This just sounds decadent doesn’t it? And looks fancy? They up the game when it comes to chocolate covered strawberries. But let me tell you, Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Strawberries are one of the easiest desserts I’ve made.
The first time I made these we were living in Maine. It was cold, we didn’t have kids, and I was bored. Do you remember the pre-kids days when you were bored? It seems so long ago! Anyway, I’m a huge fan of chocolate covered strawberries, and Hubs loves cheesecake. LOVES it. So naturally, being a good newlywed, I had to figure out how to merge two of our favorite foods.
It just takes three simple ingredients: fresh strawberries, instant no-bake cheesecake filling (yay Jell-O!), and melting chocolate.
First, wash your strawberries and cut out the top and middle. I just used a paring knife, and cut a circle in the top. If you’re lucky like me and have a helper (AKA a three-year-old snitcher), you’ve got someone waiting for those tops! No bits of strawberry were wasted!
Mix up the cheesecake filling (according to the package directions), and fill the strawberries. You could either put the filling in a piping bag (or a ziplock bag with a corner trimmed off), or use a small spoon to put the cheesecake in the strawberry. If the cheesecake mixture hasn’t set much, you may want to prop up the strawberries against a folded paper towel.
*NOTE* The box of cheesecake filling was more than enough. I made over 30 strawberries and still had leftover filling. Have a little dish on hand for the extra, or reward your helper.
Once the cheesecake has set enough so that it won’t fall out of the strawberry, melt your chocolate, and dunk away. Or simply drizzle the chocolate across the strawberries. -Sorry there’s no picture of this, but my chocolate and I were not getting along this time!
Then simply put them in the fridge until the chocolate hardens again.
Are you ready for the best part? Enjoy that deliciousness!
These are perfect for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, or random romantic evenings. They’re easy to make, and they taste phenomenal. What special occasion will you be making these for?