Stuffed Strawberries can Make Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Stuffed Strawberry sitting on a Nilla wafer arranged to look like an owl, on a plate with Nilla wafers and strawberries

Stuffed Strawberries can Make Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats the kids will love.  They are perfect for classroom parties, dessert or after school snacks. 

They are a fun way to spend time together in the kitchen, make memories and craft with your food!

Stuffed Strawberries can Make Healthy Valentine's Day Treats

Stuffed Strawberries can Make Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Looking for a little food fun in the kitchen?  I’ve got you covered with these stuffed strawberries.  They make healthy Valentine’s day treats.  Actually, these little fruit creations are the perfect excuse to spend time together in the kitchen and build a little food fun while making a memory.

They are so adorable they’re almost to cute to eat!

These stuffed strawberries aren’t just healthy Valentine’s day treats for classroom parties, they are also perfect for family food fun, after school snacks, family dessert or to share with a friend.  These strawberry creations will brighten anyone’s day.  Imagine an entire tray of these cuties?  Total yum fun!

How do you make these Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats?

They are fairly simple to make, but do require a little patience and time.  The prep is easy.  The building process of bringing these critters together is where the patience is required.  Here’s what you’re going to need to gather before we begin:

Fresh strawberries
½ cup whipped cream cheese
¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup WOWButter®
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla wafers
Candy eyes
Toothpicks

Here are all of the steps and directions for you to follow.  It’s a printable version for your convenience;

Stuffed Strawberries can Make Healthy Valentine's Day Treats

Stuffed Strawberry sitting on a Nilla wafer arranged to look like an owl, on a plate with Nilla wafers and strawberries

Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup whipped cream cheese
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup WOWButter®
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Candy eyes
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

Wash and hull 8 strawberries. Slice the tip of four of the strawberries off to create a flat end for your strawberry to perch on a wafer. Slice the remaining four strawberries.

Add the cream cheese, cocoa powder, WOWButter®, honey and vanilla into a bowl.  Fold the ingredients together until mixed well. 

Scoop the mixture into a Snap and Seal sandwich bag and seal it.  Using a pair of clean kitchen shears, snip one corner of the bag opposite the snap and seal end. Just big enough to pipe out the mixture.

Squeeze a small amount on to each wafer and place the smaller end of the strawberry on it.  Fill each strawberry generously so that it comes out of the strawberry and can hold the eyes in place. 

Add two eyes to each strawberry, as seen in the picture. 

Place a toothpick through the wider part of the filled strawberry and add two slices of strawberry, one on either side to serve as wings.

Note:  the mixture will fill approximately 5 strawberries DEPENDING on the size of your strawberries.

Notes

This Recipe is Brought to You by:

Kids Cooking Club, Market 32 by Price Chopper, and Wow Butter logos

More ingredient thoughts for making these stuffed strawberries;

WOWButter®:  I used the WOWButter® in this recipe because it’s a peanut free, peanut butter alternative that’s also dairy and gluten free.  It’s perfect for classroom treats to avoiding nut allergies.  Consider using it for PB & J sandwiches at school!  You can find WOWButter® in the allergy friendly aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.

Gluten Free or Dairy Free Wafers? Try KinnicKinnick ® vanilla wafers found in the allergy friendly aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.

Dairy Free Cream Cheese? Try the Daiya vegan cream cheese found in the dairy aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.

Strawberries Nutritional Facts:  One of my favorite facts that I learned about strawberries is that they are a source of Vitamin C.   Who knew? It’s not something I thought of when I first learned this fact about these beautiful red fruits.  They are a complex bite packed with all kinds of goodness.  But, here’s a link to learn straight from the experts exactly what you’re eating when you eat a strawberry.  Strawberry Educational Link

Making Stuffed Strawberries with Children:

Every recipe is filled with lessons to teach children.  Here are a few to concentrate on when making this recipe;

  • Preparing fruit
  • Hulling strawberries
  • Slicing
  • Knife safety
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Folding
  • Piping
  • Crafting with food

Gadget Love for making Stuffed Strawberries! 

This  strawberry huller is a family favorite.  I own five (one for everyone)!

 

Here’s another recipe for Stuffed Strawberries:

This recipe is another deliciously fun bite to share with your family, or for classroom parties, or whenever and wherever!  It’s delicious year round…

Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

 

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