Growing up in the South, I ate a lot of Strawberries, so nothing feels as comforting as those beautiful succulent reddish-pink morsels to really make me feel at home. When I had to come up with a new chocolate-covered strawberry idea I thought, why not a chocolate-covered rose recipe idea for Valentine’s Day for my Daughter’s school Meet and Greet for Parents and Teachers, I searched Youtube frantically in an effort to find something new and exciting that was both visually appealing and delicious to impress the school staff and give the family some awesome leftovers. This recipe uses chocolate modeling and sticks, so you only have to add strawberries and chocolate chips to the mix. The chocolate rose recipe with strawberries and an extra chocolate white chocolate layer (made from chocolate chips) I found was really simple with straightforward no-nonsense instructions. I made sure to get organic strawberries because strawberries are such a porous fruit, you definitely do not want to scrimp here because that makes the recipe really tasty and much more healthy. I also found some Valentine candy hearts at HEB for my garnishes. I let the kids help with the chocolate modeling, which made it even more fun. This project was outstanding for a group atmosphere, everyone got to do their part and contribute but it wasn’t so complicated that things could go wrong. We started by gathering our ingredients:
- Cake Pop Sticks
- Parchment Paper
- 200g (7.05 Oz.) chocolate: (you can use tempered real chocolate or melted compound chocolate
- Fresh Strawberries (washed and hulled)
First, roll your chocolate into little balls and place inside the parchment paper and roll flat with a rolling pin, these will be your leaves.
Then following the instructions in the video form into beautiful flowers.