Make the easiest and most FUN Strawberry Santa Hats as a festive and healthy holiday snack to share with the kids. You only need 3 ingredients and 5 minutes—and the kids can do much of the assembly on their own!
Strawberry Santa Hats
I am a big fan of easy snacks that the kids can help make—both to get them engaging with their food in a low pressure way and also because it’s a fun activity to do together. (I have a whole cookbook called Food Play about this exact thing!) This fresh fruit snack is made with just 2 or 3 simple ingredients, it can be done by toddlers, and it’s both simple and fun.
TIP: I love doing this right at snack time so the kids can chop, assemble, and eat!
Ingredients in Strawberry Santa Hats
To make this super simple snack, you need:
- Yogurt or whipped cream, optional but recommended!
TIP: You can cut the stems off of the berries ahead of time or have the kids help you do that step!
How to Make Strawberry Santa Hats Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at the process involved in making this recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full specifics!
- Wash the berries and remove the stems.
- Peel the banana and slice into rounds.
- Place a berry on top of a banana slice.
- Finish the hat with yogurt or whipped cream.
Santa Hat Dessert
This easy holiday dessert takes zero forethought (other than having the ingredients) and it’s interactive. The little Santa hats are fun to make and eat! There are so many fun ways to do this sort of a snack, but this simple one is our favorite.
Tips for Making the Best Strawberry Santa Hats
- Try this right at snack time so the kids can chop, assemble, and eat!
- You can cut the stems off of the berries ahead of time or have the kids help you do that step.
- Use a ripe banana for the best flavor.
- Make and assemble right before eating.
- Use yogurt or whipped cream for the top. (We used a kids yogurt tube to make adding the little dollop easy!)
I’d love to hear what your kids think about this fun recipe idea, so please comment below to share. I so appreciate all feedback!Print
These are best made and eaten at the same time. If they sit too long, the banana may become brown. Adjust the amount as needed!
1 quart strawberries
1 large ripe banana
2 tablespoons yogurt (any flavor) or whipped cream
- Wash and dry the berries. Cut off the stems so the base is flat.
- Peel and cut the banana into rounds.
- Place the banana rounds on a plate and top each with a berry to make a hat.
- Add a little yogurt on top of each berry to make the puff ball. We like to use a kids yogurt tube, which makes squirting a small amount on the berry easy, but you can also use a little knife or spoon.
Try this right at snack time so the kids can chop, assemble, and eat!
You can cut the stems off of the berries ahead of time or have the kids help you do that step.
Use a ripe banana for the best flavor.
Make and assemble right before eating.
Use yogurt or whipped cream for the top. (We used a kids yogurt tube to make adding the little dollop easy!)