My Anna went to a dessert making party and the cheescake filled strawberries and raspberries were by far her favorite. The next night she taught Brooke and me how to make them. Anna and Brooke made these all by themselves. My job was taking pictures. This is my kind of Girls' Night with my daughters. . .very little mess involved!!
You need 4 ingredients:
-box of Jello No Bake Cheesecake (this is were the pudding boxes are on the baking aisle)
-1 cup of milk
(note: the Jello No Bake Cheesecake makes a lot of filling. If you want to use all the filling, I would get 2 boxes of strawberries and 2 boxes of raspberrries. I would get double of the fruit pictured below).
First you rinse the strawberries and cut the tops off. Your little ones (4 and 5 year olds) can do this. But this was girl time at our house, so Anna and Brooke and I did it.
Then you hollow out the strawberries.
You do not need to hollow out the raspberries because they already have holes in them. So you just need to rinse the raspberries.
Then you make the Jello No Bake Cheesecake Filling, which is the Step 2 bag in the box. You simply take that bag and mix it with a cup of milk (you follow the directions on the box, I think it is a cup of milk). So you make a whole bowl full of cheescake filling.
Your little ones can help with this. Tell them to stir 10 times and practice counting. And then you stir 10 times. Then they have to stir 12 times and then you stir 12 times. And then they stir 15 times and then you stir 15 times. Counting together each time.
Then take Step 1 bag (this is the bag with the graham cracker crust crumbs) and dump it on a plate or in a shallow bowl.
You then scoop the cheesecake filling from the bowl into a ziploc bag and seal the bag. If you have lots of helpers, I suggest making a ziploc bag for each helper.
Cut the corner off of the bag so that you can squeeze the filling into the strawberries and raspberries.
Fill a strawberry with the cheesecake mix. I am thinking this is for those 9 years old and up. My Brooke had no trouble with this. But if you have little ones, this is Mom's job.
And then dip the top (the part with the cheescake mix showing) into the graham cracker crumbs. Your little ones could do this!! You squeeze the mixture into the strawberry and then hand the strawberry to your little one and let him dip it into the graham crackers.
Continue. Fill a strawberry or a raspberry with the cheesecake mixture.
And dip it into the graham cracker crumbs.
Enjoy your kiddos while you make a whole plate of yumminess. Which do you like better, the strawberry dessert or the raspberry dessert?
Won't Dad be surprised tonight? And strawberries are on sale this week at Aldi for 99¢ a pound.
These treats did not last long at our house.