Posted by Tara on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
Like Strawberries, chocolate covered berries, or cream cheese and berries? Then you are going to LOVE these cute stuffed strawberry appetizers. These stuffed strawberries are perfect for parties, Valentine’s Day, or anytime you want a dreamy fruity treat. And they are SO easy! You will need:
- 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, washed and dried, stems removed and wide ends cut flat
- 1 8 oz package of cream cheese – room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 8 oz tub Cool Whip – thawed
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
Evenly cut the wide end with the stem off each strawberry so the berries will stand straight. Then make a cut crossways across the top of each strawberry, and cut about 1/2″ to 3/4″ deep into the berry. Now make a perpendicualar cut to the first cut, about the same depth. Gently spread open the tops of the strawberries to prepare them for the cream cheese filling.
In a medium size bowl, cream the cream cheese using a mixer until it is light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat for a minute. If the cream cheese is room temperature the sugar should dissolve into the cream cheese and not leave a grainy texture. You can also let the mixture set 5-10 minutes and beat it again if needed. Then fold in the Cool Whip. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a cake decorating bag that has a star tip in the end. Use the filled bag to “stuff” each strawberry.
Melt 4 0z semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave a minute at a time, stirring after each minute. When chocolate is smooth carefully fill a cake decorating bag that has a writing tip in one end. Use the filled bag to pipe the chocolate onto the top of the mound of cream cheese filling of each strawberry. Refrigerate berries until ready to serve. No need to worry about left overs. There won’t be any!