Galentine’s Day | Chocoloate Covered Strawberry Hearts

Last week, my friends and I were having our second annual Galentine’s Day this year and I made a Pinterest board dedicated to delicious treats. As I was searching, I found a recipe for chocolate covered strawberry hearts here and while I took a lot of this recipe to make mine, I also changed it up a bit and found a way to make it easier, especially because I don’t have any fancy kitchen tools. I’ve also typed up q. a detailed list of instructions with some handy photos to help.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 package of strawberries (preferably with strawbs on the small-medium side and in normal strawberry shape)
  • 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 pacakge of white chocolate chips
  • Red or pink food coloring
  • Sprinkles (I chose one red bottle and one pink)
  • A few toothpicks (I used about six)
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 small or medium saucepan
  • 1 knife
  • A cutting board
  • 2 tablespoons
  • Paper towels
  • 1 sheet of wax paper big enough to lay out all of your strawberries

Steps:

Rinse strawberries and cut off tops to reveal a flat end

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Dry strawberries with paper towels. This step is V IMPORTANT because the chocolate won’t stick well if the strawbs are wet

Fill saucepan halfway with water and begin to boil

Cut the strawberries in half lengthwise

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Place the two halves together and if they look enough like a heart, theyre fine. If not, cut tiny slivers from the sides that make up the center until they fit together and create the heart shape. Sometimes I cut both halves, sometimes only one half needed it.

When you’re about halfway through cutting the heart shapes, fill the bowl just over half way with the semi-sweet chocolate chips and place it over the pan of boiling water. Stir occasionally until fully melted

Transfer strawberry hearts to wax paper and arrange so that there is at least an inch between each heart in either direction

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Remove bowl withmelted chocolate using an oven mitt and place on top of heat-resistent surface near strawberries (I just used the mitt).

Put 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips in the other bowl and over the top of the same pan with boiling water to melt. White chocolate doesn’t melt as easily, so stirring it helps to soften, especially before use.

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Use one spoon to place one dollop of chocolate on each strawberry half, or a bigger dollop in the center, then add more if necessary

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Use one toothpick to spread chocolate all over strawberry, making sure to cover the sides and go down the center to help carve out the heart shape. You can also place some chocolate on the outside of each top and use the toothpick to help spread the chocolate there, but I didn’t do this until the end.

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Once all your strawberries are covered, take a clean toothpick with some white chocolate and drizzle on top of the strawbs. It’s a lot easier and less messy than just using the spoon. I did this on a little more than half of the strawbs.

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If you want a pink or red drizzle, put a few drops of food coloring into the white chocolate and stir. Take a clean toothpick and repeat above step. I put this on the same ones that had the white.

Shake sprinkles onto strawberries if you’d like. The ones I used were more like crystals and they didn’t show up too well, but whatever!

Set aside to allow the chocolate to harden on the wax paper. Can be done in the fridge or left out for a few hours.

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Let me know if you plan to/wind up making these! Enjoy! Xx S.

 

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