Chocolate covered strawberries

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I want to share a quick idea for those of you who haven’t yet finalized your Valentine’s day gifts or plans. I personally love Valentine’s Day, because I love love, but I don’t care for boxes of chocolates and  over-priced dinners. I think it is so much more meaningful and personal to make something yourself. Chocolate-covered strawberries are surprisingly easy to make, and turn out so beautiful and delicious. Here is what you need.

Ingredients:

1 box strawberries with stems

1/2 lb chocolate of your choice ( I like bittersweet so I used 58 % cocoa)

Note:  White chocolate is much more technique sensitive, so if this is your first batch, I suggest milk or dark chocolate.

First wash and dry all of the strawberries. It is important to dry them so the chocolate will adhere to them.

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Next bring a small pot of water to a simmer and place a glass bowl or heat-safe bowl on top. (If you have a double-boiler you can use that). Place the chocolate chips into the bowl and stir until all of the chocolate is melted.

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Dip each strawberry into the chocolate and let the excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Lay your strawberries on a piece of parchment paper to dry.

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Once the chocolate has completely hardened, you can remove the strawberries from the parchment paper and arrange them however you like. You can even put them in a nice box with a bow on it for a lovely gift.

 

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Here’s a little peek of my Valentine’s day outift.

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Shirt: Zara (new collection)/ Dress: Zara (old collection)

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and you enjoy this recipe!

xo

Layla