Still looking for that last minute Valentine’s gift?? You know it’s coming up this Saturday. More than expensive gifts, something homemade is always a winner. And something homemade with chocolate and strawberries is guaranteed to brighten anyone’s day. Not to mention that making your own chocolate covered strawberries is waaaay cheaper than buying them (which should put you in a good mood as well)!
Personally, I love Driscoll’s strawberries. They always seem to have the best tasting berries. You can pick any pack of berries that appeal to you, but the size of Driscoll’s are pretty perfect for dipping. The part that takes the longest is melting the chocolate. Once the chocolate’s good to go, you dip, roll, and wait for the chocolate to hard. It’s that easy!
I don’t have any particular plans for this Valentine’s Day. We usually just spend a quite night home…maybe get some dinner. This year though, I think we might just stay home, catch a movie, and snack on these strawberries and this popcorn. If you’ve got any plans or ideas for us, I’d love to hear it!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: about 16 strawberries
1 pint of strawberries 3 ounces of semi sweet baking chocolate 1 ounce of white baking chocolate
1) Rinse and dry strawberries. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper. 2) In a microwave safe bowl, head the semi sweet chocolate in 20 second intervals. It took me about 2 minutes until the chocolate was melted. 3) Take a strawberry and swirl it around the chocolate making sure all sides are covered. Set on the parchment paper to cool. Complete with the remaining strawberries. 4) In a separate microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in the same manner. It took me about 1 minute to melt the white chocolate. Cut very little off a corner of a zip top baggy and scoop the chocolate into it. Pipe onto the strawberries and let cool. The strawberries are ready to eat once the chocolate is set.