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Berry Cute Santas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

1 dozen

“We make these fruit and cake Santas every Christmas,” writes Crystal Duncan of Fayetteville, Arkansas. “They go together easily and are fun to make,” she adds.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 12 red-frilled toothpicks
  • 12 large strawberries, cut in half widthwise
  • 24 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 fudge-covered cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies

Directions

  1. Cut twelve 1-in. cubes from pound cake (save remaining cake for another use). For icing, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a #18 star tip. Fill bag with icing.
  2. For each Santa, thread a frilled toothpick through a pointed strawberry half, then through a cake cube and a second strawberry half. For eyes, place a dab of icing on the bottoms of two chocolate chips; press onto cake. Pipe icing to form beards and to add fur brims below strawberry hats. Place each Santa on a cookie; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 167 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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