Cheesecake Filled Strawberries
I saw this idea and had to try it for myself. They are super easy, super yummy and I think they look great too- a yummy dessert that doesn't lack in any way. Thanks to my hubby for being my strawberry model for the pic!
To get started, wash and cut the stems off of your strawberries.
Next you will need to remove the center of the strawberry- I used a grapefruit spoon but you can use a small knife too.
With the strawberries now cut out, time to make the cheesecake filling.
This part is real easy. Beat 8 ounces of softened cream cheese. Add 1/2 c of powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth.
If you have a piping bag you can use this to fill your strawberries. I was trying to finish this while making dinner last night so I just went with easy and convenient- I used the boy's small toddler spoons and scooped it right into the strawberries.
I then took a package of graham crackers, placed them into a ziploc bag and crushed them.
Once my strawberries were filled, I then dipped the tops into the graham cracker.
I add chocolate to everything. If you are a fan of chocolate too, go ahead with this step. I poured about 3/4 c of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and cooked them at half the power for a minute, stirred and microwaved another 30 seconds, still using half power to melt my chocolate. If you do not lower the power on your microwave, the chocolate will burn!
Once fully melted, I placed a dollop of chocolate on top of each strawberry. I covered them and let them chill in the refrigerator until after dinner. It was a great, light and perfect bite size treat!