Red White and Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
- 1 pkg fresh strawberries
- 1/2 pkg blue candy melts (Wilton's)
- 1 pkg cream cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (you can use less, it all depends on how sweet you like your icing)
- 1/2 stick butter (melted or softened)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pkg store-bought cupcakes or you can make your own
First, wash and pat dry the strawberries. Slice the stem ends off the Strawberries, about 1/2 inch. Use a narrow spoon to remove about half of the flesh inside each berry, allowing room for filling. Set aside.
Second, melt the blue candy melts in a double boiler. Then, dip the end of the strawberry and set on parchment paper to cool and harden.
Thirdly, prepare the icing (while strawberries are cooling). In a bowl, cube the cream cheese, add the butter, vanilla, and some sugar. Then, mix together until your icing is smooth.
The last step is to stuff the strawberries with the icing. Once the candy melts have hardened on the strawberries. Pipe some icing into each strawberry. You can using a piping bag or you can make your own bag with a simple sandwich bag, fill it with icing, push the icing into a corner, snip the corner with scissors, and pipe icing through it. Or, if you want to bypass the piping... just spoon your icing directly into your strawberry, with a regular spoon.