I previously said there would be no. food on this blog but there will be a few, don’t worry they won’t be yucky. They’re quick and easy because as much as I love my kitchen I don’t want to be in it for hours and these homemade chocolate strawberry boxes did not disappoint.
Over the weekend it was raining but I was craving something sweet. Strawberry and chocolate are sweet! So why not make a few homemade chocolate strawberry boxes for dessert, right?
I’d saved a recipe (I can’t remember what website it was on because I’d saved the ingredients and “how-to” in my phone notes) and wanted to give it a try for a few months now.
I love the combination of strawberries and chocolate. Sweet and a little tangy depending on what type of strawberry you’ve dipped. The thought is making my mouth water.
I dipped the left over strawberries in chocolate to save as an extra treat. I love strawberries in their true for as it but add a little chocolate and I’m ALL over it.
The boxes held up well, we’re tasty, and worked out perfect in the fridge. They didn’t lose shape, leak, or break. I was very pleased with myself and our guest was too. They thought it took house so that is what I let them believe but it only takes about 30 minutes.
I like that this recipe is so verities because you can add any kind of add in you’d like, some suggestions are peanuts, almonds, strawberry jam, caramel, you name it! Whatever you like in your chocolate will be tasty. I do plan to try a few things with these next boxes, although I need another silicon tray because this one is huge. It did take a little finesse to get them out as I used a lot of chocolate as lining.
The recipe was a hit as my boyfriend has taken one to work with him to work this week and has asked to take the others for the rest of the week. He doesn’t even like that much chocolate. Since the boxes were so big he split it with his best friend at lunch. Aww, sharing is caring, huh? (And that’s how you get Covid! jk)
I did learn a few tricks. I used a huge ice tray for this one. It was tricky because i had to make sure the sides were coated enough which left a lot of chocolate at the top.
The thick chocolate on top makes these yummies a little hard to crack open but not impossible. My tip is to make sure the bottom is lightly coated.
Another thing is with the ice tray and with the chocolate hardened I couldn’t really “twist” the chocolates loose.
I used a butter knife to loose the edges that were back to back and popped them out of the silicon tray.
- 2 cups Melted chocolate Your choice of dark, milk or white
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments and use a paintbrush to paint chocolate in each cavity of an ice cube tray. Freeze this tray for 20 minutes.
2. Remove the tray from the freezer and fill it with your choice of add-ins.Pour spoonfuls of chocolate on top of your add-ins and freeze this tray again for another 20 minutes.
3. Turn the tray onto a sheet of wax paper and tap it a bit until the chocolate cubes come out. And you are done.
So easy! I was surprised as of how fast everything went. In almost an hour these beauties were ready to eat.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and about 30 minutes – my suggestion is grab some chocolate and a mold then get to work melting that chocolate. You can even use an ice cube tray if you don’t have a mold. Then they’ll be bite sized! If you give the recipe a try please let me know how they turned out!