Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

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The love is officially being spread, you guys.

I’m sure I’ve told you before…my kids are crazy people for chocolate covered strawberries.  Like, to the point of requesting them for their birthdays instead of cake.    The love is real.  

The last couple of years Georgia and I have made chocolate covered strawberries to celebrate Valentines Day.  And I thought she got excited over this large event.  But then we had this idea to turn those chocolate covered strawberries into hearts…and I think her heart damn near exploded in excitement.

They are cute.  So stinking cute.  With 3 ingredients.  And hardly any work at all.  Just slice the berries in half lengthwise and cut a ‘v’ into the top, just like this….

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And there you have it…strawberry hearts!

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We could’ve totally stopped there.  But that would have just been silly.  So we melted a little dark chocolate…

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And then we dipped those adorable little hearts into that melted chocolate real proper like

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And we could’ve totally stopped there.  But that would have just been silly.  So we melted a little white chocolate..

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And we “wiggled”, as my favorite co-chef would say, the white chocolate with a fork all over the dark chocolate covered berries.  Because…just because.

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And then all was right in the world.  There were chocolatey mouths paired with mom-this-is-the-best-day-ever‘s.

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And there were very VERY happy hearts.  For me, because spending time with that little bug in the kitchen is totally my love language.  For her, likely because she ate enough chocolate to suffice for the next 42 Valentines Days.  But I’ll take it.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

Ingredients

1 Pound Strawberries, cleaned, dried with stems sliced off

10 Ounces Dark Chocolate, chopped

3 Ounces White Chocolate, chopped

Directions

Slice strawberries in half lengthwise and cut a ‘v’ in the wide top of the halves so that the strawberries resemble a heart.

Get a double boiler together: Add one inch of water to a large saucepan and set the pan on the stove over medium high heat and bring to a simmer. Set a heatproof bowl inside the saucepan (I use glass); be sure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water, you just want the steam from the water to heat the chocolate in the bowl.  Place the dark chocolate in the bowl and melt, stirring often, until chocolate is smooth and silky.  Remove bowl of chocolate from the heat.

Dip the strawberry hearts in the melted dark chocolate (inserting a toothpick into the heart before dipping to use as a handle makes this process much more simple vs holding the berry with your hands).  Allow the extra chocolate to drip off of the strawberry and then place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Melt white chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler.  Using a fork, drizzle the white chocolate all over the dark chocolate dipped strawberries.  Chill berries in the refrigerator to set.  If you’d like to clean up your strawberries so they are a uniform heart shape use your hands to snap off the additional chocolate that has dried around the heart.  Store in the refrigerator.

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