Daily Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate covered strawberries. They really are the perfect treat for any occasion, but they’ve become associated with this day of love, so here’s a recipe on how to make your very own.
In case you don’t already know, we have a whole bunch of last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts in the store, if you remembered that you probably should bring your sweetie something wonderful. We have a great selection of local chocolate from Chocosutra, The Chocolate Makers Studio and Dr. Sue’s Chocolate. We also have beautifully printed local cards from Studio Slo Mo and scarves from Little Minnow Designs. Or if you’re feeling like giving your sweetheart a basket of vegetables, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re looking for something to do, stop by the store tonight for our game night. We’ll be kicking off the festivities at 7 pm, with free cupcakes from Princess and Moose’s Sister Bakery, happy hour all night, and lots of awesome board games.
Enjoy this day of love. Whether you’ve got a special someone or not, take some time today to thank the people in your life that you do love. Give your mom and dad a call. Hug your best friend. Kiss your cat or dog on the head and thank them for their endless love.
Happy eating, and happy loving!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Recipe: The Food Network
- 6 oz chocolate chips (semisweet or dark)
- 3 ounces white chocolate (optional)
- 1 pounds strawberries, washed and dried very well
Put the semisweet or dark chocolate and white chocolate into 2 separate heat proof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple of 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.
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.