Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Pinterest StyleBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - February 12, 2014
Do you love chocolate covered strawberries? Are you thinking about buying them as a treat for yourself or someone else this Valentine’s Day? While chocolate covered strawberries are a signature Valentine’s Day treat and the perfect gift for almost anyone, ordering them can be expensive.
Many websites and delivery companies advertise their berries as affordable, but in reality, they can cost as much as $50 a dozen. Considering you can buy the ingredients and make your own for a fraction of the cost, this seems rather pricey. If you want to save money this Valentine’s Day but still want to enjoy these sweet treats, consider using a Pinterest recipe to make your own.
If you want to go with a Valentine’s Day heart theme, a few extra minutes spent slicing up your fresh strawberries can create a unique and fun treat. Simply use a small paring knife to cut each berry in half vertically. Flip the berries side by side on a tray and use a toothpick to attach them to each other to make the shape of a heart. Dip or drizzle with chocolate, remove the toothpick and serve.
Do you want to make chocolate covered strawberries that look and taste as good as the ones advertised on television and in magazines? It’s not as hard as you might think. Simply melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave safe bowl. Prepare shallow plates of your favorite toppings such as nuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs. Carefully dip your strawberries into the chocolate and roll them in the desired topping. You will need to work quickly before the chocolate starts to harden, but don’t rush yourself to ensure that your berries come out beautiful. Allow the chocolate to harden before serving.
Want to make your chocolate covered strawberries ahead of time or in a hurry? This simple Pinterest solution will allow you to do so. Simply melt your chocolate as desired and pour it into an ice cube tray. Fill each cube about 3/4 of the way full and add a strawberry. Place the tray into the refrigerator to help the chocolate harden faster. Remove the tray when you are ready to serve, pop the berries out of the tray and you have perfectly covered strawberries.