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Dipped Cream Cheese Strawberries

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Dipped Cream Cheese Strawberries
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 12
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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.

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

Directions

  • 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.
Tips  

Long-stemmed strawberries can be substituted for the regular strawberries.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Strawberry
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
180
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
(
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
,
Sugars
27g
)
Protein
4g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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