Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

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

Ingredients

  • 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.

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Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 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.

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