Banana Split Stuffed Strawberries
1 pint fresh strawberries (more or less depending on size)
4 tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon butter
4 tablespoons finely chopped nuts
½ cup heavy cream
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
½ banana, mashed (about ¼ cup)
¼ cup crushed pineapple, well drained
instant banana pudding mix (or vanilla)
fudge sauce (I used 5 Minute homemade sauce)
Combine heavy cream, cream cheese, powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons instant pudding mix with mixer on medium until thick and fluffy. Fold in banana & pineapple. Place in a ziploc and refrigerate.
Wash & dry strawberries.
Cut tops off and using a tomato corer, scoop out the center. Cut bottom off and make sure the strawberry stands upright. Stand on a paper towel to dry.
Melt chocolate chips for about 25 seconds in the microwave, stir in butter until smooth. Dry each strawberry with a paper towel and dip in chocolate and then in nuts. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate 5 minutes or until set.
Cut a corner off of the Ziploc bag and pipe filling into each strawberry. Top with desired toppings (chocolate, sprinkles, cherries).