RECIPES

Mini Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes

Mascarpone cheese is velvety smooth, slightly sweet and buttery. Blended with chocolate and whipped cream, these light and fluffy bite-sized treats are heavenly.

Wisconsin Cheese Mini Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cheesecakes Recipe
Active Time
50 Minutes
Servings
12

Ingredients

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries:

Chocolate Cheesecakes:

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cream Cheese or Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries:

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Melt semisweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Repeat step to melt white baking chocolate in another bowl.
  3. Pat strawberries dry with a paper towel. Dip each strawberry into semisweet chocolate; let any excess chocolate drip off. Place on prepared pan. Drizzle strawberries with white baking chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is set.

Chocolate Cheesecakes:

  1. Place cookies in a food processor; cover and pulse until fine crumbs. Add butter; pulse until combined. Divide and press crumbs into paper-lined muffin cups. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt semisweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool chocolate completely, stirring occasionally.
  3. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until fluffy. Add the mascarpone, confectioners’ sugar and chocolate; beat until mixture is blended.
  4. Beat cream in another large bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture.
  5. Spoon or pipe over crusts. Top each with a strawberry. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until serving.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Mascarpone cheese is rich, creamy, buttery and slightly sweet. It's a trusty friend and mingles well within both dessert and dinner menus.

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