I decided at the very last minute that ignoring Valentine’s Day would not be right. I can’t instruct my boys to be thoughtful and romantic, and not model it, right? So, during my mad dash to the grocery store for a re-supply of flu essentials, I picked up a box of strawberries to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
Strawberries can be tricky to buy; the color doesn’t mean everything. Twist the package and make sure that there are no bruised berries, look in the middle for mold (I know, ick!). If there is any moisture in the package it’s a bad sign. Smell the box – does it smell like strawberries? If not – move along. Since my berries passed the tests – they got to come home.
Once at home I pulled out a package of Ghirardelli chocolate chips, and some sprinkles. I melted 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in a small custard cup at 30 second intervals until the were easy to stir, then added another 1/4 cup and stirred until it was smooth.
Then it was just a matter of dip, drop (onto a parchment covered baking sheet), and dust with sprinkles. They sat in the refrigerator until I was ready to serve them:
3/4 cup of chocolate chips covered almost 1 lb of strawberries (minus a snitched one!). The sprinkles in the back are sugar crystals…not the effect I wanted – they needed white chocolate.
This is not expensive or hard to do, but it looks great! Add Chocolate Covered Strawberries
to your meal plan
– 1/4 lb has 189 calories and 10 grams of fat – easy to fit into any diet!
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