Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Cheesecake" stuffed strawberries

If you have a pinterest and look up any foods (specifically sweets) I am sure you've probably run into the following picture...

(Courtesy of The Sweets Life)
I don't know about you, but I find these extremely cute. They even taste better than they look! So...ever wonder what it's like to have people super excited to try a unique dessert...that took you pretty much no work at all? This finger-food will disappear very quickly from its platter.

  • 2 pounds (two of those containers you see at the grocery store) strawberries
  • 8 oz (one block) of cream cheese--leave it out for 30-60 minutes before making this so it's soft (don't melt or microwave)
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • graham cracker crumbs probably 1/2 to 1 cup
  • Optional: 
    • 1 cup milk chocolate chips 
    • 1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  1. Rinse strawberries.
  2. Remove the leaves (I just rip off the greens to clearly see the top).
  3. CAREFULLY, using a paring knife (if you have one, it's the easiest to use here), cut out the center of the strawberry from the top. I just cut a little circle and then pop it out. This is usually the whiter, least ripe part of the strawberry, so you can just pitch it.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
  5. Fill the hole in the top of the strawberry with the filling. I just use a spoon and plop some in. It can overflow over the top a bit, as long as it doesn't fall out.
  6. Take some graham cracker crumbs and pour them into a shallow bowl.
  7. Dip the top of the strawberry into the bowl of crumbs! They should just stick immediately to the filling.
  8. Eat a strawberry to test taste ;)
  9. Refrigerate unless eating immediately or soon.
  10. The rest of the instructions are optional...if you want a chocolate topping on them!
    1. Place your chocolate chips and oil in a microwavable bowl.
    2. Microwave on medium for 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between, until melted.
    3. Take your spoon and drizzle the chocolate on the strawberries however you like!
    4. Refrigerate unless eating immediately or soon.
Our tray of goodies :)

My helper, taste testing :)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, these are so cute! I'm hosting a little gathering for a friend's birthday in a few days, and these would be awesome to serve. Thanks for the recipe :)