Lately I have been very tempted by these chocolate covered strawberries. This picture is from Shari's Berries.
I mentioned this last weekend to my sister and sister-in-law. So what do they do, they talk me into making them. The one problem about making them is they don't turn out picture perfect. I knew you wouldn't believe me so I actually went back and took the picture:
We dipped them last night as a family activity/surprise for dad while he was at work.
Even though they aren't photogenic, there are some bonuses of making your own:
end up with 3 dozen instead of 1 dozen
licking the bowl
fun activity with the kids
even the 3 year old could do it
they still taste good
(I used Ghirardelli's chocolate chips, and I did know that a little bit of oil needed to be added.)
This is definitely a "craft" I would recommend. We had a lot of fun.
I think I will end up eating most of them, but that may or may not have been part of the original plan.
I do have a question though, for those of you who actually do cook -- how do you store chocolate covered strawberries. My chocolate is sweating because I put them in the fridge. I was afraid my strawberries wouldn't like being kept out, but are they okay since I haven't taken the leaves off?