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6.03.2011

Cheesecake-stuffed Strawberries! Yummmi :)

Well, I have been wanting to make these for a few weeks now and finally decided to try it. I was going to make them for my papaw's bday party on Tuesday and bought everything to make them the night before so the strawberries would be fresh... that didn't happen. So...finally on Wednesday night we got around to it. {Being 23 weeks pregnant in this heat makes everything feel like a chore including getting out of bed.} Anyways, we got around to it on Wed. night and by Thursday morning they were delicious.
Our steps to making them
First we hulled out the strawberries using a small knife (although you can buy a strawberry huller this seemed to work just fine).
Next, we made the cheesecake mix. This was very simple being that I had bought an instant cheesecake mix that you just add milk to. We let this sit in the freezer for about 10-15 mins to thicken just enough.
Then, we filled a small ziploc bag (or a cake icing bag) full of the mixture and snipped off the end to fill the strawberries.
The cheesecake mix came with its own graham cracker crumbs so I spread them on the platter to use for dipping.
After the strawberries were filled, we dipped them in melted chocolate and placed them on the graham cracker crumb bed.
When we were finished with that step, we filled another ziploc bag with chocolate (mixed with a little milk to thin), melted that in the microwave for about 30 seconds, and drizzled over the strawberries. This would have worked a little better if it had cooled a couple of minutes at first because the first few strawberries were covered in chocolate instead of a small drizzle like I had intended.
But, as for the finished product, I was pleased and will definately make them again soon!
(I have provided the original recipe below if anyone would like to try them and/or make any changes of their own. If you do let me know how they turn out!)




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