I decided that even though my wonderful husband was going to cook mothers day lunch for me, It would be in my own best interest to make my own dessert! (dessert just isn't that important to every one else around here!)
I decided it was time to try the Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries recipe that I had found.
So Saturday evening I set out to make this (to die for) dessert.
Of course you're going to want the recipe and directions so of course I was a good little cook and took step by step pictures for you all!
The filling recipe is one I use for cakes, you could use no bake cheesecake instead.
Vanilla Cheesecake Mousse
1 Pkg Jello Instant French Vanilla (or other flavor) Pudding
1 Envelope Dream Whip
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pour powdered pudding and powdered Dream whip into medium bowl and add the light cream, blend on low speed with electric mixture until blended. Switch to high speed and beat 6 minutes scraping down sides occasionally with spatula. Add softened cream cheese and vanilla and beat another minute.
Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. If too thick add a little bit light cream until desired texture achieved. Flavors develop when sitting over night.
(Recipe courtesy of Carol Chisholm.) Delicious, creamy, not too sweet and sturdy enough now to squish out from between layers.After filling strawberries, I put refrigerate them for about 45 minuets before dipping them.
I like to use Dove Milk Chocolate for dipping.
(1 vanilla cheesecake mousse recipe and 3 bags of chocolate makes 4 dozen strawberries.)
As I was taking this last picture, I decided to tip the tray up a little more to get a better angle. Picture me holding out this glass cutting board lined with waxed paper, holding the strawberries, out on one hand and trying to take the picture with the other hand.
Not a very smart idea. You see, the waxed paper slides, and the strawberries go on the floor. Luckily, I managed to catch all but one with my shirt and camera strap,
and level the board again!
At least the whole thing gave me an excuse to eat the "ugly" ones!!!
Little Boy (who was fresh from his bath) was quite delighted to help with the mess on the floor, and I didn't have the heart to stop him!
When he was finished with the floor he went to the fridge and started pulling on the door begging for another one!