Chocolate, that deep dark, silky voice that speaks to us when we open our pantries or walk through the grocery store. For many people, their chocolate addiction is a carefully guarded secret hidden so deep inside them, it is a constant battle to keep the craving, the need under control! Well I am here to say it doesn’t have to be that way! Chocolate is GOOD for you- no not those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or M&M’s or Hershey Bars. I am talking about the REAL stuff the 75% Cocoa content or higher stuff- the bitter potent antioxidant. In this recipe, I slather luscious, ripe, red strawberries, full of antioxidants themselves, with deep, dark, powerful 80% Cocoa Chocolate. Get ready for some serious dessert that is good for you-seriously! The recipes for chocolate covered strawberries are both yummy and easy to make.
8 oz. 80 % Cocoa Dark Chocolate, chopped (fair trade, organic)
1 Pint of the biggest, reddest organic Strawberries you can find
1 TBS Whipping Cream
Dash of Vanilla Extract
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and whipping cream stirring constantly. After removing bowl from the hot water stir in the vanilla extract.
Because of the high cocoa content the chocolate will not be gooey, but more like a paste. With a butter knife spread the chocolate mixture onto each strawberry. Place on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet and put into the fridge for at least ½ hour so the chocolate has time to adhere to the berries, so when you bite into them you have a hard crunchy chocolate coating leading you to the soft juicy berries!
Delight and Enjoy! Serve with Champagne to your sweetie!