The Shady Porch: Stuffed Strawberries...appetizer, snack or dessert

5.21.2013

Stuffed Strawberries...appetizer, snack or dessert

These stuffed strawberries make a pretty plate for cookouts, showers, wedding receptions, or on a Monday night, just because you can! That's exactly what the hubby and I did. We like spending time together in the kitchen; my hubby makes wonderful weekend breakfasts and he's quite the grill- and smoker-man, too! Anyway, I digress, we decided to whip up a little strawberry treat for ourselves.

strawberries stuffed with cheesy filling and dusted with chocolate  
Stuffed Strawberries


Ingredients
about 30 strawberries
1- 8oz bar of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup of confectionery sugar (taste the mix and add more sugar, if needed)
We wanted our mix a little sweeter but due to sugar restrictions we added an additional 2 T. of Splenda rather than more confectionery sugar.)
3 T. shaved chocolate bark, for garnish

Directions - Wash and rinse the berries. Cut the leafy tops off and turn over to the tip end and cut in a + deep cross pattern to allow for the filling later.


NOTE - I had a roaring headache as we prepared the strawberries and, of course, I cut them as though they would stand on the tips rather than the crowns. Duh! So I went back through them and flattened the tips so they would stand up pretty (I blame the headache). Make it easy on yourself and put the cross-cut on the tip end! 

In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Place the cheese mixture in a piping bag or a zip top sandwich bag and cut the tip; now pipe the creamy mix into the strawberries. Garnish with chocolate shavings and serve...or chill and serve. (We just served.)


Adapted from Sam's Club - Heavenly Filled Strawberries

Other delicious fruity treats you might like!