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Chocolate strawberries – Yum!

When ever I am asked to bring a plate of food to share, at a morning tea, group meeting or school party, chocolate strawberries are the first thing I think about. They are my go-to-food.

They are super easy to make, are semi healthy and are always popular, especially with the kids! There are never any leftovers to bring home.

They really are super easy to make.1. Ingredients

Here’s what you need:

  • Strawberries ( I usually do at least 2 to 3 punetts of strawberries at any one time)
  • Chocolate melts (I use Nestle dark chocolate, but you can use any brand and flavour)
  • Stove or microwave
  • pot (if using the stove)
  • bowl
  • paper towel
  • baking paper / waxed paper
  • tray

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Wash and dry all the strawberries thoroughly. Make sure they are completely dry or the melted chocolate will not stick to them. I use paper towel.3. Wash and dry
    I leave the green tops on, so you have something to hold while you are tipping them and then there is also something to hold when you are eating them. However, you can remove them if you wish.
  2. Time to melt the chocolate on the stove. To do this you need a pot of simmering water with a bowl (I use a glass bowl) sitting on top. Place the chocolate melts in the glass bowl.You don’t want the glass bowl sitting in the water. The water only needs to be a few inches deep. It is the steam that will melt the chocolate.2. pot & bowl
    {This whole step can be replace with melting the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. It can be quicker but you have to be careful not to burn the chocolate. If you choose to melt the chocolate in the microwave, make sure you stop and stir often throughout the melting process}
  3. As the chocolate melts, stir it with a wooden spoon or spatula and when it’s fully melted, then you are ready to start dipping your strawberries in.8. melt chocolate
    Hold the strawberries at the top and dip them into the chocolate until about 3/4 of the strawberry is covered.12. dip strawberry
  4. Wait for the chocolate to stop dripping and then place on the tray for cooling. I put baking paper on the tray for easy clean up.13. full tray
  5. When you’ve done all your strawberries, pop the tray into the fridge to set.

And it’s as easy as that! Once the chocolate has set, there is nothing left to do but eat them!!

Yum!

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Katie - Ideas to live by

Hi! I’m Katie, the person behind Ideas to live by. I’m also a mum of 3, wife of 1, designer, author and lover of all things sparkly. I also love property, stationary, chocolate and being organised. I’m committed to being a life long learner and love nothing better than getting creative. Connect with me at info@ideastoliveby.com

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