I made these for desert for our monthly family dinner last weekend. They were a huge hit and when I posted pictures on Facebook everyone wanted to know how I made them so I decided to post the "how to" here.
It is super simple and super duper easy!!! Plus I love pretty food and when the pretty food tastes good it makes it even more fun!
Strawberry Cheesecake Poppers
Step One: Hallow out the centers of about 2lbs of strawberries
so they look like so....
Step Two: Dip the bottoms of the strawberries in chocolate. Put them in the fridge for at least an hour, two if you have it, to let the chocolate set up again. I cut off the pointy ends of the strawberries before I dipped them so that they would be "sitting" up to make it easier to add the cream cheese in step three.
Step Three: Mix 8oz package of cream cheese, about 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla. Insert cream cheese mixture into the hollowed out strawberries.
Step Four: Crush up graham crackers and dip the
cream cheese end of the strawberry into crushed crackers.
I used a knife to hallow out my strawberries, and used plain old Hershey's chocolate candy bars for my chocolate, it took about 3 regular size bars to cover 2lbs of strawberries. I just melted the candy bars in the microwave then dipped the strawberries. You could use more sugar and vanilla with the cream cheese to suit your tastes. I didn't want them to be too sweet since the chocolate already had a lot of sugar. I put my cream cheese mixture in an icing bag with a large star shaped tip, that made it real easy to get it inside the strawberries.
I couldn't resist posting this picture I captured at the dinner of my niece Mackenzie. She thought the flowers in the background were so pretty and liked how they matched her shirt.
She is such a cutie, she's a girl after her Auntie M's heart,
she loves the Bling just like me!!!