20 fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled and slightly gouged out
8 ounces Neufchatel cheese, softened
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons powdered sugar or substitute
Dark chocolate, melted (optional)
Trim bottom of strawberry so that it will stand up by itself. Arrange berries on a serving dish, hulled side up. In a bowl, combine the cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar, mixing well. Place cheese mixture in a piping bag then pipe mixture into the tops of the berries, filling them equally. Drizzle with melted chocolate.