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Heavenly Filled Strawberries

 Heavenly Filled Strawberries
Here comes strawberry season! These luscious stuffed berries are the perfect bite-size dessert for a summer party. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia
36 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 dozen large fresh strawberries
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Grated chocolate

Directions

  • Remove stems from strawberries; cut a deep "X" in the tip of each
  • berry. Gently spread berries open.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and
  • extract until light and fluffy. Pipe or spoon about 2 teaspoons into
  • each berry; sprinkle with chocolate. Chill until serving. Yield: 3
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 filled strawberry (calculated without chocolate) equals 41 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 26 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.