Plump, Ripe, Sweet…

posted on April 19, 2010 by  |  posted under Desserts, Mother's Day, Recipes, Romance, Valentine's Day  |  23 Comments

chocolate covered strawberries
chocolate covered strawberries

How about an easy Mother’s Day Idea?

Two food posts in a row for me???  Is there something wrong…am I pregnant?

Ummm…Nope, at least to the pregnant part:)

I keep dreaming in strawberries though!  Strawberry season is here!  Red delicious sweet…really sweet strawberries.  Is it bad to eat an entire container at one time?  (how about 2?…just asking:)

I had left over baggies, sticks, and chocolate from Shelley’s Oreo Cookies Tutorials…so how about using up what you’ve got to create something new!  Hey…Happy Earth Day!

Chocolate and Strawberries = De.LIC.ioUS

Plump ripe sugary strawberries dipped in a creamy cool milk chocolate…that screams hello Spring!

(I’m using all these adjectives so Missy thinks I’m cool)


How about on a stick?

How about an idea for Mother’s Day?

How about that…I’m a mother!

Don’t they kinda look like roses?

I put them in a vase…I wanted to do a dozen but they didn’t last, so you can see what three looks like.

chocolate covered strawberries

Here’s the trick:

Find it…the center spot and stab it!  Stab it good, so that the end will go to the end of the strawberry, but not out the other end.

chocolate covered strawberries

It should look like this.

chocolate covered strawberries

I used the Walton chocolate that Shelley said to use in her Oreo cookies.  Make sure the strawberries are dry or the chocolate goes funny.  Dip and lay them down on wax paper.  Let harden.  chocolate covered strawberries

Variation: use your white chocolate and then drizzle milk chocolate over the top.

chocolate covered strawberries

Display in a vase.

chocolate covered strawberriesor wrap them up.

Let me know if you want me to forward this post on to your husband/boyfriend/kids so they can make them for you…

Fun, tasty, easy Mother’s Day Ideas!

These are some flowers I like!

chocolate covered strawberries

AlisonWe are playing at Skip to My Lou today!  Thanks Cindy

    1. April 19th, 2010 at 5:56 am
      Jen says:
      Yum...I love chocolate dipped strawberries...and these are so pretty too! Can't wait to try them out.
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    2. April 19th, 2010 at 6:55 am
      sharon says:
      stopped by from "made by you monday" - looks yummy!
    3. April 19th, 2010 at 8:03 am
      Philip says:
      Those look great!! The photography does as well. (another one of my hobbies as well). If our strawberries hadn't been overtaken by field grass last year we might have been able to try these. Here is to hoping the new berries, when we get them planted, do better in raised beds.
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    4. April 19th, 2010 at 9:03 am
      BNDQ8 says:
      i love the photographs..looks yummylicious..i enjoy making loads of chocolate coated strawberries for B ..he just loves it.. :) and plus i get to eat it while preparing :)
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      • April 20th, 2010 at 8:04 pm
        Alison says:
        Eating is half the fun! Okay maybe a little more than half:)
    5. April 19th, 2010 at 11:04 am
      pamela ponder says:
      yumm, I need to try these out...
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    6. April 19th, 2010 at 12:03 pm
      Jen_A says:
      LOVE this idea! I'm thinking I might even use to as a Teacher Appreciation gift. My sons teacher loves fruit :)
      • April 20th, 2010 at 8:05 pm
        Alison says:
        Good thinking!
    7. April 19th, 2010 at 2:36 pm
      Jacque says:
    8. April 19th, 2010 at 2:49 pm
      jenjen says:
      I made dipped strawberries for Easter. They are so good! I love the idea of on a stick. So cute. And packaged up - awesome!

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    9. April 19th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
      Carol says:
      Looks so delicious! Specially love the look on a stick and wrapped up!
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    10. April 19th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
      TammyM says:
      I have made chocolate dipped strawberries before but I never thought about putting them on a stick! This is a fabulous idea and they look soooooo pretty!
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    11. April 19th, 2010 at 7:07 pm
      Alice says:
      Those look great! Either way they would be a hit. Thanks for sharing.
    12. April 19th, 2010 at 7:57 pm
      niki says:
      You know, my mom is one of those hard to please people. She is so decidedly picky about presents but these she would like.

    13. April 19th, 2010 at 8:56 pm
      Lisa says:
      What a must try, my 4 yr old love chocolate and strawberries.
      Wish Greatgrandma could have strawberries, I know Grandma can.
    14. April 19th, 2010 at 10:47 pm
      stacy says:
      My favorite treat...sounds so easy. I love all your ideas and I love website!!!
      • April 20th, 2010 at 8:32 pm
        Alison says:
        Okay we love when you comment:)
    15. April 20th, 2010 at 7:10 pm
      jules p says:
      These looks so yummy.

      I really love your blog....
      • April 20th, 2010 at 8:33 pm
        Alison says:
        Thanks Julie...have fun at craft group tonight!
    16. April 21st, 2010 at 11:45 am
      Natalie Kay says:
      Alison, I'm with you on your strawberry addiction... THEY'RE WONDERFUL! I love the giant ones you can buy at costco. And the best part is they come in 3-5 lb packages. HEAVEN! I wouldn't mind a bouquet of these for mother's day. --Honey, are you reading this?
    17. April 21st, 2010 at 1:56 pm
      Sarah says:
      I do this EVERY Mother's Day, because we have a brunch that I host for our ladies group at church, and I can think of nothing ladies like better than that combo. :) Your photos are just stunning!!
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