Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake!

No one is more shocked than I am when a recipe I make actually turns out. Yesterday I made this for hubbie’s birthday and it was a HIT!!

If you are looking for a light, lower-in fat, refreshing summer dessert, than this is it!!!

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake

1-3/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 9 whole crackers)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 pound fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
Sugar substitute equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided
13 medium fresh strawberries
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate

DIRECTIONS

In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a 9-in. springform pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.

Hull strawberries if necessary; puree in a food processor. Remove and set aside. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Transfer to the food processor; add cream cheese, cottage cheese and sugar substitute. Cover and process until smooth.

Add strawberry puree; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl; fold in 2 cups whipped topping. Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until set. For garnish, wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry. Cut tops off berries. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate at 50% power; stir until smooth. Dip each berry tip until half of the berry is coated, allowing excess to drip off. Place with tips pointing up on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Carefully run a knife around edge of springform pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Arrange berries, chocolate tips up, around edge of cheesecake and place one in the center. Garnish with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Source: Taste of Home’s Light & Tasty

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Comments

27 Responses to Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake!

  1. 1
    Sunydazy says

    Oh My! My tumbly is rumbly after reading this recipe! I’m quite sure my hubby will treat me royally if I make this for him. :-)
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. 2
    ~yolanda says

    Looks absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3
    Lyn says

    Yum & more yum! You did a great job, Laura. :)

  4. 4
    Munchkin Land says

    Ok, I am definitely going to have to ear-mark this recipe. It looks incredible. You and Mandi (mamasings.blogspot.com) are going to get me in HUGE trouble with all the baking I’ll be doing.

    Thanks for sharing!

    PS Replacing everything from my stolen wallet is getting down, slowly! =)

  5. 5
    Jenny says

    This looks incredible! I might just have to try it out this weekend.

  6. 6
    Jana (sidetrack'd) says

    Sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. 7
    mistihollrah says

    This looks awesome! I’m going to have to give this recipe a shot!

    Good job! I made my hubby a cake for his birthday Friday!

  8. 8
    ChupieandJ'smama says

    This looks awesome! I think you should be the new spokesperson for Taste of Home. Everytime I see the magazine in the store I think of the yummy recipes you post and am drawn to buy it.

  9. 9
    Faerylandmom says

    Talk about a dessert recipe straight from Heaven itself. I am officially drooling on myself.

  10. 10
    queenbusick says

    I just got assigned to bring dessert to a picnic on Monday..guess what I’m taking?

  11. 11
    Jenn says

    This looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try it out!

  12. 12
    Rebecca says

    I’m now cleaning the drool off of my keyboard…

  13. 13
    Anonymous says

    WOW! That looks great! Have you ever thought of posting some of the recipe you use for your son? My son has severe allergies too….wheat, dairy, soy and yeast being the biggest. I’m always on the look out for new recipes to try.
    Happy Organizing!
    Jewel

  14. 14
    Org Junkie says

    Hey Jewel,
    Send me an email. I would be more than happy to share some of the recipes I use with you.

  15. 15
    Friglet says

    That looks delicious!

  16. 16
    Sandra says

    Oh LORDY Laura, I’m salivating, cheesecake is one of my favorite things on earth.

    This one is a must try for me, can’t wait.

    I’m so glad to be back online, I’ve missed you and all my other bloggy friends.

    Hugs,
    ?Sandra

  17. 17
    Erna says

    Just reading the title in Bloglines made my mouth water. What’s with everyone posting recipes on their blog lately??? It’s not easy on a pregnant woman! LOL! This looks yummy!!!!

  18. 18
    sheryl says

    Looks and sounds delicious….and it’s lower in fat too!!! Looking forward to trying this…thanks for sharing!

  19. 19
    Gloria says

    The cake looks yummy…and thanks for including the recipe!

  20. 20
    Twisted Cinderella says

    Wow that looks absolutely heavenly!

  21. 21
    Debi says

    I just realized that my mouth was actually hanging right open as I was reading this recipe…yum. Unfortunately, I know I could never make it looks that good!

  22. 22
    Once Upon a Dream... says

    Yummy!!!!

  23. 23
    Sandy Coughlin says

    Oh, Yum,Yum!
    I may have to try this recipe!
    Sandy
    For Reluctant Entertainers

  24. 24
    Carmen@littlecooksinthekitchen.com says

    It looks beautiful. You organize, cook AND BAKE? I’m impressed!

  25. 25
    tegdirb92 says

    Oh my that looks so yummy!! I must try that one!!

  26. 26
    Jennifer, Snapshot says

    Ooooh, my mouth is watering!!

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