Happy February everyone! I love February, I always feel like the month is super busy and I get really crafty :) Tomorrow I am celebrating my boyfriend's birthday so I decided to make him chocolate covered strawberries. I wanted to make it like edible arrangements where they put them in a little tin basket, I was able to find a really cute robot tin at Target for only $1. This project is pretty easy to do, hope you guys like it!
|Chocolate Covered Strawberries Arrangement!|
1-1/2 cups of melting chocolate ** You can use regular chocolate it just takes a little longer to dry.
1 carton of strawberries (about 16-18 strawberries)
2 dozen skewers ** I used plastic ones but the wooden ones would work well too
1 small basket
1 small piece of foam, large enough to fit snuggly in the basket
Easter basket grass
OPTIONAL: Fondue pot or Little Dipper Crock Pot, to melt the chocolate. If you don't have either you can melt it in the microwave or in a double boiler over the stove.
Step-by-Step How To:
|Get your melting pot and chocolate ready.|
|Melt 1-1/2 cups of chocolate.|
|Stir the chocolate every so often until it has all melted.|
|Wash and dry the strawberries then place in the fridge. You want them to be nice and cold before you dip them in the chocolate so that the chocolate dries quickly.|
|Get your skewers ready! I used plastic ones but wooden ones will work too.|
|Stick the skewers into the strawberries.|
|Dip the strawberries into the melted chocoalte!|
|Stick them into a piece of foam until they dry.|
|This part is optional: melt 1/4 cup of white or dark chocolate, place it into a ziploc bag, next cut off the tip of the bag, this makes a very simple piping bag.|
|Using the chocolate piping bag you just created pipe designs onto the strawberries and let dry.|
|Cut-up a piece of foam so it fits snuggly into your tin.|
|Stick the strawberries into the foam, you can arrange them anyway you like, just make sure you balance them out.|
|Get some easter grass and stuff into the tin, so that the foam is completely covered.|
|Time to eat!|