Monday, June 28, 2010

chocolate covered strawberries

I absolutely LOVE summer.  The warm weather, the fresh fruits and veggies, it is just my time of year.  We are in the middle of a remodeling project which of course I thought we would be done with by now.  So, between that and picking fresh fruit, making jam, and playing at the pool, summer is kind of busy.  Yes, I know... playing at the pool?  I believe in balance, what can I say?  I'm blessed to have one, and blessed to be able to stay home with my kids.  It's my JOB to hang out by the pool... so awesome!  Anyway, I picked strawberries, made jam, and bought cherries to freeze all in the same week.  My son and I mad the jam together, he's 5.  It was so much fun and he just loved being apart of it.  Hopefully I'll have enough for the whole year.  I always forget to write down how many strawberries I start with.  Last year was perfect, I actually have 1 more jar from last year, plus some raspberry.  When I wa out of pectin, and I was craving some chocolate, I whipped up some of these...

So, if you haven't made them before, it is so easy.  Just melt some chocolate of your choice in a double broiler or a regular pan on very low heat.  I like bittersweet.  When I'm buying chocolate, I don't mess around, I buy the good kind!  I think this one was Ghiradelli.  Anway, poor the chips in the pan and add about 1-2 tsp of veg. oil.  This will help the chocolate go on easier.  Once it's all melted, just dip the strawberry in, and set it on wax paper on a baking tray.  Definitely use wax paper.  Even if you put them on a plate.  That way they won't stick.  Then let them cool.  you can put them in the fridge to speed up that process.


  1. How many strawberries did you do this year?

  2. Can I come over and sample? Looks simply yummy.

    Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a delightful spot to slip off my shoes and drench myself in God's goodness.


  3. Torie, 2 flats this year. I think I got about 14-15 16oz jars of jam.
    And Sara, welcome! Thank you for stopping by, splash all you want!