Valentines Day has come early to I Can Cook That! Ok, not really. I made them for a party recently, but they would be perfect for a Valentines Day dessert, or with your coffee in the morning! I found this recipe on Taste of Home
. After reading the reviews, a few people suggested adding some powdered sugar to sweeten up the chocolate cream. I love anything sweet, so I took their suggestion!
1-1/2 ounces dark chocolate, grated, divided
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup whipped topping
2 containers of fresh strawberries, halved
I used dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s. They come in 1.75 oz little bars so I used two of those 1.75 oz bars. Take the first bar and melt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
In a small bowl, add the cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar and whipped topping. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
Add the melted chocolate and beat until combined. Add the mixture to a plastic zip lock bag.
Cut off the lower corner and pipe onto the strawberries, with the cut side up.
Using a grater, grate the remaining chocolate over the strawberries.
These are really simple, and really tasty too!
I think the addition of the powdered sugar was a good idea. Fresh strawberries can be a bit tart, so it was nice to add some extra sweetness within the chocolate cream.
The cream cheese adds a nice smoothness to the chocolate cream. They are so pretty too, aren’t they?
You can make these ahead of time and then pop them in the refrigerator until needed.