Um... ok. Why didn't I think of this?!?!?!
Of course you can hollow out a strawberry and stuff it full of cheesecake. Of course you can!!! And just in time for Valentine's Day... perfect excuse to make them!
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Here's what you need:
About 20 strawberries... this was a little over one carton for me.
8 oz pkg softened cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 sleeve of graham crackers
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
First you will want to wash the strawberries and cut off the tops.
Now core them! I tried two different tools.
A thin ended apple peeler....
And a small knife....
I liked the knife better!
The easiest way to core the strawberries is to hold the entire berry in your hand (wrap your fingers around it) and literally just core out the center. Get as deep as you can without breaking through the bottom. On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the easiest, I would give this a 4. Not too bad!
Um... I love this picture. Just do!
Now to make the filling.... I used my hand mixer because it 's just a few ingredients.
Beat the cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Now to fill the strawberries!!! I would normally just use a ziplock and snip the end off BUT I got a piping bag for Christmas! This was my first time to use it!
I didn't want to hurt my zip lock baggies feelings so I used one to crush the graham crackers in. Crush 3 crackers.
Now fill the strawberries, leaving just a bit coming out the top... then sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
Oh man.... these are so cute.
BUT I have these mini chocolate chips and this gorgeous little vintage creamer that are screaming to be in a picture together.
If you want... melt about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Place in zip lock. Snip tip off and
These were amazing! The large ones are stunning but I love the little ones!! Eeeeek... they are totally "one biters"!
Perfect compliment to the milk glass cake plate I made.