11 Stuffed Strawberries That Make the Perfect Mini Dessert
We can’t get enough of this sweet summer trend.
From mini pancakes and chocolate-chip cookie cereal to pint-sized pizza bagels, toaster pastries, and more, mini desserts are undoubtedly having their 15 minutes (years?) of fame. And while we’ll never say no to the classic chocolate-covered strawberry, stuffed strawberries offer an exciting new range of possibilities. The fruit can be filled with mouthwatering desserts—think chocolate chip cheesecake and tiramisu—but their handheld size makes them the ideal indulgence. They’re also the perfect no-bake treat for socially-distant summer gatherings.
Enjoy all the goodness of cheesecake in just one bite—no beating or setting required. Slice the pointed ends off the strawberries to help them stand up straight on a platter.
Get the recipe: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.
Oreo Truffle-Dipped Strawberries
Oreo cookies and cream cheese combine to make the fudgy chocolate truffles that fill these strawberries. But don’t stop there: dipping the tops in chocolate is what makes these a true chocoholic’s dream.
Get the recipe: Oreo Truffle Dipped Strawberries.
Key Lime Pie-Stuffed Strawberries
You’re just five ingredients away from this tangy treat, which mimics a Key lime pie without the time-consuming crust. Instead, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lime juice combine to create a refreshing filling for the hollowed-out strawberry.
Get the recipe: Key Lime Pie Stuffed Strawberries.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries
Made from cashews and sweetened with maple syrup, this dairy-free cheesecake is so creamy and rich, even non-vegan guests will be going back for seconds.
Get the recipe: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries.
This strawberry boasts all the delicious components of tiramisu, deconstructed to fit inside the berry. A slice of ladyfinger and a light dusting of cocoa powder make it party-ready.
Get the recipe: Tiramisu Stuffed Strawberries.
Banana Split-Stuffed Strawberries
You’ll want a hearty helping of this banana split filling, so be sure to use the largest strawberries you can find. Top with your favorite ice cream sundae toppings, such as fudge sauce, sprinkles, and a cherry, of course.
Get the recipe: Banana Split Stuffed Strawberries.
Crème Brûlée-Filled Strawberries
Between the creamy vanilla custard and the caramelized sugar topping, these sweet strawberries are real crowd-pleasers. If you don’t have a chef's torch, caramelize the sugar under your oven's broiler.
Get the recipe: Crème Brûlée Filled Strawberries.
Creamy mascarpone cheese (flavored with vanilla and fresh lemon juice) is a delicious complement to the juicy fruit. Use a microplane or cheese grater to finely grate chocolate over the tops of each berry.
Get the recipe: Mascarpone Stuffed Strawberries.
Chocolate Mousse-Filled Strawberries
Fluffy chocolate mousse is the star of these strawberries, which are topped with chopped nuts for a toasty, crunchy finish. Can’t wait until dessert? Eat these as an afternoon snack.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries.
Chocolate and Nutella taste great in a crepe, so it’s no surprise that they’re just as delicious on their own. Refrigerating the Nutella before piping it into the strawberries will help it firm up and make it easier to work with.
Get the recipe: Nutella Stuffed Strawberries.
Dirt and Worm-Stuffed Strawberries
Dirt cups are a classic birthday party favorite, so kids will love this playful twist. No Oreos on hand? Use crushed chocolate graham crackers instead.
Get the recipe: Dirt and Worm Stuffed Strawberries.