Valentine’s day can be a little cliché – a box of chocolates being one of the biggest. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always appreciated romance a lot more when effort was put behind a gesture. This Valentine’s day treat your loved one with a sweet surprise that will not only please both your palates, bellies and chocolate loving souls, it will make it more personal and memorable (besides, we all know the fastest way to win a person’s heart is through their stomachs).
Sweet Surprise #1
1 box of strawberries
1 bag of dark chocolate chips
Mirowave safe bowl
Piping bag (ziploc bags will work as well)
Wash the strawberries, cut off the tops and carve to the center of the strawberry (the deeper you carve, the more chocolate the strawberry will hold). Cut the tips of the strawberries so that they are able to stand upright without falling over.
In the microwave safe bowl, pour in the bag of chocolate chips and microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, mix, and continue heating in 30 second intervals until all of the chocolate has melted. Make sure you observe the chocolate and don’t overheat or else it will burn!
Pour melted chocolate into the piping bag, or a ziploc bag (once you fill with chocolate, using a scissor cut a small tip off one of the corners).
Fill the strawberries, one at a time, until the chocolate is level with the top. Carefully place the strawberries on a flat container or board and place into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. You can also skip this last step and enjoy the strawberries filled with the delicious melted chocolate!
Sweet Surprise #2
Dark Chocolate Chips
Place the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave, stir, and continue to melt in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is fully melted.
Place melted chocolate in piping bag or ziploc bag and begin to fill the raspberries one at a time until the melted chocolate is level with the top. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
There you have it, two very easy DIY recipes to surprise your loved one! Couple these with a bottle of champagne and romance will be bubbling all night!!