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Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish Hearts

Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish Hearts


  • Author: Food For Fought
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 8 Danish Hearts 1x

Description

These adorable Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes make a delightful Valentine’s Day dessert or snack.


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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/81/4 cup flour (for work surface)
  • 1 cup strawberries, diced
  • 17.3-ounce package puff pastry, thawed
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, and cocoa until light and fluffy.
  4. Flour work surface and unfold the puff pastry.
  5. Using your fingertips, gently seal the creased lines; use a rolling pin, carefully, if necessary.
  6. Use a 3” cookie cutter to cut out 9 hearts.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 with the remaining sheet of puff pastry.
  8. Place hearts onto the baking sheet.
  9. Using a sharp knife, gently score a heart shape about ¼ inch inside each puff pastry heart.
  10. Using a fork, poke inside each of the hearts twice.
  11. In a small bowl, mix together egg and water until combined.
  12. Brush the border of each heart with egg mixture.
  13. Bake for 10 minutes.
  14. Remove from the oven. Using a fork, poke the inside heart around the border.
  15. Spread cream cheese mixture into each heart, keeping inside the border (Use a piping bag for less mess.)
  16. Place some diced strawberries onto each pastry.
  17. Bake for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  18. Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes.
  19. Melt chocolate chips and drizzle over danishes.
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