intervals at half power in your microwave. Cut off the green leaves of the strawberry and dip the flat part into the chocolate and then the coconut.
Place on a sheet of parchment paper or on a non-stick surface.
Cut your marshmallows in half with a knife (or else they look too big) and dip them in the chocolate and place them on the edge of the strawberry. Voila!
Serve them at brunch or for dessert. I like to make these with the Christmas cookies to encourage my kids to eat some fruit. This works!
They also look really nice as a cake topper or around the base of the cake. You cut them in half and stick them to the side of a cake – no?
I found unsweetened coconut in my baking aisle, but you may have to go to the Natural Foods section or a specialty store like Whole Foods. I don’t know why it’s so hard to find because it tastes AMAZING without the sugar.
The sugar in the chocolate is enough to sweeten the whole treat.
Strawberry Hat Recipe
Makes 1 kg of strawberries (about 15)
1 kg of strawberries, washed and dried with kitchen paper
¼ cup white chocolate or white caramel melts
¼ unsweetened coconut
8 mini marshmallows, cut in half
Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Cut the hull off the strawberry to make a flat base. Heat the white chocolate in the microwave on half power for 20 seconds until melted in a small bowl. Place the coconut in a small bowl and dip the flat end of the strawberry, first into the chocolate and then into the coconut. Place on baking sheet. Repeat.
Dip half of the marshmallow in the chocolate and place it on the edge of the strawberry. Put it in the fridge for 10 minutes and enjoy. It can be done 1 day earlier.
Every strawberry is 48 calories, 3.2 gr Fat, 2.5 gr saturated fat, 5.0 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g sugar, 0.6 g protein, 1.2 gr fiber, 4 mg sodium, 2 SmartPts
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