Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are packed full of creamy cheesecake and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs. A perfect 2 bite dessert!

{Pictures for this post updated February 10th, 2016.}

Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven – cheesecake stuffed strawberries. How did I not dream up these beauties sooner? I’m serious, they are amazing! I ate four of them yesterday. I could have eaten more but I restrained myself. It was not easy. Trust me.

I have made this this dessert hundreds of times and every single time I bring it to a party they are gone in seconds. Everyone is floored when I tell them it’s seriously only a couple of ingredients and ready in under NO TIME! Seriously, this dish is 100% no-bake but you still get all that cheesecake flavor you love.

Making up the filling is super simple as well.  It’s cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste. If you don’t have any vanilla bean paste vanilla extract can be in place BUT I recommend getting a bottle of the paste soon. It’s vanilla heaven in a bottle. I’m not even kidding when I say it’s vanilla bean heaven – it is! It adds the most luxurious vanilla flavor PLUS you get all those pretty little vanilla beans specs.

To finish, I dipped the stuffed strawberries in graham cracker crumbs. It gave the strawberries the total cheesecake taste. To make it even fancier you could drizzle the tops with chocolate, add mini chocolate chips to the filling or even add lemon or orange zest to the filling. This recipe can be easily altered to fit just about any flavor profile you’re going for.

One small thing I will note about this dessert – it’s best eaten within a day of making them. If I’m bringing them to a party I like to make them the morning of the party. This is simply because the strawberries can start to “ripen” a bit if sitting around for too long. Oh and you totally don’t have to cut off the bottom to make them stand up. They taste just as great laying down!

Looking for more awesome no-bake cheesecake recipes? Try my no bake Oreo marshmallow cheesecake, no bake coconut lime cheesecake bites or my no bake blueberry cheesecakes

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are packed full of creamy cheesecake and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs. A perfect 2 bite dessert!

Yield: 10 - 12 strawberries (depending on size)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound large strawberries
  • 8 ounce block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • Graham cracker crumbs

Directions:

Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry, leaving a nice hole to fill the strawberry with filling.

If the inside of your strawberry is not hollow you can use a small knife and clean out some of the inside. If you are using large strawberries they tend to be hollow in the middle.

Optional: If you would like you strawberries to stand upright (like you see in the picture) slice a tiny section off the bottom. I normally skip this step and just let them rest on their side.

Continue until all the strawberries have been prepped.

After the strawberries are prepped add cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste to the bowl of a stand mixer.

Mix together until smooth and fully combined.

Add mixture to a piping bag and fill the inside of the strawberries until the filling reaches the top of the strawberry.

Dip the top of the strawberry in graham cracker crumbs.

These are best tasting the day they are made.

Optional: Feel free to add mix-ins to the cream cheese - lemon zest, flavored extract or even mini-chocolate chips.