Hi there! This delicious little recipe is super fast to whip up and and only requires a few ingredients. I thought that it'd be a cute little treat for Valentine's Day. Or for tomorrow, even, or for breakfast, or for an after school snack, or for no reason at all :) The stuffed strawberries taste fancier than they are, and when you drizzle them with melted Dove chocolate, they're beyond yummy.
And, wanna know a secret? You can use lowfat or fat free cream cheese in them, so that your only real guilt comes from the powdered sugar. And maybe that Dove chocolate.
adapted from Allrecipes
20 strawberries, rinsed and stems sliced off
8oz. cream cheese, softened *
1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste **
Make a cut 3/4 of the way down of each berry, from the tip toward the stem end. Then make a second, perpendicular cut so that each berry has an X cut on its tip.
Beat together remaining ingredients until smooth. Fill a piping bag (or quart-sized ziploc with a snipped corner). Pipe cream cheese mixture into each strawberry, and optionally, drizzle with melted chocolate. Keep refrigerated.
* I used lowfat cream cheese, and it tasted amazing. You could also sub in Tofutti to make this vegan.
** or 1 tsp. vanilla extract or 1 Tbsp. orange liqueur or amaretto or a million other flavorings.
(And, a particularly wicked one with Dove
dark chocolate drizzled over the top.)