Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Hearts
What a lovely and delicious expression of love for your Valentine, family, and friends.
- Fresh, ripe strawberries
- Melting milk chocolate (I used chocolate Almond Bark)
- Melting white chocolate (I used white chocolate chips)
Rinse the strawberries and pat dry with paper towels. Pinch the leaves off even with the stems. Cut the strawberries in half vertically from stem to tip; then lay them flat side down on a paper towel lined counter or cutting board, placing them side-by-side with the pointed ends touching. Secure the two halves with a toothpick through the sides to hold them together, leaving a little of the toothpick exposed to hold on to when dipping.
Melt the milk chocolate per package directions. The amount depends on how many strawberry hearts you want to make.
Lay waxed paper out on a baking sheet or the counter to put the strawberries on after dipping. Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate, trying to cover the whole strawberry. Place them on the waxed paper to dry completely. Don't worry right now about the excess chocolate around the edges, it can be trimmed off later when the chocolate dries. (The chocolate may need reheating slightly if it gets too thick before you finish with the strawberries.)
Once they've dried, using a small paring knife with a sharp tip trim away any excess chocolate around the hearts.
Melt the white chocolate chips then drizzle over the tops of the hearts. (I put the melted white chocolate in a small ziptop bag and made a tiny cut from one corner of the bag and squeezed it out.)