Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

With it being National Chocolate Week I knew I had to do something chocolate!! After the Birthday Blackout Cake there was no way I could face another cake like that without feeling horribly guilty! I mentioned before in another post that I am trying to lose a few (*ahem*) pounds. So, after the above-mentioned cake and then a weekend in London eating cake I vowed this week I was going to be good! I had a brilliant idea chocolate covered fruit! More specific strawberries!

It was a good idea.

‘Was’ being the operative word. 

The chocolate seized up. I was distracted and it over heated basically. The other thing that makes chocolate seize up when melting it is water. So, make sure your utensils are completely dry and make sure you don’t over heat it! I managed 3 strawberries that Mini-baker gobbled up as soon as I was done getting a few pictures. She loves strawberries. Who doesn’t?

seized up chocolate

To make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:
~100 or so grams of chocolate (depends completely on how many strawberries you want to dip)
~Strawberries as many as you want!

Melt chocolate I used a mix of milk and dark chocolate in a glass bowl over simmering water. One could use a microwave. If you melt it in the microwave do it slowly in 10 sec increments. Wash and dry your strawberries. Dip in chocolate. Leave on wax paper to harden. Might want to stick in fridge if not eating right away. 

When I was around 13, or a bit older, my mom took my sisters and me to Indianapolis to the Circle Center Mall. It was there that I had my first chocolate dipped strawberry from Godiva. For those of you who might not know what Godiva is, it is probably one of the best chocolates in America!! Back to the story...I also had some sort of truffle, but I don’t remember that at all because the strawberry was amazing! I remember it to this day and that’s saying a lot. (Not really as I tend to remember a lot of random things, much to the annoyance of IN Baker)  To find a Godiva boutique that has strawberry dipping (sounds like something naughty!) visit their site! Godiva Chocolate can be found in the UK too!! I've seen it at Harrods but I am sure there are other places to find it!!

I also remember getting a Peace Frog t-shirt during that mall visit. It was very cool. At least I thought so at the time. If I had access to my childhood photos I would try to locate one of me in this shirt. I figure there must be one as I wore it a lot. Alas those photos are in boxes at my parent’s house millions of miles away. :0)  You’ll have to settle for this image I found on the world wide web!

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