Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Hearts

By Debi Manfre

strawberries coated  in chocolate

A favorite treat to make for Valentine’s Day is chocolate covered strawberries. Instead of making them the traditional way, be creative and make chocolate covered strawberry hearts.


Ingredients:


10 strawberries

Parchment paper

Toothpicks

1/2 cup chocolate chips (any flavor)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Optional: Colored or chocolate sprinkles, melted white chocolate


Directions:


Cut the stems off the strawberries and slice in half.

Take a toothpick and poke it through both strawberry halves to get a heart shape. You may need to cut a little off of one half of the berry to get a good heart shape.

Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe container. Place the container in the microwave oven at medium power (50%) for about 1 minute. Remove and stir. If chocolate is not melted, return to the microwave for about 30 seconds more.

Line your strawberry hearts on parchment paper, halved side up. Pour a thin layer of the melted chocolate on top.

Optional: Get creative. While chocolate is still warm, sprinkle with colored or chocolate sprinkles. Melt white chocolate and drizzle chocolate.

Place strawberry hearts in the fridge until the chocolate hardens. Carefully remove toothpicks before serving.

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