Strawberry ‘Cheesecake’ Bites

Strawberries are stuffed with a cream cheese filling for a cute two-bite dessert. Can be prepared the night before, but not much earlier than that as the berries may become soggy. Inspired by peta.org.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 15 people
Calories 125 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1  lb. strawberries
  • oz.  vegan cream cheese (try Daiya or Tofutti!)
  • 1 1/2  cups powdered sugar
  • tsp.  vanilla extract
  • Tbsp.  strawberry jam
  • 1/4  cup  crushed crackers

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the strawberries’ stems, then carve a hollow spot in each strawberry for the “cheesecake.”
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the vegan cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until nice and fluffy.
  • Pour in a pastry bag,* then fill each strawberry with some of the mixture.
  • Place the crackers in a sandwich bag and crush gently into crumbs.
  • Sprinkle the crumbs on top of the strawberries and voilà!

Notes

*For a DIY pastry bag, cut a hole in the bottom corner of a sandwich bag and gently pipe out the filling. If you don’t want to hollow out the strawberries, turn the “cheesecake” mixture into a creamy dip. Just submerge each strawberry in the “cheesecake” mixture, roll in the animal cracker crumbs, and enjoy!