Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

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I'm all about non convention so i was thinking about how to put a twist on the classic chocolate covered strawberry.

I thought about switching the ingredients and making strawberry covered chocolates.

Well after some experimentation I ended up creating Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries.

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Step 1: Ingredients

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Fresh strawberries
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 rounded teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

Step 2: Partially slice the top of the strawberry

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Using a knife, carefully slice the top of the strawberry without cutting all the way thru.

Then carefully rotate the top open.

The area where the top is still connected will hinge nicely like a door.

Step 3: Core out the center of the strawberry

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Carefully core out the center of the strawberry with a sharp knive.

Step 4: Make the chocolate filling & stuff the strawberry

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Combine the chocolate chips with the shortening in a microwaveable bowl or cup. Microwave for about 30 seconds until soft and mix with a spoon.

Then spoon the chocolate mixture into the strawberry.

Step 5: the chocolate stuffed strawberry!

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After you've stuffed the strawberry with chocolate, rotate the cap back on and let some of the chocolate ooze over the sides.

You can eat them right away while the chocolate is warm or store them in the refrigerator.

Nutella is good, but don't cheat yourself. So many recipes out there.
LoganSix4 years ago

And some strawberries, the really big ones, have their own natural cavity in them.
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mejustsean2 years ago
Sounds great and as soon as the rain stops, I'm going to get some strawberrys at the market... But one thing I will try is to take the scooped out berry, mash it really well and mix it with the chocolate before stuffing... I think it should work out well... Thanks for the idea...sean.
With strawberries THAT big, I think I'd rather use a melon ball scoop to remove the middle of the strawberries, instead of a knife that has the potential to slice off fingers.GRIN It also seems to me that you'd need to have a way to stand them up in order for the chocolate filling to set up and not run out of the berry, maybe an empty egg carton for that size strawberry. I like the suggestion of serving them in a chocolate bowl. I've served raspberry mousse in shaped chocolate clam shells that were the hit of the party!
I would avoid using egg cartons since salmonella goes from the egg shell to the carton :)
Captmeach74 years ago
I think i am going to experiment based off of the syringe comment + the natural cavity one. Maybe i can get giant strawberries and a turkey baster and inject chocolate?
You should call these strawberry-covered chocolate.  ;)
I'm thinking about filling the middles with sweetened cream cheese (get it good and soft and use a plastic sandwich bag with the corner snipped off to squeeze the filling into the strawberry).   Then drizzle the outside with chocolate--- HEAVEN! 
SeaLion4 years ago
Does one keepd the 'door' for eating? It does thave the leaves on it there...<,<
dulciquilt4 years ago
you you could dip just the tip in white choc for extra effect, or fill center with caramel then dip in choc to seal.
 imagen how happy you would be if you thought you were just getting a chocolate dipped strawberry (MY FAVORITE FOOD) but it was also filled with chocolate. ahhh
nickodemus4 years ago
That is awesome!
Now those look good.
Nice twist on the original!
 Oh, SWEET!!!
i think the only thing that could make this recipe better would be, instead of Crisco and melted chocolate chips... Nutella.  Now that'll make your eyes roll back in your head...
Yes, YES!!!
WuLongTi5 years ago
 these look really good, and they're so easy to do.  I think I need to go run to the grocery store now!  ^_^
mrdepo965 years ago
 huh. i always thought of a cooler way to do this that involved marshmallows and a syringe...
 oh and milk can also do the job of crisco.. just not as well..

finfan76 years ago
Hmmm, perhaps... fudge filled strawberries? Or Chocolate dipped chocolate filled strawberries. Or even more odd, chocolate-dipped chocolate dipped strawberry gummi filled strawberries.
Yum! om nom nom nom...
legopi36 years ago
why would you put shortening with the chocolate?
Kaiven legopi35 years ago
I would guess to keep the chocolate in a gooey/melted state, though it might be just for microwaving or some other reason.
I love it! it looks like something you would see in classy restaurants
LemonLily6 years ago
Thats a really good idea. I also suggest that you make the "chocolate bowl" and if your family likes it, put the chocolate stuffed strawberries in there as filling. I also want to say, if you want to surprise someone, try to hide the chcolate in the strawberry and let them find the oozing goodness. Happy cooking!
ItsTheHobbs6 years ago
Cool. I like chocolate way better than strawberry cores.