With just three ingredients, these Strawberry Santas are the perfect sweet treat for a holiday party. Older kids may even enjoy helping to make them. The best part: Each one has only 3 grams of carbs!

Nutritional Information

Serves: 12

Serving Size: 1 Strawberry Santa

  • Calories: 17
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3g


  • 12 medium strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar-free whipped topping
  • 24 mini chocolate chips

How To Make It

  1. Using a paring knife, cut off the leafy ends of the strawberries. Make sure to cut evenly so the strawberries will stand up straight when placed on a flat surface.
  2. Cut off a small portion of the pointy end of each strawberry (don’t throw it away—it will be used to make Santa’s hat later).
  3. Place the strawberries with wide ends down on a platter and spoon approximately 2 teaspoons whipped topping onto each one, overlapping the front side of the berry slightly to create Santa’s long, fluffy beard.
  4. Gently place the pointy-end piece of each berry on top of the whipped topping as a hat.
  5. Use a toothpick to add a tiny dollop of whipped topping to the pointy tip of each strawberry to make the pom-pom of Santa’s hat.
  6. Press two mini chocolate chips into the whipped topping above the beard as eyes.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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