I wanted to take some chocolate dipped strawberries up a notch with Mother's Day right around the corner. Queue Nutella Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries with melted chocolate drizzled all over them. They are very decadent and a little bit messy, but they're messy in all of the good ways. You can make these in 1 bowl and done!
Here we go:
-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
-3/4 cups cream cheese at room temperature
-2-3 TBS Half and Half
-1/2 cup Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-8-12 large strawberries
-chunks of chocolate or chocolate chips for melting/drizzling
Place the cream cheese, powdered sugar and Nutella in a large bowl of a stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment or a hand mixer to beat the ingredients together. Add in the vanilla extract and slowly add in the half and half while beating the whole mixture together. Once everything is combined, use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl, cover and place in the fridge to chill for approximately 30 minutes.
Wash and remove the green leaf tops from your strawberries. Use a sharp knife to hollow out part of the insides of the strawberries. Remove the chilled "cheesecake" mixture from the fridge and place into a pastry bag. (Optional: Use a 1M piping tip or you can simply use a bag to fill the strawberries). Pipe the cheesecake into the strawberries and immediately return to the fridge. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the strawberries and again return to the fridge to set. Store the strawberries in the fridge until ready to serve.
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