Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

“Strawberries are stuffed with a cream cheese filling for a cute two-bite dessert. Can be prepared the night before, but not much earlier than that as the berries may become soggy.”

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 large fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil (optional)

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.
  4. With a sharp paring knife, cut a cone shape out of the top of each strawberry to leave a small hollow.
  5. Pipe about 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese filling into each strawberry, making sure that the filling overflows a bit out of the top of the strawberry.
  6. Place the graham cracker crumbs into a shallow bowl. Dip the filled side of the strawberry into the graham cracker crumbs, coating the exposed filling with crumbs.
  7. Melt the chocolate and canola oil in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until warm and smooth, 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave).
  8. Dip the unfilled ends of the strawberries into the melted chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet; refrigerate until set.

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