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Chocolate Strawberry Stars

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Who needs to get all fussy, dipping singular strawberries one at a time. Try taking this classic treat and making it super simple (and stunning!) with this new approach to chocolate strawberries.MORE+LESS-

Updated September 17, 2014

1

cup high-quality dark chocolate

1

tablespoon colored sugar or sprinkles

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    In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate JUST until smooth.

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    Spoon 1/4 teaspoon of sprinkles into the bottom of decorative silicon ice cube & baking tray (available in the cake baking section of most craft stores)

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    Spoon 1 tablespoon of chocolate into each cup.

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    Press a strawberry into each cup.

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    Allow to cool completely before removing the chocolate cups from the silcone sheet.

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More About This Recipe

  • Oh-em-EXCITING! Check out this super-simple, totally clever way to make strawberry chocolates without muss or fuss!

    It's summer, and you likely have a hankering for chocolate-dipped strawberries and champagne. What could be more refreshing on a hot evening?

    But, wait! You say to yourself. Chocolate-dipped strawberries are soooo finicky.

    And then you remember that Tablespoon has always got your back. And you stop on by and discover THIS fabtabulous recipe for our uber-clever (and quick!) Chocolate-Strawberry Stars.

    Ready? Let's get you some strawberries and champagne, stat!

    Nab yourself a silcone ice cube tray. Go crazy! Find the funnest shapes you can get your hands on (just make sure there's room for those berries!)

    Melt chocolate in the microwave and drizzle into each cup, filling them about halfway.

    Add a little dusting of colored sugar or sprinkles, then press clean, ripe, dry strawberries right into the chocolate.

    Allow to cool and harden, then pop the strawberries from the ice cube trays and get that champagne ... and enjoy!

    More Strawberry Delights

    In love with strawberries and chocolate? Here are a few more ideas:

    Strawberry Chocolate Nachos Recipe
    Strawberry Chocolate Cupcake Shot Recipe
    Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe
    Chocolate Strawberry Pie Recipe
    Strawberry Brownie Mousse Torte Recipe

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!


We Can't Stop Laughing at These Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry Turkeys — Here's How to Make Them

When I picture a table of Thanksgiving desserts, there's usually things like apple, pecan, and pumpkin pie. Something that's usually not on my radar? Chocolate-covered strawberries. But since I'm the type of person who thinks the more desserts the better, I'm not opposed to adding them into the Thanksgiving dessert rotation, especially when they look like little turkeys! This recipe by YouTuber Awesmr Pop makes for the cutest (and most hilarious) Thanksgiving-themed dessert or snack.

While the chocolate-covered-strawberry turkeys are a pinch more tedious, they won't take nearly as long to make as pie would. Compared to traditional chocolate-dipped strawberries, this recipe requires just two extra steps. To get started, you'll need pretzel sticks, strawberries, marshmallows, and milk and white chocolate. Cut each marshmallow and pretzel stick in half, then poke the pretzels into the marshmallows. Using melted milk chocolate, make the turkey legs by glueing a marshmallow to each side of the strawberry. Let these sit in the fridge for a few minutes before dunking the full strawberry in chocolate. Fine details are everything, and the white chocolate on these turkeys make them extra special.

A mouthwatering combination of salty and sweet, these chocolate-covered-strawberry turkeys are a creative addition to the Thanksgiving table. If anything, they'll be the perfect conversation starter!


Recipe Summary

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup plus 6 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 4 ounces strawberries (about 6 medium), stemmed and finely diced

Sift flour, cocoa, and salt into a bowl set aside. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth set aside to cool.

Put butter and 1/4 cup granulated sugar into the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in yolk, vanilla, and chocolate. Reduce speed to low. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put 6 teaspoons granulated sugar into a small bowl. Form dough into 3/4-inch balls roll in sugar to coat. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment. Press center of each ball with your thumb. Bake 10 minutes. Press centers again with end of a wooden spoon, making 3/4-inch indentations. Bake until slightly cracked and set, about 5 minutes more. Cool completely on racks.

Stir cream cheese and confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Toss berries with remaining 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar in another bowl. Spoon cream cheese mixture into center of cookies top with sugared berries, dividing evenly.


20 Delicious Strawberry Desserts for Summer

Try our fresh strawberry recipes for your best dessert ever.

Strawberries, like all berries, are a healthy fruit: they're great sources of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. But that&rsquos just icing on the cake, because as many a kid will tell you, strawberry desserts are where it&rsquos at. So after you&rsquove had your fill of this fragrant fruit in healthy smoothies and summer salads, and maybe stashed some frozen strawberries in your freezer, treat your loved ones (and yourself) to what you were really craving and whip up one of these after-dinner winners.

Whether you dip them in chocolate, bake them in a pie, or throw them on the grill (yes, really), here are 20 sweet ways to eat the quintessential summer berry that'll feel like an indulgent treat every time.


Freezer-friendly chocolate strawberry cake

Feel free to freeze this chocolate strawberry cake either frosted or unfrosted for up to 2 months. I recommend freezing it unfrosted and in individual layers for best results:

  1. Once the cakes are cool, simply wrap each individual layer in plastic wrap & aluminum foil.
  2. Place the cakes in a zip-top freezer bag.
  3. When you’re ready to serve it, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then let the cake come to room temperature before serving.



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