{Easter Treat} Amaretto Cream Cheese Strawberries

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If you are in search of something fun, easy and festive for this Easter Sunday, look no further! Jaymee Sire of e is for eat shares these amaretto cream cheese-filled strawberries dipped in chocolate and decorated to look like Easter eggs. DELISH!
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First, you’ll need to hull some strawberries. This Chef’n Strawberry Huller from Williams-Sonoma works perfectly. (Isn’t it just the cutest? You can also use it to seed a tomato as well.) However, if you don’t have one, a paring knife or grapefruit spoon would work too.
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To make the filling, mix up some room temperature cream cheese, amaretto, and powdered sugar. (*Note, if you are making these alcohol-free or kid-friendly, you could sub almond extract for the amaretto).
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Pipe the filling into the hollowed out strawberries using a pastry bag or a small Ziplock bag with the corner snipped off. (Although I own pastry bags and frosting tips, I opted for the Ziplock bag in this instance since it didn’t need to look fancy). Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes so the cream cheese has a chance to firm back up.
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For the chocolate, you should technically use a double boiler, but I was lazy, so I just stuck some chocolate chips, cream, Bailey’s and coconut oil in the microwave and heated on high until it was fully melted. (Mine took about 3 minutes, stopping every minute to stir). Allow to cool slightly and dip each strawberry at an angle into the chocolate, give a swift turn (so cream cheese doesn’t ooze out) and place on a pan lined with parchment paper. If you want to sprinkle with chopped nuts or coconut, you can do that now while the chocolate is still wet. However, I wanted to decorate mine like Easter eggs, so I just stuck them into the fridge to set. (Again, simply omit the Bailey’s to make them alcohol-free).
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I made a basic buttercream frosting and colored them with food coloring to make my own Easter colors, but you could also use store-bought frosting. (Just don’t try using the gel tubes, as they don’t show up on the chocolate).
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Now the fun part! Using either Ziplocks with tiniest holes cut in the corners or a pastry bag fitted with a very fine frosting tip, decorate your “eggs.” (This would be a fun activity for kids too!) Let your imagination run wild, and Happy Easter!

(To get the full recipe, visit Jaymee’s site, eisforat.com http://eisforeat.blogspot.com/2012/04/is-for-amaretto-cream-cheese-chocolate.html)

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Comments

  1. how to study says:

    Hi, I just stopped by to visit your blog and thought I’d say I enjoyed myself.

  2. Really mouth watering strawberries. Love this recipe.

  3. Amy says:

    No measurements for ingredients? Bummer. Looks yummy

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