I’ll admit it. I’m not great at Valentine’s Day. I’ve tried and failed miserably. Today I forgot the card… but I did try something new that turned out to be a hit; making homemade chocolate covered strawberries.
I wasn’t sure how they would turn out but I thought, “How hard could it be?”
My oldest is a Pinterest fanatic so I had her do some research. She found some “how-to’s” and sent them to me. After seeing them my confidence was bolstered. It didn’t seem too difficult.
All we needed was some fresh strawberries and some semi-sweet chocolate. We had the chocolate in the pantry. All we need was the strawberries.
My youngest and I were “out and about” today and picked some up. On our way home we called my oldest. She got the chocolate melting. We have a Chocolate Pro Melting Pot from Wilton.
Normally, it only gets used at Christmas time for making almond bark pretzels. It works really well! I highly recommend it.
The chocolate was melted by the time we got home and washed the berries. I washed them. My youngest dried them. She did a great job because I told her the chocolate wouldn’t stick as well if they were wet.
We took turns dipping berries and putting them on a cookie sheet.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get them done before my wife got home from work. That was OK, though. I think she enjoyed hearing my daughter say, “Look Mom! We’re dipping strawberries in chocolate!”
We had a fantastic supper prepared 100% by my oldest. (Seriously, teach your kids to cook) Then, it was time to try the berries. They were GREAT. You could tell by our messy faces!
The best part? Making them ourselves made a great memory and saved us a ton of money! A local place was selling 6 chocolate covered strawberries for $9.99. We made 39 of them for less than that.
If you’ve never tried making your own homemade chocolate covered strawberries I highly recommend it!
What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day memory?