Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chocolate Covered Strawberries


    Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!  
I hope your day is filled with love, sweet nothings, sweet treats and loads of good surprises.   

Call me a traditionalist, but you cannot have Valentine's Day without some beautiful chocolate covered strawberries to enjoy.  I love to make these each year... well... we make them as many times as we can during the year as well.   My kids love to make them as much as they like to eat them.  I think the strawberry is the perfect Valentine's Day fruit because it's red and shaped like a heart.  Dip a strawberry in sweet chocolate and you've got a match made in heaven. 



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

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.

** Recipe and directions from Food Network**

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  1. Chocolate covered strawberries are like the epitome of V-Day. Love these!

  2. wow beautiful chocolate strawberries...happy V day!

  3. Nothing beats chocolate covered strawberries on V-Day. Yours looks quite scrumptious. thanks for sharing!

    Happy Blogging :)
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. Yummy. I make these every time my kids come for family dinner it is their favorite! These look amazing and will make all your valentines happy =) P.S. I reposted your giveaway on social media so hopefully you will be getting some more traffic today. ;)

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  6. OMG! what a stunning pic! Drooling here...Happy valentines day to you!!

  7. looks yummy..awesome clicks..
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  8. Happy Valentine's Day to you as well my friend! Hope your enjoying it, though by the looks of these strawberries I bet it's going deliciously ;)

  9. Nothing beats a classic treat like chocolate covered strawberries! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

  10. Best Valentine's Day staple ever! Love chocolate covered strawberries, they are so good!

  11. These never go out of style. I hope you had a fun day.

  12. Happy Happy Valentine's Day! (one day late :))

  13. Oh how sweet and luscious! I would eat these any day of the year! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day sweet friend! : )

  14. Looks like you had a sweet Valentine's day! What beautiful little strawberries!


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