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Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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A sweet, creamy filling make these luscious Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries even more irresistible! My valentine ate his before dinner!

I’ve filled gorgeous ripe strawberries with sweetened cream cheese and with mascarpone cheese as well as just dipping them in melted chocolate. But I had a plan to combine BOTH of these sweet treats for this out of this world Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe!

Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries  on a small white dessert plate

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The process for making these decadent berries is not complicated! Just get beautiful red, ripe strawberries and the rest is easy.

  • Use a small, oblong melon baller, to  scoop out the core of each berry leaving the leaves on top.
  • Make your filling mixture and place it into a piping bag with a tip with a larger opening or into a Ziploc bag (and cut a corner off to use as a piping bag).
  • Place the berries, stem side up, in a mini muffin tin for easy access.
  • Next,  pipe the mascarpone cheese mixture into the small cavity and fold the green foliage over the opening. But I couldn’t stop there!
  • Use candy melts or semisweet chocolate melted with bit of vegetable oil, and using the stem as a handle, dip the berries into the chocolate.
  • Set them on a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet until the chocolate is firm. Then dig in!
Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Dipped Strawberries on a serving tray

Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Even though it appears that I munch on cookies and slabs of decadent layer cakes each day, I’m a pretty healthy eater. I must admit, though, I have a bit of a sweet tooth, and just like Winnie-the-Pooh, I need a little something sweet after dinner.

This Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe made the perfect nibble. The hubby popped a couple in his mouth before dinner, but I held out and had mine for dessert. We were, obviously, both fans of these sweet gems. I think you and your Valentine will be, too!


Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries in a mini muffin tin ready to be filled

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Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries #ValentinesDay

Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries #ValentinesDay

Sweet berries filled with mascarpone cheese and dipped in chocolate make for a lovely after dinner nibble

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 12 berries 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Coring, Mixing, Piping, Melting, Dipping
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 12 Driscoll’s strawberries
  • 3/4 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate melts or 6-8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. With a small paring knife or a mini-oblong melon baller, core out the middle of each berry at a point near the stem. Leave leaves intact. Set aside.
  2. To make filling, beat Mascarpone with cream, sugar and vanilla till smooth. Put filling into a piping bag or even a Zip-loc bag with just a corner cut off. Pipe the filling into the the middle of each berry.
  3. Yield depends on size of berries.
  4. In a small bowl, melt the chocolate melts according to package instructions or gently melt semi-sweet chocolate with oil in the microwave.
  5. Carefully dip berries into the melted chocolate turning so that 2/3 of the berry is coated. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and let stand at room temperature till set.
  6. Best eaten within a few hours.

 

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16 comments on “Mascarpone Filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries”

  1. Such a delicate and delicious Valentine’s sweet treats! Happy Valentine’s Liz!

  2. One of my favorite goodies! I’ve made them with cream cheese, mascarpone would be a new food to me-perhaps one I should try:@)

  3. Sneaky sneaky! They look awesome!

  4. What a lovely treat for Valentine’s Day, especially that mascarpone. Yum!

  5. Look beautiful and delicious Lizzy!!!
    xoxo

  6. Chocolate covered strawberries are always a nice treat for us. Even with the chocolate they are lighter with the strawberries. I am going to ignore the mascarpone filling as being a non-healthy component. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would probably sneak one before dinner too.

  7. Oh, they look so cute in their little striped sweaters!! Thanks for showing the photo of how you did the filling without removing the stem, it was nice to have a visual of that, having a photo is so much easier to picture it all. I think these would be a hit here…stealing this one. Don’t worry, I will give you credit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Dear LIzzy, I like something sweet after dinner too. These look beautiful and I am sure are delicious!!
    Have a wonderful weekend. xo Catherine

  9. I’ve stuffed mine with cheesecake before but never mascarpone. How easy are they and how beautiful to look at.

  10. What a lovely idea and not too sweet as well. And healthy! I love how you filled the strawberries with mascarpone – I’ve never thought to do that. And your chocolate swirls are very pretty – you must have a steady hand! I’ll pin these xx

  11. Oh I love the idea of a mascarpone filling, brilliant!

  12. What a lovely idea ! I will do the same thing that your Valentine ! I will eat this strawberry right now ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Valentine’s day Liz !

  13. Brilliant idea, Liz! I am completely inspired! Of course, I want to take it a step sweeter and add filled and dipped strawberries on top of cake! =)

  14. Sweet but not so rich and filling- a perfect dessert! Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. The perfect little nibble!

  16. Wow. All I can say is that I am not going to wait for next year’s valentine’s day for a batch of these! Great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

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