Fun With Food Sunday – Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What’s red, juicy, and oh so delicious?

The Strawberry!

Today’s Fun With Food Recipe is easy to do and yummy to eat. Check out how to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

What You Need

  • 1 cup of Chocolate Chips or melting wafers
  • 2 tbsp of Butter
  • 12 Ripe Strawberries
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Microwave
  • Wax Paper on a Cookie Sheet

Directions

Step #1 – Place the wax paper on a cookie sheet. Set aside

Step #2 – Wash the strawberries and dry thoroughly (or let air dry)

Step #3 – Place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe container and heat on 50% power for about a minute. Stir and continue heating on 50% power for another 30 seconds until the chocolate melts completely.

Step #4 – Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip into the chocolate mixture and lay on the wax paper to harden.

Step #5 – Refrigerate the chocolate coated strawberries before serving.

Extras

Use white chocolate chips instead of chocolate. Roll the freshly coated strawberries in sprinkles or finely chopped peanuts for an added flavor-treat.

Fun With Food Facts – Strawberries

animated-strawberry-image-0027Did you know?

  • There are around 200 seeds on an average-size strawberry.
  • Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each Spring.
  • The strawberry isn’t technically a fruit – fruits have their seeds on the inside. The strawberry is in a class by itself called, “accessory fruit.”
  • California produces 75% of all the strawberries in the United States.
  • Strawberries are members of the rose family – perhaps that’s why they smell so good!
  • There is a museum in Belgium dedicated just to strawberries.

Aren’t strawberries delicious? Tell us what you think of this super “fruit” in the comments section.

 

Categories: Fun With Food

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