Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a Valentine’s Day Blog Hop


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It’s that time of year. If I were in the States right now I’m sure I would be inundated with chocolates packaged in red hearts, balloons shaped like hearts, and stuffed animals holding hearts. I am not against anything that celebrates love, but I do think people get a little carried away on Valentine’s Day. My husband and I have never once celebrated it. Rather than acknowledging our love on a random day that Hallmark has chosen with millions of other couples, we opt to love and appreciate each other every day and have an especially nice meal on our anniversary. In high school and college my girlfriends and I (even when we had boyfriends) would go out for a nice Valentine’s Day dinner. Now that’s my idea of V-Day.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

So, although I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in the traditional romantic sense, I like to use it as a day to show appreciation for my friends and family. And I can’t resist all the wonderful treats that pop up this time of year. Are you sick of chocolate covered strawberries yet? I don’t think I could ever be. They feel so special but are so easy to make at home! And they involve my favorite combination: fruit and chocolate. Check out Just One Cookbook’s version with white chocolate and a pretty milk chocolate drizzle! (BTW I have to apologize – these are not my best photos…)

If I were to serve a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, then I would certainly start with my favorite cocktail – the Negroni – which is appropriately red from the bitter Campari. I’d serve it with my Raclette Fondue because, well, nothing says V-day quite like fondue. The main would have to be Tagliatelle with Shrimp and Champagne Butter Sauce accompanied by – what else? – flutes of Champagne. And we would finish up the meal with my Spiced Chocolate Pots de Creme with Candied Bacon and Maple Whipped Cream. Oh, and of course these chocolate covered strawberries. Hmmm I may have to celebrate Valentine’s Day just to have that meal!

Valentine's Day recipes

What will you be making this Valentine’s Day? I can’t wait to see what you have to link up in the blog hop below!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries
 
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Chocolate covered strawberries are romantic and elegant, and so easy to prepare at home! Make them for friends, family, lovers, or coworkers – there isn’t anyone who won’t appreciate them! And they’re a great gluten free dessert!
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Yield: Makes 12

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 strawberries, washed and thoroughly dried

Directions
  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Gently melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave or in a small pot over low heat, stirring often. Remove from the heat.
  3. Hold a strawberry by its stem and dip the fruit in the melted chocolate so it is coated almost to the stem (you can also skewer it with a toothpick if that helps).
  4. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and continue with the remaining strawberries.
  5. Put the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.

Notes
Gluten free, Kosher dairy, Vegetarian

Linked up at Jennifer Cooks’ Fusion Fridays


77 Comments

  1. Linked up. Happy premature V-Day – the strawberries look fantastic! So romantic, especially with a glass of bubbly :)

  2. I like chocolate covered strawberries as a special treat. I don’t like to go overboard with Valentine’s Day but I do like to get a card.

    • Aren’t they great? And yes, it is always nice to have an excuse to express your love a little more than every other day ;-)

  3. Beautiful berries! Perfect Valentine’s day treat!

  4. I feel So just like what you thought, I never celebrate valentine in a romantic sense too, but I always celebrated with fam or friends with hanging out and doing something that make us fun at that time. strawberry covered with chocolate is my fav flavour at fruit fondue, much people would not resist it righ ^,^

    cheers

  5. Nothing is better than sweet fruit dipped in chocolate-especially strawberries-yum! Yours do look stunning. There sure are a lot of yummy links here to choose from also!
    Still not sure of the Valentine’s plans, but it is coming up fast-enjoy the weekend.

    • I so agree Tina!! Fruit and chocolate is my favorite. And thanks so much! Happy Valentine’s Day, whatever you end up doing :-)

  6. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  7. Nice! Chocolate covered strawberries are classic, and always a hit.

    Thanks for the invite to the blog hop, I added my link! :D

  8. I’m with you…we don’t celebrate the 14th as anything special. Well, not entirely true. Hubby asked me to marry him on that day so we do acknowledge that. :)

  9. Beautiful treat! I also adore your Valentine’s Day dinner recipes!

  10. You can’t go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries! Yours look delicious! I know it might seem strange, but I linked up my garlic soup as a Valentine’s Day recipe. Since garlic is somewhat of an aphrodisiac I thought it appropriate. Luckily the hubby and I both love garlic and this soup, so having it on Valentine’s Day would not be a problem! :) He always cooks for me on V Day, so this might be what he has planned. I don’t know yet. :)

  11. My hubby dipped strawberries for me last year — it was amusing to watch because while I may run The Chocolate Cult he apparently pays little attention to everything I’ve been learning and experimenting with over the years.

