I figured that cream stuffed strawberries topped with blueberries fit the bill just perfectly! Don't you agree? Thought I would share the recipe for any upcoming patriotic events....and of course, you can always leave off the blueberries too.
Here's the recipe:
1 (3.4) oz) pkg coconut cream instant pudding mix (or flavor of choice)
3/4 C. sour cream
1/4 C. heavy whipping cream
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese softened
3/4 C. confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
1 quart large strawberries washed and dried.
Combine pudding mix, sour cream & whipping cream. Beat with mixer on med. speed. Lower the speed to low and add cream cheese, confectioners sugar & extract. Beat until well combined. Cover & refrigerate 30 minutes. With stem side down, make 2 vertical cuts from tip to about 1/4 inch from the stem end. Spread apart to form petals. Spoon or pipe filling into each strawberry.
Take this in for an office treat and you'll be everybody's favorite co-worker....at least until they're all gobbled up!