The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberries

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberries

I needed a little thank you gift for a friend this week and was trying to think of something a little bit different than my usual baking staples. I browsed all my bookmarks and finally settled on combining a few of them into this:


They are cheesecake stuffed strawberries, drizzled with a chocolate glaze!

We made a few extras to sample at home and they are absolutely amazing. Granted, we didn't even let them set before sampling, but they did set well.

To make:

Hull a dozen strawberries with a small sharp knife.

Using a baby teaspoon, lightly scrape the insides to make a nice hole for the cheesecake, but do not cut through the sides.

Blend 1/2 brick of softened cream cheese, 1/2 container of whipped topping, 1/4 cup of sugar, and a splash of vanilla, until mixed well (I used a hand mixer).

Using the very small spoon, slowly scoop cheesecake into each strawberry till just filled.

Set in the fridge for at least 2 hours (I set mine overnight to be safe, since the strawberries were the "crust").

After cheesecake is set, melt a little chocolate to drizzle over the tops of the strawberries. Chill to set chocolate.

***My note - Next time, I may try dipping the bottoms of the strawberries in chocolate first, to firm up the base. I thought of this *after* I had already filled them with cream cheese, so no such attempt could be made this time.

I also borrowed the egg carton presentation idea from another bookmark of mine suggesting using it to gift mini-muffins. It showed options for decoration it in scrapbook paper, which I still do want to try sometime. This time was all about making sure the strawberries worked.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, my, this looks absolutely AMAZING!! I might have to try these for DH in the very near future. ;-)

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  2. I just made these for my hubby last week, but I never thought to put them in an egg carton.

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  3. Wow! Omk I have to make these seriously thank you soooo much for sharing. I found you through a linky party. Come and say hi I love visitors

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  4. I love this! It is perfect for the 4th too. Thanks for sharing this. I will be bookmarking and Pinning this one for sure.

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  5. These sound amazingly good! I think I'm Going to make some for my Dad's birthday party this weekend! I would love if you linked up to Make it for Less Mondays @ Simply Cadence!

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  6. Oh these look way too good!!

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  7. Anonymous3:15 AM

    Need to try these! It might be easier to place filling in a baggy, snip a corner and squeeze the filling into the strawberries.

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  8. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Great idea. I'm wanting to try these for a party. How far in advance can I make them without them getting gross?

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