Want a fun way to use all of those sweet and juicy strawberries and make them into something everyone will love? Try Strawberry & Cream Elves!


I had the great pleasure of taking Kenya to Kentucky a few weeks ago for a mommy-son trip. We had the best time going by the house I grew up in, hanging out with cousins and grandparents, swimming and going to Huber’s Orchard where I used to go with my family as a child to pick seasonal fruits and veggies. Kenya and I jumped on the back of a tractor and drove out to acres upon acres of strawberry fields, each armed with huge boxes in which to put our pickins. I’m pretty sure that Kenya ended up eating as many strawberries right there in the field as he did putting in his box (his red stained mouth and fingers gave him away), but the joy I experienced watching him buzz around, plucking one berry after another is a mental photograph I will always carry with me.

After heading back to California with strawberries still on my brain, I started playing around with idea of filling them with a mixture of soft cream cheese and sweet preserves — a kind of pop-in-your-mouth treat to enjoy anytime. As I was building them, I noticed that they resembled little red elves, so I added chocolate chip eyes to enhance the effect and make them look even cuter (and taste more decadent). We may still be months away from Christmas — when these would also be a perfect treat — but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy these festive goodies over this 4th of July when strawberries are in season, at their sweetest, delicious and ripe for the pickin’! Just ask Kenya!


Strawberries and Cream "Elves"

5 from 1 vote
Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/4 Cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry preserves
  • 1 Pint Strawberries, rinsed & stems removed
  • chocolate chips, optional


  • In a small bowl, whisk the cream cheese and preserves until combined.
  • Place cream cheese mixture in a small Ziploc bag, snip off one corner to create a piping bag.
  • Slice 1/2 inch off of the top of the strawberry, fill with cream cheese mixture and place the “hat” back on top.
  • Place 2 chocolate chips in the cream cheese mixture for the eyes.
  • Repeat with the remaining strawberries.
  • Serve.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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  2. This makes about 12 elves, so I would at least double the recipe! 🙂 Sounds like a fun presentation!

  3. Hi, I want to make these for a presentation in school. So can you give me the recipe for 23 of those strawberries and cream ‘elves”?
    Thank you

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  19. Adorable! I’ll have to try these out,but our local strawberries tend to be much smaller so I’ll have to really pick through for the bigger ones. If I can, I’m sure my son will get a real kick out of these!

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  21. Catherine,

    These are adorable! I’ve got a great recipe for a cannoli cream dip – that would also be excellent in these – maybe as an party treat for adults:)

  22. We have almost all of these ingredients (no chocolate chips but I will sub in 2 raisins) so I will be making these today. Great story! I have been wanting to take my son to a U pick farm but not sure there are any local ones in So Cal.

  23. These are so cute and yummy sounding too! I might try a little bit of brown sugar instead of the preserves. Will keep posted. Our garden is full o’a strawberries right now, so this will be fun! Thanks!

  24. I think you made a typo..where you wrote, put 2 strawberries in for the eyes. You mean chocolate chips..:)

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