Strawberry Santa Hats

December 5, 2023   13 Comments

You can’t get any more easy and fun than strawberry Santa hats.

Strawberry Santa Hats

First of all – no baking. If you are like me, you are sick of baking after the first 2 dozen cookies so these come as a relief.

Secondly, these are far healthier than your regular cookie – makng them both fun and subversive – that is my kind of holiday treat!

I have done santa hats with ricotta and hats with santa hat with whipped cream but both of those versions had issues.

This, my faithful followers, is my favorite version thus far. This year, I added a video to inspire you to make these because they are so easy.

I used white candy melts (but you can use white chocolate), unsweetened coconut, and mini-marshmallows. The fringe on the bottom is what sold me on this version as well as the flavor combination of coconut and strawberries (yum!)

Melt your chocolate at 20 second intervals at half power in your microwave. Slice off the green leaves of the strawberry and dip the flat section into the chocolate and then the coconut.

Place on a sheet of parchment paper or a non-stick surface.

Slice your marshmallows in half with a paring knife (or else they look too big) and dip them in the chocolate and put them on the tip of the strawberry. Voila!

Serve these at a brunch or for dessert. I love to make these with the Christmas cookies so that I encourage my children to eat some fruit. This works!

They also look really pretty a cake as a decoration or around the base of the cake. You cut cut them in half and stick them on 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 such as Whole Foods. I don’t know why it is so hard to find because it tastes AMAZING without sugar.

The sugar in the chocolate is enough to sweeten the whole confection.

Strawberry Santa Hat Recipe

2.9 from 33 reviews

Makes 1 pound of strawberries (about 15)

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1 pound strawberries, washed and patted dry with paper towels
¼ cup white chocolate or white candy melts
¼ unsweetened coconut
8 mini marshmallows, sliced in half


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the hull off the strawberry to make a flat base. Heat the white chocolate in the microwave at half power for 20 seconds until melted in a small bowl. Place coconut in a small bowl and dip the flat end of the strawberry, first in the chocolate, then the coconut. Place on the baking sheet. Repeat.

Dip the half of marshmallow in the chocolate and place on the tip of the strawberry. Place in fridge for 10 minutes and enjoy. Can be made 1 day ahead.

Nutrition Facts

Each strawberry is 48 calories, 3.2 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 5.0 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g sugar, 0.6 g protein, 1.2 g fiber, 4 mg sodium, 2 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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I've got a staff bring a dish lunch on Wednesday and I am definitely going to try and make them.

I am such a rubbish baker so something like this is right up my street.

I like the way your Santa Hats are evolving each year! These look easier, more stable and I like the white chocolate glue for the yummy coconut! Very cute addition to a cookie tray! I keep a jar of unsweetened coconut for adding to things like cookies, muffins, ice cream, etc. Thanks for your update.

LOVE this! SOOO cute.

I have found the unsweetened coconut in the FREEZER section at my local WalMart. Go figure! Just thought I'd share that in case it helps anyone else hunt it down. I guess it doesn't sell very well or maybe it's popular for smoothies, so they put it there to be near the frozen fruit? If I remember right, I think someone working in the freezer section had to help me find it. Cheers!

Wonderful! I meant to make these last year, but will definitely add them to my repertoire this year! Thanks Lisa!

It's a perfect kind of holiday treat!

This is really good



I like this recipe and will definitely be using it this Holiday Season. I might try the white chocolate and I might try buttercream frosting for a different take on this recipe.


Looks like a winner for sure. I do WW so it's right up my alley and is an easy and cute addition to the dessert table. Love it!! Thanks, Snack Girl! Have a blessed Christmas🎄

Ok snack girl I'm old and cranky and I don't like my snacks gimmicky. Get far to much of that at the store. I'll take my strawberrys au natural, lol. But a good effort for three year olds.

I was going to try this for Christmas dinner but now it's been delayed until the next day. Now I'm worried by strawberries won't last long enough. Has anyone tried freezing these after decorating them?


Ok I made these. They don't look as good as yours and one of them got too deep in the bowl and I couldn't get the chocolate off before it dried on. I used a small bit knife after that to spread the chocolate instead of dipping. I guess I should have used a wider bowl so I could get the strawberry out easier... Lesson learned. I also used sweetened coconut. I thought it said unsweetened when I bought it. I'm sure they'll be fine. My granddaughter will be here soon and I'm sure she will love them


Great idea, just wondering if this can be made into a diabetic friendly recipe somehow? Or maybe the marshmallow is in a small enough amount that it won't be too bad? Thanks!


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