Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

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Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Filled Strawberries from Zestuous

This recipe for Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Filled Strawberries is by far the most visited recipe on Zestuous. To celebrate its success, I’ve updated this post to include a chocolate cheesecake version for the real chocolate lovers out there.

These are a real showstopper when entertaining or romancing your sweetie. They’re dipped in rich dark chocolate and filled with a quick no-bake cheesecake filling.

Over the years, people have revised this recipe and made it their own. I love that! Some like to add brandy or amaretto to the filling. If you make the chocolate cheesecake version, might I recommend Kahlua or Baileys.

I add a delicate almond slice on top for a bit of crunch, others like to add graham cracker crumbs or blueberries for a festive 4th of July treat.

However you adapt the recipe, I promise these Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Filled Strawberries are sure to be a real crowd-pleaser. Enjoy!

Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Filled Strawberries


  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/2 bag chocolate chips
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • sliced almonds (optional)


Wash the strawberries. Then, slice the bottom point off the strawberry, so that it can stand up straight. Next, pluck the stem off. Using a paring knife or strawberry huller, scoop out the top to make room for the cheesecake.

This is the most important step…dry off the strawberries individually with paper towels. If the strawberries are wet, the chocolate will not stick.

Melt the chocolate in a double broiler or microwave. (Note: if using a microwave, only melt it in 20-second increments to make sure it doesn’t burn). I use Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips.

Line a cookie sheet (that will fit in your freezer) with waxed paper or a Silpat. Dip the bottom half of each strawberry into the melted chocolate and place on the lined pan. Once the pan is full, place it in the freezer for about 5 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.

While the chocolate is cooling, make the cheesecake filling. In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk, until smooth. If it seems too thick, add a splash more milk.

Spoon the cheesecake mixture into a piping bag with a star tip. If you don’t have a piping bag, scoop it into a large Ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Remove the strawberries from the freezer and pipe in the cheesecake filling.

Top with a slivered almond and serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cheesecake Filled Strawberries


  • 1 pint strawberries
  • ½ bag chocolate chips
  • 8 ozs. cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • sliced almonds (optional)


Follow the steps above to prepare and dip the strawberries

In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, cocoa powder and milk, until smooth. Add more sugar if you like it sweeter.

Spoon the chocolate cheesecake filling into a piping bag and pipe into the chocolate dipped strawberries.

Dip an almond slice in melted chocolate and add to the top of the cheesecake filling to garnish.


  1. Dina

    February 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

    these are elegant little bites!

    • zestuous

      February 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks so much Dina!

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  6. GK

    March 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Just made these and they look so cute! I added a 3 tsps of brandy to give it a kick and a tsp of vanilla to make the cheesecake mix sweeter. It tastes amazing.

    • zestuous

      April 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      GK I love the way you think. What a great addition.

    • T. Andrews

      May 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Does anyone know how far ahead you can make the choc. dipped strawberries filled with the filling?

      • zestuous

        May 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

        I’ve made them 5 or 6 hours before an event. If you make them the night before, the chocolate will pull the juices out of the strawberries and the chocolate will fall off.

        You could fill them the night before and then carefully dip them at the last minute.

  7. Sandy

    February 11, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Beautiful! For July 4th I’m going to put a fat blueberry right on top of the cream cheese.

  8. Jennifer

    November 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I think this is the perfect desert for my family. Strawberries are a local crop so they are a favorite. Hubby is a huge fan of strawberry cheesecake, and I’m a fan of chocolate dipped strawberries. It doesn’t seem to get any better than this.

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  11. Naomi

    May 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    how much is a T?

  12. Rachel

    May 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I love how you dipped the bottom in chocolate. It gives it an elegant look!

  13. Debbi

    March 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Love the photo. I have made dipped/cheescake filled strawberries before but cutting the tip off to make them stand up is ingenious, much better then having them lying down,. Only change I made is instead of a sliced almond to dip the cheesecake bit in graham cracker crumbs for that cheescake taste :)

    • zestuous

      March 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      What a great idea Debbi. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Anonymous

    February 26, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Just made them and they were amazing!

  15. Sandy

    February 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Just made a batch of these–they are amazing! Followed your directions with no problems, except I used 2T. of powdered sugar–made it just a touch sweeter. AND, they just look beautiful!!

    • zestuous

      February 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them!

  16. Christine Slaughter

    February 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I saw this somewhere on facebook last night, pinned it on pinterest and it went crazy with repins… Clearly, many of us can not WAIT to try this…LOL

    They look delicious, thanks for sharing!!

  17. Michele

    August 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Nothing short of fabulous! Thank you so very much! Perfect for all manner of festive gatherings!

  18. Kim

    July 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing this easy and phenomenal recipe! I just served them at our Housewarming party, and they were a huge hit. Got lots of requests for the recipe, so I’m going to be directing more folks to your blog! Keep the recipes coming!

    • zestuous

      July 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      I’m so glad you and your guests enjoyed them!

  19. Eftychia

    June 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    What a clever dessert. It looks delicious too! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Annie Oakley's Kitchen

    June 14, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I’ve made something like these before with mascarpone that was phenomenal but a bit on the expensive side. Yours look equally delicious and way more budget friendly. If I drank they would be perfect with a glass of champagne!

  21. Lori

    June 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Going to try these at my Pamper Party. They look so pretty.

  22. Aggie

    June 12, 2011 at 8:13 am

    These are amazing!! I could totally impress some friends with these, how fun! Thanks for stopping by my FB page! Great to meet you!

  23. Maureen

    June 12, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Holy cow, you weren’t wrong in describing these as showstoppers. I can’t wait to make these for our cooking class ladies.

    What a fantastic idea!!

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