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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberries - My Way

Posting twice within two days isn't usually in the cards for me, but these were so wonderful I just had to share them with you immediately.

These are my take on the chocolate covered strawberry.  A classic dessert made so much cuter.  And the best part is they are just as easy.

The idea came to me a while ago and when I had some red candy melts and extra strawberries on hand from a cake I made, and I just knew they had to happen.

Basically it is the same idea as a regular chocolate covered strawberry, just dipped in red candy melts as opposed to milk or semisweet chocolate.  Then they are topped off with white chocolate "seeds" for an absolutely adorable finish.

And that's it!

In no time at all you'll have replaced the same old chocolate covered strawberry with something new and wonderful, that certainly has a wow factor as well.

They make me so exponentially happy.

And with strawberry season right around the corner, how could you go wrong?

In other news, yesterday was a very special day.  It was not only the birthday of one of my best friends in the whole wide world Maria, it was also the birthday of my pop, one of my favorite guys who lived right across the hall from me for my entire life.

Me and Maria way back in 2006 after our homecoming!

Maria has been one of my best friends for the past seven years, ever since we met freshman year of high school.  I love this girl and wouldn't know what to do without her.  So glad you're 21 now and we can finally go out together!

Me and pop in 1998 on the first day of school

I'd never forget your birthday pop.  I know it's been a year and a few months since you've been gone but I still miss hearing the Phillies games and old movies on your tv across the hall.  We love you!

So with some sweet strawberries and some sweet memories to lead me, I'm ready for summer.. which is finally right around the corner!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries - My Way
Servings: 1 carton strawberries

1 carton strawberries (rinsed and patted dry)
1 bag red wilton candy melts (found at craft stores)
1 oz white chocolate

Line a baking sheet with wax paper.  Melt red candy melts in a heat proof bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.  Dip each strawberry in the candy melts and place on wax paper. When all strawberries are dipped, place in freezer for 5-10 min.  In the meantime, melt the white chocolate in a separate bowl stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.  When white chocolate is melted dip a toothpick in it and dot all across strawberries to look like seeds.  Continue until all strawberries are dotted.  Place in the freezer for an additional 5-10 minutes.  Serve and enjoy.  Chocolate covered strawberries are best kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Recipe: A Mary Original

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