2.14.2011

Daily Happy - Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate + Fruit = L.O.V.E.


Ever wanted to make your sweetie something...well, sweet, but didn't want to bust out the flour and sugar and butter and actually BAKE something? Try chocolate covered strawberries! Incredibly easy and actually fun and romantic to make together - tested out last night for all of you just in time for Valentine's Day!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
8 - 10 medium-sized strawberries
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
wax or parchment paper (optional)

Special equipment: a double boiler (or, you can be resourceful and just use two small pots, stacked on top of each other).

In the bigger pot, put about 1 inch of water and heat on high until it boils. Place the chocolate chips in the smaller pot and, once the water is boiling, stack it on top and turn the heat to medium. The chips will start melting almost instantly, so stir, stir, stir! Once the chocolate is perfectly melted (no lumps), dip each strawberry into the chocolate and twist to coat. Lay it on a plate lined with parchment or wax paper (if you don't do this, your chocolate will stick to the plate, but you can scrape it off). Once all your strawberries are chocolated, refrigerate or freeze until the chocolate has hardened (freeze for about 5 minutes).

You can get creative with this by melting different kinds of chocolate - white, dark, etc. - and either double dipping or drizzling on top. It's fun and romantic, and man, those things are tasty!

Happy love day, peeps!

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