Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

K, so it’s no secret that I am IN LOVE with chocolate covered strawberries. If I could go back in time, I would add chocolate covered strawberries to my wedding cake. They are my fave. And I will eat them in any way, shape, or form they come in. Last year I showed you how to make traditional strawberries here. This time around, I thought I’d offer two more options when making my favorite treat. (So you can make them for me for the people you love.)

 

Option 1 is a chocolate covered strawberry candy, and Option 2 is an inside-out chocolate covered strawberry. Or a strawberry covered chocolate. :) Either way you say it, it’s still yummy!

 

Here are the things you need for both:

Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Covered Strawberries

*heart shaped silicone ice cube tray (for Option 1) I found mine in a 2 pack for $3 at Target. Michael’s and Wal-mart also had some.

*strawberries

*chocolate (I use Dolci frutta)

 

To make the chocolate strawberry candies, melt the chocolate according to the instructions on the container. While it’s melting, slice strawberries. Working in small sections (not the whole tray at once!) add a small spoonful of chocolate to the bottom of a silicone heart. Tap the air bubbles out. (This will also help the chocolate to spread out and cover the bottom.) Place a piece of strawberry on top of the chocolate. Cover with more chocolate. You may have to tap out the air bubbles again and allow the chocolate to spread some more. Put the ice cube tray in the fridge for about an hour or two. Thanks to the silicone, each chocolate should pop out easily.

Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Covered Strawberries

P.S. I have a fun kid’s craft idea using the second silicone heart tray! Check back this week for that!

 

To make Option 2, the inside-out strawberries, use a paring knife to hollow out a hole in each strawberry. Melt the chocolate according to the container’s instructions. Scoop the melted chocolate into a baggie, close the top, and snip a tiny corner off at the bottom to create a piping bag. Pipe the chocolate into each strawberry. Stand the strawberries upright until the chocolate has fully hardened. (I used an ice cube tray. A muffin tin also works, as well as a very clean egg carton.) These strawberries were put in the fridge, as well, to speed up the process.

Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

This is what the inside of the chocolate strawberry candies look like. Seriously – so yummy.

Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

These candies can be shared…or eaten alone. :)

Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

Who wouldn’t want a yummy Valentine like this? You’ll want to serve them as soon as possible because chocolate covered strawberries usually only keep fresh about a day or so.

Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

And a little Free Stylin’ behind the scenes. Note to self…put away the chocolate before the three year old finds it, digs in without asking, makes a big mess, and has to have a teary, chocolate faced time-out.

Not Your Ordinary Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 Don’t feel too bad for him. He got a couple of strawberries after. ;)

 

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?

 

 

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  1. I hope we can still be friends after I tell you this…I don’t like chocolate covered strawberries. I don’t like chocolate anything. HOWEVER, I know tons of people who do and they would LOVE this!!! You are seriously so FREAKIN’ clever! I heart you!!!

  2. Oh My! Ive never seen anything like this- I can’t wait to eat way too many! xo

  3. Yummy!!

  4. Beth Parks says:

    Love the inside-out idea! And laughed at the sad face on your poor baby! Eating whatever is on the counter is what boys do!!

  5. What a great twist on traditional chocolate covered strawberries! I never would have thought of this!
    Pinning this one!
    Thanks!
    Lisa

  6. So creative using the heart tray to make these! Perfect for Vday!

  7. Ooh I even have those heart ice cube trays already! I will definitely have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  8. brilliant! these look delicious! :) You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby’s Hearts Craft Challenge :-) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/43/those-tiny-toes-hearts-craft

    xo,
    Candie

  9. I cannot quite remember how much I paid but I think
    it was about £6. After you get here, just follow all of the
    instructions and within a few minutes everything should be back up to date.
    Again, you are still keeping it under $200 and extending
    your fun.

  10. Oh. my. goodness. Those look aMAzing!!! And that pic of your son is priceless!! Poor little booboo!

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