Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Easter Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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Anyone else getting into an Easter mood now that March is in full swing? The past few holidays I've been too busy to undertake much in the way of themed crafts and baking, but I'm determined that for Easter I will make some time to be creative. So here is my first Easter themed post of the month: chocolate dipped strawberries, made to look like little carrots.



They are really simple to make! If you want to make some yourself you will need:

  • White chocolate
  • Strawberries 
  • Orange food colouring



First of all, you will need to melt the chocolate. I do this in 30 second bursts, giving the bowl a quick stir before putting it back in the microwave. White chocolate does not take long to melt so be careful not to leave it in the microwave too long or it will burn! Once melted, stir in enough food colouring to make your desired shade of orange. I used gel food colouring for this.

When you dip the strawberries make sure the leaves are tucked out of the way so they don't get too messy. You might also find it easier if you put the strawberries on the end of a cocktail stick to do this.


Usually when dipping strawberries I would leave them to dry on some baking or grease proof paper, but I couldn't get the strawberries to balance with the leaves still attached. So I impaled them on cocktail sticks and stuck them in foam to keep them upright. The chocolate sets really quickly, especially if the strawberries are fresh out the fridge.


To make the chocolate coated strawberries look more carrot-like I dipped a cocktail stick in the melted chocolate and used it to drizzle stripes onto the strawberries. 


And that is all you need to do. Told you it was easy!


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30 comments:

  1. This is so, so simple - I love it! I think my taste buds might be confused though as once covered, they really don't look like strawberries anymore :D

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    1. It does mess with your mind. But they're tasty, so you move past that ;-)

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  2. They look so good and yummy.

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    1. They were - even my strawberry hating youngest enjoyed them. Obviously I should just disguise everything he dislikes as a carrot and he'll eat it!

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    2. So funny. My 5 year love both strawberries and carrots but I would love to see her face when she tried one.

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  3. Love these! Would love for you to share at our link party so we can feature you! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_28.html

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  4. These strawberries looks delicious!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

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  5. These are adorable. We would like to invite you to share them at our party. It is live now: http://www.thebusybhive.blogspot.com
    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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  6. This is so smart! I LOVE chocolate covered strawberries but they seem to get confined to Valentine's Day. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. These are too cute and perfect for Easter! I bet kids would love them. I'm having a link party on my blog and I would love for you to join!
    http://www.simplydreamandcreate.com/

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  8. These are absolutely adorable for spring! So cute.

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  9. You make this look so much easier than I expected! Great idea on impaling them! So nice you didn't have to find orange colored candy coating pieces--so we might give this a try--thanks!!!

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  10. These are so cute! I would never have thought to do this. Thanks for sharing such a fun idea!

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  11. Hi Angela. These strawberries caught my eye on the pin it hop. I had to stop by and let you know how adorable they are.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Leslie
    www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

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  12. These are adorable! I would love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-link-party-week-10/

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  13. Found your recipe at the What’s Shakin’ Link Party. We love strawberries at our house. Too bad we have to wait a few more months to get good fresh ones here in Nebraska. Oh well, off to the store to get some there...

    I would love to have you link this up at http://www.chefnotincluded.com/2013/03/chefs-day-off-6.html

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  14. Beautiful pictures. Very nice. I'd love to have you link this to What to do Weekends Party. Following you on on several platforms. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-9.html

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  15. Angela, these look yummy! I wish I had know you could get chocolate wafers prior to making my "No Ordinary Carrot Cake!" you can find it at (#199): http://www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com/2013/03/motivate-me-monday-164.html
    I'd love for you to drop by and see what you think. I'm your newest follower!!

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  16. These are so cool! How clever!

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  17. Oh my goodness. These are fantastic. Haha, what a cute idea!

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  18. What a brilliant idea. They do look like carrots don't they?

    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/

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  19. These are so stinkin' cute! Why didn't I think of that?!
    Found you via link party!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

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  20. Those are the cutest dipped strawberries I have seen!!! What a great idea for Easter! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation! I am going to be featuring your strawberries tonight at this weeks link party!
    Jill

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    1. Thank you! I'm so pleased that other people like my "carrot" strawberries. Usually I'm such a klutz when dipping strawberries and they end up looking a complete mess, but I think the cute factor of these distracts from the imperfections!

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  21. These are absolutely adorable! Can't wait to try these out!
    Thanks for sharing Ü

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  22. Love these! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing these at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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