Today’s decadent dessert recipe is pretty simple, but that doesn’t make it any less popular at get-togethers and dinner parties. These cheesecake stuffed chocolate covered strawberries are filled with a soft cream cheese and graham mixture and topped off with semi-sweet dark chocolate on the outside–yum!
How to Make Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Follow these easy to follow instructions and you’ll have your own cheesecake stuffed chocolate covered strawberries ready to go in no time at all:
- Prep the strawberries. Remove the stems from the strawberries and then use a knife to scoop out a little bit of each strawberry in order to make a hole in the center.
- Prepare the cream cheese filling. Add the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and pure vanilla extract to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Stuff the strawberries. Fill each of the strawberries with the cream cheese filling.
- Dip. Dip the strawberries into the melted dark chocolate.
- Arrange the strawberries. Place the strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle. Sprinkle the cream cheese mixture with graham cracker crumbs.
- Refrigerate. Refrigerate the strawberries until you’re ready to serve them.
(Also try: Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes)
Can I Freeze These Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
You can definitely freeze your chocolate covered strawberries.
You’ll first want to flash freeze the strawberries by arranging them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and then freezing them. After flash freezing them, you can then add the berries to either a freezer-safe plastic bag or airtight container to freeze for up to one month.
Just make sure that you allow the frozen strawberries to thaw out for about one hour at room temperature whenever you’re ready to enjoy them.
(Learn more: How to Freeze Strawberries and Keep Them Fresh)
3 Quick Tips for Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Here are a few of our top tips to keep in mind when making your own homemade chocolate covered strawberries:
- Choose the right strawberries. For maximum flavor, you should be choosing strawberries that are ripe and bright red in color. Just make sure that the berries aren’t too ripe; you should discard any strawberries with mushy spots.
- Use dark chocolate. Stick with using dark chocolate for dipping your strawberries in; it has less sugar and more high quality fats compared to milk chocolate. As an added bonus, dark chocolate is also an excellent source of antioxidants. (1)
- Melt the chocolate over a low temperature. It’s safer to stick with melting your chocolate in either the microwave or by double broiling in the stove at a low temperature – it can be rather easy to accidentally burn your chocolate when melting it.
Strawberry Cheesecake Alternatives
Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 15 1x
- 15 medium fresh strawberries
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs
- 6 oz bar dark chocolate, melted
- Remove the stems from the strawberries.
- Use a knife to scoop out a little bit of each strawberry to make a hole in the center.
- In a bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
- Fill the strawberries with cream cheese filling.
- Dip the strawberries into melted chocolate.
- Place the strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle the cream cheese mixture with graham cracker crumbs.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.