Valentine Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry chocolates

Amy:

It’s that time of year again!  Love’s in the air….and time to show someone special that you care!

I prefer homemade gifts above over-priced-store-bought-cheesy-gifts.  These are what I am making my gluten free husband for Valentines Day 🙂  Actually he saw me making them and said “ooooooh chocolate covered strawberry hearts!”.  Let’s be honest, we’re eating them tonight not on Valentine’s Day….

Who wouldn’t enjoy these?  A perfect combo of two wonderful things – strawberries and chocolate!  It took me all of 5 minutes to do and didn’t break the bank.  They could also be done in white chocolate which would look lovely.

Ingredients

Strawberries, ones that are narrow on the bottom and big on top (typical shape)

Semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup for about 6 hearts)

1 tsp coconut oil, optional

Garnish – such as white chocolate or coconut

Directions

1. Cut strawberry in half length-wise and place flat-side down side by side with each other.  I cut away a sliver on the inside edges to make it fit snugly against each other.

2. Heat chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stove above hot water until melted.  Add coconut oil, if using, which helps to thin it out for easier dipping.

chocolate_covered_strawberry_hearts_inprogressPhoto credit: http://youpinspireme.ca/easy-chocolate-strawberry-hearts/

3. Taking each side of the strawberry and dip in the chocolate.  (You don’t need to use tooth picks…I think that would make it harder to be honest) Place side by side on parchment paper tightly together and add a little chocolate in the center crack to fill it in.  Sprinkle with your garnish if desired!  Refrigerate for at least half an hour to allow chocolate to harden.

Store in the fridge.

 

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