Saturday, May 17, 2014

On the menu: Chocolate filled strawberries

You may already know that I'm obsessed with chocolate! Rarely does a day go by without me devouring a chocolate something or another. But, in the interest of health, I'm going to work on adding fruit to my daily consumption.


I think chocolate filled strawberries would be the best of both worlds and a hit at any gathering. Love the idea of making them up ahead of time and transporting these tasty goodies in a saved egg carton. Click here to visit the video link from Jessie Jane that shows you how simple her little treat recipe is to make, or check out her recipe below.

RECIPE: CHOCOLATE FILLED STRAWBERRIES

Ingredients:
15-20 strawberries (the larger the better)
1 bag of Milk Chocolate chips (Jessie Jane uses the 11.5 oz Guittard milk chocolate chips, but I'm thinking dark chocolate would be fabulous, too.)

Directions:
1. Cut the stems off your clean strawberries and carefully scoop out the top of the berry. The deeper you scoop the more chocolate it will hold. I used large strawberries so I scooped about an inch down.

2. Pour the entire bag of chocolate chips in a glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals. Make sure to take your bowl out every 30 seconds to stir the chips. Continue until all chips are melted.

3. Place your strawberries in an egg carton so they sit straight up. You could also use little Dixie cups. Now you can either spoon your melted chocolate into the berries or use a funnel or piping bag. I used a little baby spoon and it worked fine. Your choice.

4. Place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until they harden a bit. Enjoy!

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Jessie Jane has a great little website with all sorts of delicious recipes. Check out her LilyShop.

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