Chocolate and strawberries…a match made in heaven! With Valentines Day fast approaching, all the grocery stores are going to have these little gourmet treats made up and ready for you to take home to your sweetie! The problem is, unless you’re shopping at your local chocolatier, they usually look better than they taste, and their price tag is pretty hefty!
These fancy little treats are surprisingly very easy to make at home, giving you the ability to choose your own chocolate. I love making mine with a good dark chocolate (think Valrhona), but any chocolate you like will work just fine. You can decorate them with drizzled white chocolate, crushed nuts, coconut, mini chocolate chips, toffee bits or whatever strikes your fancy! I’ve even been known to inject them with some Grand Marnier or other liqueur on occasion to really elevate them to fancy! The choices are only limited by your imagination!
- 1 lb strawberries, washed and dried thoroughly
- 6 oz chocolate (your choice), chopped
- 3 oz white chocolate, chopped (for drizzling)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening, divided
- Mini chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, toffee bits, etc, optional (for decorating)
Check out this GREAT VIDEO showing you step-by-step instructions for creating these beautiful gourmet treats for the one you love! Happy Valentines!
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