Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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While grocery shopping the other day my eyes landed on the fresh strawberries they had placed near the entrance of the store. They looked too good to pass up and they had a special deal if you bought 2 packages. I loaded 2 packages into my cart and continued on with my shopping.

I had been craving strawberries and also wanted to make a special Valentine’s day treat so I got to work. I knew I wanted to pair the fresh strawberries with a creamy filling and so these Strawberry “Cheesecake” Bites were born.

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Back at home, I washed and dried the strawberries and cut the tops off. I also cut off a small portion of the bottom so they would stand up on their own and then I used a small spoon to hollow out the centers. I reserved the bottoms and the centers of the strawberries and sliced them into very small pieces which I later added to the filling.
To make the filling I combined cream cheese, powdered sugar, a splash of milk and vanilla in a bowl using a handheld blender. I crushed up one graham cracker and mixed that into the cream cheese mixture along with the reserved strawberry pieces. Using a small spoon I filled each strawberry with a heaping amount of the “cheesecake” filling.
A sprinkle of more graham cracker crumbs finished off the sweet treats.

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Of course I taste tested a few of these right away before taking photos and they were divine.
The perfect blend of sweet, juicy and creamy all in one bite. Try ‘em out and let me know what you think!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Fresh strawberries filled with a creamy "cheesecake" center.
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Ingredients
  1. 1pkg Strawberries
  2. 4oz Cream Cheese, softened
  3. 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  4. Splash of Milk
  5. 1/4 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  6. 2 Sheets Cinnamon Graham Crackers
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry strawberries.
  2. Cut off tops and discard.
  3. Cut of a small amount from the bottom so they sit up on a plate and then use a small spoon or melon baller to hollow out the centers of the strawberries. Reserve the pieces you cut from the bottoms and the hollowed out centers for the filling.
  4. In a bowl add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  5. Place the 2 Graham cracker sheets in a zip top bag and use the bottom of a measuring cup to crush them up into small crumbs.
  6. Divide the crumbs into 2 equal portions and add 1 of the portions to the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Reserve the 2nd portion for topping the strawberries.
  8. Slice or chop the reserved strawberry pieces from earlier into very small chunks and stir into the filling mixture.
  9. Spoon some of the filling mixture into the middle of each strawberry and top with the remaining Graham cracker crumbs.
Notes
  1. You can also use regular Graham crackers but cinnamon Graham crackers add a little extra flavor.
  2. Only a small amount of milk is needed for the filling. Just enough to help mix everything through and to thin out the mixture a little.
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