Who doesn’t love chocolate-covered strawberries and cheesecake?! This versatile duo treat can be enjoyed on various occasions including romantic dinners or holiday gatherings. Chef Serge originally presented this dish on THV11’s The Vine with Ashley King and Adam Bledsoe and they loved how easy it was to make! When making chocolate covered strawberries with cheesecake, there are many good reasons to indulge in this delightful combination. Here are a few:
- Flavor Combination: The combination of rich, smooth cheesecake and juicy, sweet strawberries creates a perfect balance of flavors. The creamy and tangy cheesecake complements the natural sweetness of the strawberries, resulting in a harmonious taste experience.
- Luxurious Dessert: Chocolate covered strawberries with cheesecake are often associated with elegance and indulgence. Serving them is an excellent way to elevate any occasion, turning a simple dessert into a luxurious treat that can impress guests or loved ones.
- Aesthetically Pleasing: The vibrant red of the strawberries contrasting with the smooth, chocolate coating makes for a visually stunning dessert. Whether arranged on a platter or individually plated, chocolate covered strawberries with cheesecake offer a beautiful presentation that adds charm to any table setting.
- Versatility: Both chocolate covered strawberries and cheesecake offer versatility in terms of presentation. You can experiment with different flavors of cheesecake, such as classic, chocolate, or even flavored varieties like raspberry or lemon. Additionally, you can decorate the strawberries with toppings like nuts, sprinkles, or drizzles, which allows for customization and personalization.
- Healthy Indulgence: While chocolate covered strawberries with cheesecake can certainly be considered indulgent treats, they also offer health benefits. Strawberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, promoting overall well-being. Moreover, some variations of cheesecake can be made with lighter ingredients, reducing the guilt factor.
- Crowd-Pleaser: Chocolate covered strawberries with cheesecake have broad appeal and are liked by many. Whether you are serving them at a party, a family gathering, or even as a surprise gift, these treats are likely to be enjoyed by people of all ages and preferences.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries
12 Fresh Strawberries
1/3 pkg. Dark Almond Bark
White Almond Bark, optional
Melt the almond bark in a microwave safe container in the microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted, stirring frequently.
Hold strawberry by stem and dip into chocolate, leaving a small bit of red exposed near the stem.
Set on parchment paper to harden.
Optional: After chocolate hardens, drizzle with white chocolate almond bark that has been melted in the same way as the dark chocolate.
1 pre-made cheesecake
Mini chocolate chips
Toasted pecan pieces
Using a pre-made cheesecake, sprinkle the chocolate chips and pecans on top and then drizzle with the chocolate and caramel syrups.