Valentines Day is tomorrow. With all of the commercialization, you can get put off. Other than a card for my hunny, I do not fall into the Valentine’s Day trap. I make us a nice dinner, dessert and we spend a lovely evening at home. This year I am making honey garlic ribs, apple sweet potato and asparagus.
I also like to make some sweets that I don’t often make. I’ll be making Molten Lava Cakes and Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
If you buy the pre-made chocolate covered strawberries in the store, you will pay a small fortune. These are very simple to make and just as delicious as the store bought ones. (I think more so)
Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
1 cup dark chocolate( I use dark 70-85% dairy free)- broken up
10-12 strawberries- washed and dried
toppings in desired- ground nuts, coconut
In a double boiler**, bring an inch of water to a simmer in the bottom pan and add chocolate to the upper pan. Stir chocolate until melted and remover from heat.
Using the stems/leaves as a handle dip strawberries into the melted chocolate, rolling to coat evenly. If using an extra coating- dip into coating then place strawberry onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Place into the fridge to cool. Enjoy. I have made these the day before and they work fine.
** If you do not have a double boiler you can use a small sauce pan and a larger metal bowl for the top.