The original source for the recipe is the lovely blog Sugar Derby. I adapted some of her directions (ever so slightly) and made these tasty treats for the Georgia v. Coastal Carolina tailgate.
- Strawberry Stem Remover: This thing makes life so easy. (Again, thank you, Aunt Lynne!) However, you can use a knife if you want. I like my Chef'n Strawberry Huller. (Available at Williams-Sonoma for $7.95)
- Sandwich Size Ziploc Bag
- Electric Mixer
1/2 tsp. vanilla
- Wash strawberries and remove stem and core with either the corer or a knife.
- With the electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
- Scoop cream cheese mixture into the ziploc bag and seal-- making sure that all air is removed.
- Use scissors to cut the bottom corner of the ziploc bag to create a piping bag. You will only need to cut a tiny opening.
- Squeeze the cream cheese filling through the opening to fill each strawberry.
I stopped there, because I was transporting the strawberries on an hour car ride and wanted them to look their best upon arrival-- no smears, uneven distribution, etc. However, you can go on to the next steps if you wish:
- Crush graham crackers in another ziploc bag. Dip the filled end of the each strawberry in the crushed graham crackers.
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth upon stirring. Use the spoon to drizzle chocolate over the finished strawberries.
- Place in refridgerator until chocolate is hardened.
The final step is always the same-- serve and enjoy!
What's your favorite easy tailgate recipe?