After Easter candy sales depress me. Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks look down from their discount shelves, never to fulfill their Easter dreams. I always end up buying a few (of the bunnies, sorry chicks but I'm not a fan) and then they sit on my shelf waiting for some higher purpose. And I imagine that being used in this pie would be a chocolate bunny's dream. Well, actually maybe not since they get melted down and spread over a pie crust then topped with fluffy cream and fresh juicy strawberries. But hey, at least they made it out of the store, right?!
*Disclaimer, yes I realize that the bunnies are made of chocolate and probably don't have "feelings"
Chocolate Strawberry and Cream Pie
From Taste of Home
3 ounces chocolate, divided or one big Easter bunny broken into pieces
1/2 tablespoon butter (can be omitted if using a high quality Easter Bunny) `
1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked (use your favorite recipe)
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Sour Cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
1/3 cup strawberry jam, melted
In a large saucepan, melt 2 oz. chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring constantly. Note -try to use a good quality bunny or the chocolate will be harder to spread when melted. Spread or brush over the bottom and up the sides of pastry shell.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Spread over chocolate layer; cover and chill for 2 hours.
Arrange strawberries over the filling.
Brush with jam. Melt the remaining chocolate and drizzle over the top. Yield: 6-8 servings.