Valentine's Day is fast approaching and if you're looking for a DIY project to spice things up with the one you love then chocolate covered strawberries are the way to go! A natural aphrodisiac, chocolate covered anything is always a good choice, but when paired with the sweet yet tart flavor of strawberries, it's a home run for sure! Want to take this idea to a new level? Try soaking the berries in champagne before you enrobe them in your favorite melted chocolate. The combination will absolutely blow your taste buds away!
Valentine's Day is all about love and unity, so for this decadent dessert you should pair it with some fire side snuggle time. Don't have a fireplace? No problem, just pop in your favorite cheesy movie and enjoy!
Here is the short list of ingredients:
- 4 - 16ozs of milk chocolate chips or you can sub dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons of shortening
- 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
- Large mixing bowl
- Wax paper for drying
- Champagne (optional)
If you do opt to soak your strawberries in champagne, you'll want to prepare them in a large covered bowl the night before. Let them marinate overnight, chilled.
Now that you have the ingredients, lets get to it!
Step 1) Place your chocolate chips into a glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until melted and smooth.
Step 2) Dip the strawberries in the chocolate by holding the stem. You'll want to let the excess drip off.
Step 3) Place the berrys on wax paper covered pan to cool. Slide each berry across the paper just a little bit to prevent chocolate build up.
Step 4) Place the pan in your fridge to help the chocolate harden. Then ENJOY!
Looking for more great ideas for a special meal for two? Stop by Country Living for some great at home recipes you can prepare for Valentines Day!
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