Monday, February 9

Chocolate Covered Love...

It's Tempt My Tummy Tuesday! My sister, Lisa, and I co-host this blog carnival. We share recipes, kitchen and cooking tips, restaurant reviews, and anything food related that you want to share. You know the rule of a blog carnival, please mention the blog or TMTT in your post and link back to us. Don't forget to use Mr. Linky, he lives at Lisa's blog.

Today, it is all about the LOVE. I'm thinking Valentine's Day people! You should know that nothing says love to me like Chocolate. I see that Lisa has paid tribute well to my first love, Mr. Chocolate. Thanks sis, I appreciate your ode to my first love.

So I thought I would tell you what reminds me most of Valentine's Day, and True Love... it is none other than Chocolate Covered Strawberries!
Ohhhh doesn't that look so good? Growing up, my sweet mama would bring home this delightful treat from our local sweet shop, Lammes Candies. During the year, usually at Valentine's Day and Mother's Day they have the most incredible Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Such a treat!

So I have started making them for my little family as a special treat. My daughter LOVES them. At our grocery store, in the produce section they usually have chocolate. There are easy ways to do this, I'm going to share a recipe that is easy and fool proof. So grab a container of Strawberry's and get dippin'!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well

Put the semisweet a heatproof medium bowl. Fill 1 medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowl of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)
Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Cory said...

OMG!! Truly delicious food for Valentines Day... Chocolates covered strawberries are my favorite!!

Sarah said...

I love these! I dip a lot and have finally bought one of the Wilton Chocolate Melters (I didn't want yet another small app)'s amazing. AND if I have to tend to one of the little ones during the processes the chocoalte doesn't get hard. Easy clean up as well.

Anonymous said...

I think I will start a tradition with my little girl in making these like your mother did :) And I had a 'Chocolate-covered Strawberry' Blizzard at Dairy Queen over the weekend and it was great. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I LOVE your pictures, they make me crave some chocolate covered strawberries!!!

~LL~ said...

Now that's what I'm talking about!!!

Sherry said...

My, oh my! These sound delish! I LOVE chocolate, so these are right up my alley!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

This is a perfect post for Valentines!

Darla~SassyHomemaker said...

Wellll you have a wonderful Valentine's Day too!!