Dipped Cream Cheese Strawberries

Dipped strawberries are a fabulous addition to an elegant dessert platter. Make them extra-special when you add a layer of flavored cream cheese beneath the chocolate.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
package (1 lb) fresh strawberries
6
oz cream cheese (from 8-oz package), softened
24
vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed (3/4 cup)
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
2
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/2
cup white vanilla baking chips
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Rinse strawberries; pat dry with paper towels. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, cookie crumbs, powdered sugar and orange peel with electric mixer on medium speed until mixed. Press about 1 rounded tablespoon cream cheese mixture over bottom half of each strawberry, molding to fit the strawberry. Place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, melt semisweet chocolate chips and bittersweet chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently. Holding strawberry by the leaves, dip each strawberry into chocolate mixture, covering cheese mixture. Place on cookie sheet. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is completely set.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips and oil uncovered on High 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. Continue to microwave at 15-second intervals if necessary to melt chips. Drizzle melted vanilla chips over dark chocolate on strawberries. Place each in paper baking cup. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator no longer than 24 hours.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Strawberry
    Calories
    330
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    90mg
    90%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    34g
    34%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    27g
    27%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    35%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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