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
This recipe literally only requires 3 things:
- Strawberries, Strawberries, Strawberries
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Flower Mold from Hobby Lobby, or any other tray to hold your concoctions.
- EXTRA INGREDIENT: 60 minutes of patience while you wait for them to harden
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!
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!
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!
Yum, yum, yum!
They were cold, sweet, and chocolate-y!
PERFECT for Date Night (which was why I made them!) or for a late night summer treat:)
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:)
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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