Saturday, April 12, 2014

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lady Bugs

Who wouldn't fall in love with these super cute strawberries, which have been dipped in chocolate and transformed into lady bugs!

Hun... What's for Dinner?: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lady Bugs Tutorial


This month, a few bloggers and I decided to get together to create recipes featuring chocolate. This time of year, every where you turn is chocolate. Chocolate bunnies, eggs, cartoon characters. They all taunt me, in pretty much every store I enter. So, we thought it would be a great month to do a chocolate series (although I'd say any time is a good time for chocolate, lol).

At first I had planned to make a chocolate silk pie. I LOVE chocolate silk pie and have asked Hubby countless times to make one. He never seems to have the time, so I figured this would be a great way to get my pie. Then Queenie's birthday came around and as I was planning snacks for her party. I thought of making lady bug chocolate covered strawberries, so I did a search on line to see what ideas I could find. I decided to combine a few idea I saw into these super cute, delicious snacks. The girls at Queenie's party LOVED the strawberries, so I decided they would be much cuter than a chocolate silk pie.


Hun... What's for Dinner?: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lady Bugs Tutorial




Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lady Bugs
printable version

15-20 large fresh strawberries
1 C dark chocolate wafers
1/4 C red chocolate wafers
30 to 40 candy covered chocolate chips

Hun... What's for Dinner?: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lady Bugs Tutorial
 Cut berries in half and cut a small triangle in the larger end.



Hun... What's for Dinner?: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lady Bugs Tutorial
Melt the chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl, until melted; stirring every 30 seconds. Dip pointed tips of each strawberry half and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Hun... What's for Dinner?: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lady Bugs Tutorial
Pour remaining melted chocolate into a disposable piping bag, or zip top freezer bag. Snip a tiny piece from the corner and pipe chocolate lines in the centre of each berry, and along the edges, to create wings. Pipe tiny dots onto the wing portion of the strawberry, and two dots of chocolate onto the heads. Using the candy covered chocolate chips, create eyes.



Hun... What's for Dinner?: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Lady Bugs Tutorial
Microwave red chocolate melts, until melted; stirring every 30 seconds. Place melted chocolate into a zip top sandwich bag, and snip off a tiny corner. Pipe smiles onto your lady bugs. Let set and enjoy!


For more fabulous Celebrating Chocolate in April recipes visit these wonderful bloggers below!

Celebrating Chocolate in April Blogger Round-Up



Chocolate Croissant Puffs from Rowdy Baker
Double Chocolate Cheesecake Pie from Baking In A Tornado
Iced Mocha Latte Chocolate Cake from Tampa Cake Girl
Raspberry Candied Bacon Dark Chocolate Brownies from Cooking from a Stay at Home Mom




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5 comments:

Erlene A said...

Love this kind of cute ideas to make the kids lunches or snacks fun. Pinned to my bento boards.

Brenda Penton said...

Oh these are so cute!!

Diane Balch said...

These are so creative and healthy... my kids would have no problem eating their fruit if it looked like our ladybugs. thanks for bringing them to foodie friday.

Marsha Baker said...

These are adorable! Great tutorial...thanks much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Please come back again soon.

Maria Long said...

thanks for linking up to fridayfrenzy last week you are one of the featured recipes today. http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/recipes-and-craft-ideas-party-fridayfrenzy-418.html