Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
1 ptstrawberries, fresh
4 ozsoftened cream cheese
1 ptwhipping cream
4 Tbspcocoa powder
1/4 cchocolate syrup
3-4 Tbspwhite sugar (to taste)
·splash of vanilla extract
·optional garnishes: graham cracker crumbles, colored sprinkles or sugar, shaved chocolate, grated orange peel or lemon zest, sifted powdered sugar, toasted coconut shavings, etc.
How to Make Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- Wash and dry strawberries. Cut in half lengthwise, keeping the leaves on. Using a teaspoon, carve out a small indentation in the middle of each strawberry halve, for the filling. Careful not to carve all the way through the strawberry. Set aside.
- Beat the whipping cream until fairly stiff. Add cream cheese. Beat until incorporated. Add cocoa, chocolate syrup, sugar and vanilla. Taste. If you want it more chocolaty and / or sweet, add more chocolate and / or sugar.
- Using a teaspoon and your fingers, fill each strawberry with the filling. Sprinkle the top with and garnishes, if you choose. Enjoy!