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Chocolate Striped Strawberries

I hope you’ve all had a great Easter weekend and if need be, have also recovered from well-deserved food comas.

I spontaneously tried my hand at chocolate striped strawberries on Easter yesterday and thought I’d share some snapshots today. Though they look deceivingly simple, chocolate is surprisingly tricky to handle, so handle with care. It thickens easily, burns easily and can be an all-in-all pain to work with. No need to fret though, I’ve got you covered with this foolproof play by play of what it takes to achieve these dreamy delights!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs of strawberries
  • 0.25 lbs semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbs white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp whole milk
  • Parchment paper

 

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Directions:

1: Wash strawberries keeping the greens on and pat them dry on a clean kitchen towel. Set aside.

2: Place a pot with about 1 inch of water onto a stove top and let it come to a simmer at medium heat. Turn off heat, wait for water to simmer just slightly and place a heatproof bowl on top of the pan. It’s very important to turn off the heat as chocolate will burn very quickly if you don’t, and it won’t adhere to the strawberries well.

3: Place semi-sweet chocolate into the bowl and stirring lightly, steam with a spoon until melted. Take off heat immediately once done.

4: Wedge the strawberries into the chocolate leaving about 1/4 inch of the top uncovered. Let the excess chocolate drip off and place strawberry on parchment paper. Do the same for rest of strawberries.

5: Use the same procedure to steam and melt the white chocolate mixing in the milk. The milk will help create a more flowing consistency, although you can skip the milk if you feel your mixture is flowy enough. Take off the heat once melted and using a teaspoon, stripe the strawberries white by drizzling chocolate over them horizontally.

6: Let chocolate harden for approximately 30 minutes at room temperature. Alternatively for quicker results, place in fridge for approximately 10 minutes. Enjoy! 🙂

Hope you’re all enjoying your Easter Monday, remembering what Easter is all about:

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made into salvation” Romans 10:9-10 KJV

Love,

TM

The Homemaker's Life is a Montreal-based creative lifestyle blog for the avid do-it-yourselfer, creative individual and travel devotee. Realizing how sweet of a friend simplicity is really changes you. It drops you into a place of pure creativity and endless possibility. It satisfies our primal need to work with our hands. Since being married in 2014, I've been interested in things that help me decorate my soul and in seeing the process. This blog was created for the everyday girl. Welcome to the Homemaker's Life! It's going to be a bumpy ride. ''When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4 KJV Love, TM

14 Comments

  • These look so delicious. Will definitely try them out for summer parties!

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    • They’ll be a hit, I’m sure! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  • I work in a little high end chocolate shop & these look just like the ones we make! They’re so yummy!??

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    • Thank you! I was so surprised at how well they turned out myself. The key is really in how you melt the chocolate 🙂

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  • Looks Beautiful and super yummy!! must definitely try to make it myself 🙂

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    • Do try! Very simple 🙂

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  • Oh my! How pretty is that!!…Delicious!
    XO
    Div

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    • Thank you! 🙂

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  • These look awesome. I can totally see them as a decoration for cake (also a funky wedding cake maybe) or for chocolate covered zebra-cake (where the whole cake looks like the strawberries)… So simple and so sophisticated, I love it!
    Greetings from the student kitchen,
    Johanna

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    • Good point! They may look sophisticated but following the instructions and getting used to the process is actually very simple! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  • These look super delicious!!! 😀

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    • Thanks! 🙂

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  • These look absolutely fabulous! It just so happens that, despite being a seldom eater of beyond-natural (i.e. ‘prepared’) sweets, my ‘breakfast today consisted of sorta-of fresh strawberries intermixed with bites of a chocolate brownie! (Not a whole brownie; just enough to ‘help the strawberries, like the best of medicine, ‘go down’.)
    Te one question I have re your chocolate-coated berries is, where in the world do you FIND such gorgeous berries? The only ones I have readily available (here in Virginia) are from Food Lion or Walmart. The tops of nearly all are unripe — meaning, picked too soon. And I don’t know a way of getting those to come to, um, fruition.
    As a kid, I picked strawberries on a farm. We picked ONLY the ripe ones. ‘Ate a whole lot of them, too!
    Doug
    FoodTradeTrends.com
    YouSayWHAT.info

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    • Thanks for the kind words! I’m not really sure where you would get really good ones in Virginia, but I can tell you that the best ones I have found here are imported from Florida, found in little local grocery stores (those small ones, not large supermarkets). Farmer’s markets are also a great place to find gorgeous berries! 🙂 Hope that helped a bit 🙂

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