How to Make Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to decorate chocolate covered strawberries? Or, even better, how to make Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries??  Now is the time.

These little chocolate cheesecake bundles are quick and easy to make, yet so impressive, no matter which type of chocolate morsels you dip with – dark, semi-sweet or white chocolate.

Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries Recipe 

Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries make a luscious gift.

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I’m not sure where this recipe originated, but I do remember the first time I made these little treats.  I was expecting it to be a tedious, drawn-out process, but guess what?? It’s not!

Once you get all three of the components ready, these tasty little bombs of heaven come together super quickly and they are beautifully decadent. They make every recipient feel very special….guaranteed.

What to Love About This Recipe – 

  • The excitement you’ll feel once you see how ABSOLUTELY EASY these are to make.
  • The delight you’ll experience when you give them as gifts.
  • Warm Chocolate, Cheesecake Filling, Fresh Strawberries….what else could we possibly need….champagne, possibly?

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries with Cheesecake Filling? 

  • bright red, nicely ripened strawberries, fairly uniform in size, if possible
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • premium semi-sweet and milk chocolate morsels
  • graham cracker crumbs

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Cheesecake Filling in 5 Easy Steps 

  1.  Prepare the strawberries by stemming each one; use a small paring knife to core out the center of each strawberry at the top, making a spot for the cheesecake filling.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a small, deep glass bowl using the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one.
  3. Whip up the cheesecake filling, then place it into a piping bag that has been fitted with a closed-star tip.
  4. Using your fingertips, dip each strawberry into the warm chocolate, placing each one onto a parchment-lined baking sheet to set up.
  5. Once the chocolate has hardened, use the piping bag to pipe the cheesecake filling into each strawberry; sprinkle the filling with a smidge of graham cracker crumbs. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve or give.

chocolate Cheesecake Strawberry drizzled with chocolate on top - so yummy!

Easy Recipe Tips for Making These Impressive Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake Treats

  • Use full-fat or low-fat cream cheese – either one works just fine for this recipe.
  • Whatever you do, don’t soften the cream cheese in the microwave. Let it rest at room temperature to soften.

    If you try to soften the cream cheese in the microwave, it won’t set up enough to be piped into the strawberries….no matter how much powdered sugar you add! (Been there….done that.)

  • Use a good-quality chocolate for this recipe.  I like Ghiradelli chocolate but any premium chocolate will melt very nicely.  I like a blend of semi-sweet chocolate and milk chocolate, but use what your tastes prefer.
  • Once you’ve melted the chocolate, if it begins to set up too quickly, add a tiny bit of vegetable oil, reheating the chocolate in the microwave just slightly.  Never add any other type of liquid to melted chocolate.

What is the Best Way to Melt Chocolate? 

  1. Place the chocolate morsels into a glass bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate in 30-second intervals on high power, stirring between each one. (Melting the chocolate in this manner will keep it from getting too hot and scorching in the center.  Nothing is more disappointing to taste buds than scorched chocolate!)
  3. Once the chocolate is melted, check the consistency; it should be smooth and shiny, perfect for easily dipping strawberries.

What Should I do if the Chocolate is Too Thick Once it’s Melted….or if it Begins to Set Up When I’m Dipping the Strawberries? 

  • This is a great question and can definitely happen….but don’t worry!
  • If the chocolate becomes too thick as you’re working, add a tiny bit of vegetable oil, then microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds, stirring again. You may have to repeat this step until you get the chocolate to the right consistency for dipping the strawberries.
  • Just be sure not to add any liquids to the melted chocolate (such as water or milk, etc), only vegetable or canola oil in tiny amounts, a little at a time.

How Should I Store the Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberries Once I’ve Made Them? 

I store the chocolate dipped strawberries that I’ve made right on the cookie sheet until I’m nearly ready to serve them.  Approx. 30 minutes before I want to serve the chocolate cheesecake strawberries, I place them onto a platter, letting it sit on the counter so the strawberries can come to room temperature.

How Should I Serve the Strawberries? 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are best served at room temperature so that all the flavors come together easily and nicely on your palate as you enjoy them.

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Printable Directions for Making Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Strawberries

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Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

Nothing says I LOVE YOU like chocolate, strawberries, and cheesecake!  These little bundles are very quick, easy, and impressive.  
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cheesecake strawberries
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Chef Alli

Ingredients

  • 24 large strawberries, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature (let cream cheese soften on the counter - I softened it in the microwave once, and it was a total disaster!)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 5 oz. premium semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 3 oz. premium milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 Tbs. graham cracker crumbs

Instructions

Prepare the Strawberries

  • Slice off the stem of each strawberry; use a paring knife to scoop out the top center of each berry, making a cavity down inside. Use a corner of a paper towel, to gently pat each strawberry cavity as dry as you can.
    Set the prepared berries aside.

Make the Cheesecake Filling

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla using an electric mixer, beating until smooth and glossy.
    Place the prepared cheesecake mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large fluted or close-star tip; reserve. 

Melt the Chocolate

  • Place the chocolate morsels into a glass bowl; microwave the chocolate on full power in 30 second increments, using a small silicone spatula to stir the chocolate between each interval until it fully melted, smooth and glossy.
    Pour the melted chocolate into a small, deep bowl to making dipping the strawberries easier.

Assemble the Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberries

  • Using your fingertips, dip each strawberry into  the melted chocolate. Set the chocolate dipped strawberry onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. 
  • After chocolate on each strawberry has set up a bit to hold the strawberry in place on the parchment paper, pipe the reserved cream cheese mixture in the pastry bag into the cavity of each strawberry, mounding it a bit at the top of each one, as desired. 
  • Sprinkle a smidgen of  graham cracker crumbs onto the cream cheese filling at the top of each strawberry to garnish, as desired.
  • Strawberries are best served at room temperature within 6-8 hours of preparation. 

Notes

 
  • Use full-fat or low-fat cream cheese - either one works just fine for this recipe. 
  • Whatever you do, don't soften the cream cheese in the microwave. Let it rest at room temperature to soften.  If you try to soften the cream cheese in the microwave, it won't set up enough to be piped into the strawberries....no matter how much powdered sugar you add! (Been there....done that.) 
  • Use a good-quality chocolate for this recipe.  I like Ghiradelli chocolate but any premium chocolate will melt very nicely.  I like a blend of semi-sweet chocolate and milk chocolate, but use what your tastes prefer.  
  • Once you've melted the chocolate, if it begins to set up too quickly, add a tiny bit of vegetable oil, reheating the chocolate in the microwave just slightly.  Never add any other type of liquid to melted chocolate. 
  • Store the chocolate cheesecake strawberries in the fridge until you are ready to serve them; they will only keep for 6-8 hours before they begin to weep a bit from the moisture in the berries.
  • Serve the chocolate strawberries at room temperature for the best eating experience. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Covered Strawberries, How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries at Home, How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, How to store chocolate covered strawberries, Perfect Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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