Thursday, August 5, 2010
Chocolate Covered Strawberries (and a couple cherries...)
Goal: To eat more fruits and vegetables.
I often buy lots of delicious looking fruits at the grocery store, with the best of intentions. But so often they get moldy after only one day.
So one day I discovered that if I cover some strawberries in chocolate, I will eat them ALL within a day or two. I know that chocolate covered strawberries have been around forever, but they have never tempted me because strawberries have never tempted me...they have all those little seeds and make for a weird texture. But somehow they are really good with chocolate. I guess if you use dark chocolate then it doesn't make it unhealthy.
1. Wash the strawberries.
2. Melt the chocolate.
I broke the bar into small pieces and melted it all in a saucepan on low heat, stirring constantly. I only used maybe a third of the bar along with some chocolate chips.
Just tilt the pan a bit so all the chocolate gathers into one little pool, grasp a strawberry by its stem, and twirl it around in the pool of chocolate until it is covered. Or, you can use a spoon to drizzle chocolate around the strawberry while you're holding it above the pan.
Place the strawberries on a plate covered with wax paper and pop it all in the fridge for a little bit. Pretty soon the chocolate will harden.
As you can see, I dipped some cherries too, because I happened to have them on hand and wanted to see how they would taste covered in chocolate.
Now whenever you have a sweet tooth, you have a delicious snack in the fridge ready to go, and you can feel so good about all the vitamin C and antioxidants you're getting! Enjoy! =)