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Strawberries with Chocolate Cream Filling

 Strawberries with Chocolate Cream Filling
Just a sweet little something to top off any meal at all and make it special — from breakfast to dinner! These party-pretty bites are as easy to make as they are delicious. Try them as a refreshing fruit appetizer, too. Lisa Huff – Clive, IA
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate, grated, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 18 large fresh strawberries, halved

Directions

  • Set aside 2 tablespoons chocolate. In a microwave, melt remaining
  • chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Beat in
  • melted chocolate. Fold in whipped topping and 1 tablespoon grated
  • chocolate. Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag;
  • insert #21 star pastry tip. Fill the bag with cream cheese mixture.
  • Place strawberries cut side up on a serving platter. Pipe cream
  • cheese mixture onto strawberries. Sprinkle with remaining grated
  • chocolate. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 strawberry halves equals 81 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.