  12. They look wonderful Katherine… I dont think I have a Valntines recipe in my blog.. Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. I was waiting for your Friday Blog Hop and I do every week! Katherine, thanks for the kind mention. :-) To me, dark chocolate ones are the best matching chocolate to compliment sweet strawberries (is that how you say in English? Sorry if it doesn’t make sense). I love your selections of Valentine’s Day dinner. They all look yummy!

  14. I love your chocolate dipped strawberries :)

  15. I love that there’s only chocolate and butter in your dipping chocolate. Yum!

  16. Today I’m linking up my Grilled Smashed Potatoes and 2-ingredient Pumpkin Cake …Drop by each Friday for Fusion Fridays and link up your goodies! {Open Thru Wednesday} Thanks so much for hosting!

  17. Still the best of treats :) Mmmm!

  18. Wow what a great valentine blog hop! so many sinful delights :) Chocolate covered Strawberries are such a delightful easy treat anytime of the year

  19. Valentines is also my anniversary, so I get admittedly sappy about it. I love the holiday a lot. My kids will be swimming in heart shaped foods all day and we’ll be sure to have chocolate strawberries and champagne later as well. There is also an awesome almond cake that I’ve been keeping my eye on as well… YUM!

  20. Katherine these are wicked, but wicked in a good way. It’s V-Day overload here in Canuckland. I am not the sentimental type so it’s making me all kinds of nauseated. Lol! I have not linked up to your parties yet so I think today is the day I start. I think the popcorn is the way to go. Cuz nothing says I love you like a movie with chocolate popcorn. xx

    • Haha you’re the best Kim. And I love that you linked up that popcorn – it looks amazing, and you are so right about the movie and popcorn.

  21. I LOVE chocolate strawberries!! Perfect valentines treat! And fondue!! What a fantastic idea!

  22. Hi! Your strawberries look wonderful. I have brought Red velvet Cupcakes. Thank you for hostin.
    Pat

  23. Thank you for doing these round-ups :)
    While we don’t really “celebrate” valentines day – Grumpy does treat me pretty good. :)

  24. Simple and sweet. And can’t be beat for Valentine’s Day. ;)

  25. Love your list of V-day menu suggestions! I love chocolate covered strawberries — perfect way to celebrate with your loved ones :)

  26. Yum! I like anything that is covered in chocolate! And I love your Valentine’s Day menu! Especially that dessert… mmmmm

  27. These look fantastic, beautiful.

  28. Congrats Miss Katherine on top 9 today. So happy to be in your company and btw enjoy the desert a bit for me. It is my most favorite part of Israel though I do love it all there! Well, maybe not all, like not waiting for peeps to get off the elevator. lol. These chocolate dipped strabwerries are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

    • Thanks Shulie!! Haha yes, strawberry season is one of my favorite parts of living here as well. I could give or take some of the, er, manners. ;-)

  29. I love these :) I’m never going to buy my boyfriend anymore chocolate covered strawberries at Godiva or anywhere else ~

    • Haha awesome!! Seriously, they are so easy to make at home and place charge so much for them! Plus they’re more meaningful if you make them :-D

  30. Congrats on Top 9 today !!!!!

  31. Thanks for hosting!!! Just linked up my Valentine’s Chocolate Malt Cupcakes!

  32. Happy Valentine’s Day Katherine and all the lovely blog hop participants! I am going to carefully peruse and drool.

  33. The strawberries look beautiful! Love chocolate dipped strawberries. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  34. strawberries are everywhere and this is the perfect and easiest way to use them, congratulations and have a happy valentine’s day!

  35. Loving your Valentine’s Day menu – especially that pasta, yum! I am entirely of the same belief about V-day, but I can get behind a holiday that inspires me to bake heart-shaped desserts – they are terribly cute – heehee!

  36. Yum, these look super delicious and totally perfect for Valentine’s Day! :)

  37. Your chocolate dipped berries are beautiful! Love your Valentine’s Day menu, too.

  38. I made this for my girlfriend last year and now she is my wife , I know this year I will made the same Strawberries for her, but now I am planning on sending her also some flowers, in case any of you guys need I found a really good deal of flowers in BFFlowers.com they have great promotions and they deliver all around the United States.

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