I found a simple recipe online to work off of, but as usual I just eyeballed everything and adjusted to taste. All the ingredients I bought from my local Trader Joe's.
Recipe and instructions, and photos as follows:
- blueberries (optional)
- cream cheese (the one you use on your bagel. either regular or non fat. i went for non fat)
- powdered/confectioners sugar
- vanilla extract
- honey graham crackers
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- core taker outer (sorry, not sure what the technical name for this is!)
- food processor
- hand mixer
- piping tip (not necessary, but makes filling easier)
- ziploc bag
|1. wash strawberries|
|2. remove core|
FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
In a mixing bowl, dump in your cream cheese (I used two 12-oz cartons), and with your mixer, whip until soft. One spoonful at a time, mix in your powdered sugar until fully incorporated. Add a small cap-full of vanilla extract. Taste a little after each spoon until you get to desired flavor. Some like it tart, some like it sweet.
Scoop into your piping bag. Squeeze.
|3. fill to brim|
|4. grind crackers and pour onto a flat surface for dipping|
|5. pipe and dip|
|6. top with a blueberry|
For red, white and blue purposes, I topped each strawberry with a fresh organic blueberry. Adds color and an extra berry flavor. But omit if preferred!
eat & enjoy