What’s on the menu? – Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Okay so it’s not rocket science but when I found these I was heaven just looking at them.  I LOVE chocolate covered strawberries. I never think to make them but I sure love it when I get to eat them!    This is the perfect Valentine treat!  It is somewhat healthy (after all it does incorporate fruit right?) and it has a very important ingredient – CHOCOLATE!  You can serve them as an after school snack, give them to your sweetheart or send them as a surprise in your child’s lunch box along with a love note from mom.  If you aren’t into strawberries turn it into a fondue night and have fun with pretzels, pineapple, shortbread cookies (there goes the healthy part), and anything else you love covered in chocolate.  I found this recipe on the Food Network and it is delicious!

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well

Directions

Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)

Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.

Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

Posted on February 10, 2010, in Everything Family, February, Holidays & Traditions, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is awesome, We already have a fondue for every valentines day. We started a number of years ago. We first do a cheese fondue with veggies (carrots, bell peppers, celery), homemade croutons from a yummy bread, and apples. Then depending on the health and sanity of all of the children we do a chocolate one as well with pound cake, apples, strawberries, cinnamon gummy bears, graham crackers (sometimes we save this one until after the kids are in bed and have a husband wife at home date with this and a cute snugly movie). If there are illnesses in the house everyone gets their own bowl so we don’t have to share EVERYTHING. Then two years ago we got an inexpensive fondue fountain and this makes it even more of an event for us and the kids to share and make memories.

    • Thanks for your awesome comment Alyssa. A great place to get an inexpensive fondue set is D.I. I shop there first before anywhere else. I have saved so much money and have acquired many things brand new for only pennies on the dollar they sell for in the store.

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