Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake Bites<< All Articles
I love strawberries, and I love new ways to enjoy the freshly picked beauties. These strawberries are dipped in chocolate and filled with sweetened, whipped cream cheese. Delicious!
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
20 strawberries, washed and dried
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbsp seedless strawberry jam
1 ½ Tbsp powdered sugar
3 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs
Slice about a third off of the side of each strawberry, leaving the green top intact. Scoop a small amount out of the center to create a hole for the filling.
In a small bowl, microwave chocolate chips at 50% power for one minute; stir. Continue to heat in 15 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Dip the bottom of each strawberry into the melted chocolate. You may need a fork to help get the chocolate onto the strawberries. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, chocolate side down.
In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, jam, and powdered sugar until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip, and pipe into each strawberry. Sprinkle tops with graham cracker crumbs. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours.