Monday, April 10, 2017

Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberries -No Bake

I thought these Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberries were a fun twist on the Cheesecake Filled Strawberries I made years ago. I'm especially fond of piping the filling onto half of the strawberry, it makes it easier to eat and helps control portion size (you know, if you're into that sort of thing:@)

Such a wonderful little seasonal treat...
Chocolate and strawberries are a perfect combination.

Kinda fancy and very pretty too!
This is a great idea if you're not a baker and want to bring dessert to your Easter get-together.
The original post suggests serving them on deviled egg trays.

I made 1/3rd of the filling, it was more than enough for a quart of strawberries.
A bonus: Leftover filling is a great pretzel dip:@)

Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberries-from Mirlandra's Kitchen
2 lbs large strawberries
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 C butter, softened
3 C powdered sugar
1/2 C cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/4-1/2 tsp almond extract, optional
  1. Wash and dry berries.
  2. Mix cream cheese and butter until combined. Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and 1/4 tsp almond extract. 
  3. Mix well, scraping down sides a couple times, until light and fluffy and no lumps remain.
  4. Taste the mixture and add the additional 1/4 tsp almond extract if desired.
  5. Cut berries in half leaving the stem attached and pipe or spoon mixture onto the center of each berry.
  6. Cover and store in the refrigerator, best eaten the same day.

9 comments:

  1. I've made a vanilla cream cheese filling for berries, but now I MUST try chocolate!

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  2. How pretty! FL strawberries are in season now and oh so sweet! Hugs!

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  3. Oh yum, Lynn, this is almost a guilt free dessert! So pretty too!
    Jenna

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  4. The way you displayed the strawberries looks like a kaleidoscope, Lynn. I like the idea of serving them on a deviled egg tray, which would be soooo pretty!

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  5. What a great idea and I'm loving the chocolate cocoa version!

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  6. I'm all in Lynn, these are beautiful!

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  7. Hi Lynn,
    Your Strawberries look beautiful and will be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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