Accidentally went Grocery Shopping on an Empty Stomach

Summer means….

Strawberry Season!!!!

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And though I always make it a point to get fruit on my grocery shopping adventures, I do not really stop to grab ingredients for a dessert.

But, let’s be honest with ourselves here, babes.

Sometimes, you just need dessert. Would you have rather have looked back in life and thought, dang….I could have eaten that?

I normally have enough self control to just walk past my indulgences, but this recipe….

IS TOO DARN EASY.

Not to mention that I was at Hobby Lobby right before the grocery store, and happened to waltz my way into the baking section. I found a really really REALLY pretty flower mold for ice cubes, cakes, whatever you want to put in there.

My creative juices were flowing, so I decided…WHY NOT!

Flower Mold, Hobby Lobby: $9.99

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Link Listed Below!

This recipe literally only requires 3 things:

  1. Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries
  2. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  3. Flower Mold from Hobby Lobby, or any other tray to hold your concoctions.
  4. EXTRA INGREDIENT: 60 minutes of patience while you wait for them to harden
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Ask Me If It Was This Presentable When I Started Making Them

You need to be careful with melting the chocolate. It melts pretty quickly, but it also hardens just as quickly. I would microwave it for 30 – 45 seconds and then take it out to stir, then put it back in for another 30- – 45 seconds until it was melted justttt enough.

Be sure to chop your strawberries into tiny pieces, as well!

Only if you are using a mold. The huge strawberries I bought did not fit into the mold, and I wanted to make sure that they looked pretty!

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WAIT! Read Below! 🙂

I did make one mistake, however.

After chopping the strawberries into tiny pieces to fit the mold, I placed them into the mold without putting the chocolate in first.

I was not able to take a picture of me fixing my mistake, but I DEFINITELY recommend you place a layer of chocolate in the mold FIRST.

You want the chocolate to spread out to take the pattern of the GORGEOUS flower mold. It definitely makes a difference. So, I laid out a thin layer of melted chocolate into each mold, then placed chopped strawberries on top, with one last thick layer of chocolate on the top!

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Be sure to use a spatula or the bottom of a spoon to even out the top of your chocolate covered strawberries! They will sit better on a plate when you take them out to eat!

I placed mine into the freezer for about an hour!

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SO. GOOD.

Yum, yum, yum!

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They were cold, sweet, and chocolate-y!

PERFECT for Date Night (which was why I made them!) or for a late night summer treat:)

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I love easy and delicious recipes, because I do not have time to slave in the kitchen with my busy schedule. I also like inexpensive because I am on a budget. So I am forcing myself to find easy ways to eat some of my favorite things!

And this recipe definitely beats going to my local bakery to pay $12 for a six pack of chocolate covered strawberries! Plus….

These are cuter:)

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Do you guys have any easy dessert recipes that you like to make? I would love to hear them.

Thanks for reading!

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Love always,

Alex McKay

5 Comments

      1. Manessah B.

        Hahaha! You’re very welcome! It’s always a struggle for me to go to the grocery store when I am hungry, because all I can focus on are the items that I want to eat! Lol! I also cannot window shop, especially if there is a sale, because I will see something I want to buy and someone will have to drag me away. hahaha 😄

        The struggle is real!

        I enjoyed this post. Awesome as always!

        Like

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