Strawberry Cheesecake Santas
Recipe adapted from www.damyhealth.com
Makes 20-40 Santas
1 large container of fresh strawberries
1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup 0% plain greek yogurt
2 tbsp honey
3 packets Stevia (0 calorie sweetener found in Organic section)
a squeeze of real lemon juice
Wash and dry strawberries. Cut off the tops, and also make a cut about 2/3 of the way down the strawberry (see picture above). In the larger part of the strawberry, use a paring knife to cut a little cavity into the strawberry (which you will fill with cheesecake filling).
In a separate bowl, mix together all of the rest of the ingredients and use an electric mixer on a low speed to combine. Using a spatula, spoon out the cream cheese mixture into a ziploc baggy, which you will use as an "icing bag". With a pair of scissors, cut a small hole in the corner of the baggy that you can squeeze the cream cheese mixture through.
Line strawberries up on a large baking sheet, squeeze some cheesecake filling into the cavity of each strawberry, and top with the little triangle piece you initially cut off. The picture I've got above has little black eyeballs, which you can add with either sprinkles you have at home, or by adding food coloring to the icing mixture.
Yours in strength + stretchiness,
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