Inside-Out Chocolate Strawberries
24 to 36 large strawberries
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
Remove stems and partially hollow out strawberries, forming small bowls. Cut a sliver off the bottom of each strawberry so that it will stand on end.
Place chocolate chips and cream in a small, microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on HIGH (100 percent) power for 30 seconds; stir until creamy. If needed, microwave at additional 10-second intervals, stirring until chips are melted. Let cool slightly.
Place cream cheese and powdered sugar in a large mixer bowl. Beat until creamy; beat in chocolate mixture.
Transfer cream cheese mixture to a large pastry bag with a star tip or spoon into a gallon-size heavy-duty plastic bag with a 1/4-inch wide opening cut at one corner.
Pipe mixture into strawberry cups, filling completely and mounding mixture on top of each strawberry.
Yield: 2 to 3 dozen