Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Strawberries – June #RecipeRedux

This is only my third month participating, but the Recipe ReDux is turning 1!  To celebrate, this month we are all posting “Small Bites to Celebrate a Big Event”, following on the latest restaurant dessert trend – mini sweet treats.  So that means that you can sample one from each of the ReDux participants and not feel guilty, right?!  :-)

Just as a reminder, the Recipe Redux is a recipe challenge and blog hop started by registered dietitians, with a focus on DELICIOUS and nutritional foods.  Yes, eating healthy can be tasty!  And that is what all of the participants are here to show you.  Each month there is a theme, and we all post our takes on the theme on the 21st of each month.

Awhile ago I told you about a little get-together I had with my grade-school friends.  And I shared this little preview on Instagram.

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Strawberries | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #dessert #valentinesday #glutenfree

Well, I was going to post these awhile ago, but when I saw the the theme for this month’s ReDux, I held this recipe in my back pocket, because I knew it would be a perfect way to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY REDUX!

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Strawberries | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #dessert #valentinesday #glutenfree

And cheers to another great year!

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Strawberries | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #dessert #valentinesday #glutenfree

So did I just bring plain old chocolate-covered strawberries to the party?  Umm, no!  Take a look inside…

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Strawberries | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #dessert #valentinesday #glutenfree

Yes!  Cheesecake!  Inside the strawberry!!  It’s like two of the best desserts all in one.  And decadent and healthy all at the same time.

Go ahead, eat five one!

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Strawberries | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #dessert #valentinesday #glutenfree

And don’t forget to check out all of the little sweet treats from the other ReDuxers using the links at the bottom of this post.

What is your favorite healthy and/or little dessert?

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Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Strawberries
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1-1½ lb strawberries
  • 4 oz. light cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 T powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 c dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, or candy melts
  • Optional crushed graham crackers, chopped nuts, and/or sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Remove the hull from the strawberries, and, using a paring knife, cut a slightly larger cavirty into the strawberry.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the light cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla, and stir until smooth.
  3. Using a piping bag, plastic storage bag with the tip cut off, or Pampered Chef Easy-Accent Decorator, pipe the cheesecake filling into the strawberries.
  4. Place the strawberries in the refrigerator for at least half an hour to chill and firm the filling.
  5. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, or over a pot of simmering water.
  6. Dip the cheesecake end into the chocolate, then into the graham crackers, nuts, or sprinkles, if desired.
  7. Stand up on the chocolate-dipped end.
  8. Store in the refrigerator until serving.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Strawberries | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #dessert #valentinesday #glutenfree

Be sure to check out the other Recipe ReDux participants!

This recipe was shared with: Amee’s Savory Dish Fit and Fabulous Fridays #37, Vegetarian Mamma’s #glutenfreefridays#26, Ladies Night Cocktail Link Party

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi! My name is Ashley and I’m interning with the Meal Makeover Moms this week. I love this idea for a simple, healthy alternative to cheesecake! Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Cheesecake inside a strawberry….!!!! wow, what an amazing idea! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, I am SO excited to try this. And, your photography is great… makes the dessert look even more appealing (as if the idea of a cheesecake stuffed strawberry wasn’t enough!)

    Molly Jones
    Intern for ReganMillerJones, Inc.

  3. says

    Now this is one great idea to serve strawberries! I saw your link over on Katherine’s Friday blog hop and decided to stop by and check out your blog and recipe! Very very nice! Like it so much that I’m now following you. I invite you to sometime stop by and hopefully follow back if you choose.

    Happy Valentine’s Day,
    Roz

  4. says

    YUMM, these are perfect for V-Day!! :)
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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