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Food Club® Chocolate Covered Strawberries

We love the classic chocolate covered strawberry for Valentine’s Day (or really at any time), but this year, we wanted to change it up. Show the ones you love just how much you love them by taking some extra time to decorate your chocolate strawberries. Here are a few of our favorite items to use while decorating strawberries.

Chocolates

  • Food Club® White Chocolate Chips: Layer sweet on sweet with white chocolate and strawberries.
  • Food Club® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: Compliment the sweetness of a perfectly ripe strawberry with smooth semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Food Club® Milk Chocolate Chips: Make the classic chocolate-dipped strawberry with milk chocolate chips.

Toppings

  • Sprinkles: add a little crunch with festive Valentine’s Day sprinkles
  • Food Coloring: Use a little food coloring to color white chocolate. This makes the perfect drizzle.
  • Graham crackers: Crush a few graham crackers to make a s’more-like strawberry.

Melting Chocolate

Chocolate-covered strawberries, cookies, marshmallows or any other combination is the perfect way to bring in the New Year!

Prep time: 5 minutes (plus chilling time)

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Serves: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (11.5 ounce) bag Food Club Baking Chips
  • Assorted fruit and cookies for dipping

Instructions

  1. Pour baking chips into a large, heat-proof bowl. Heat heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until simmering.
  2. Pour hot cream over baking chips and let stand for 1 minute. Stir gently with a rubber spatula until chips are completely melted.
  3. Dip assorted fruits, candies, and cookies into melted chocolate and let set on a parchment-lined baking sheet at room temperature or chill.
Fresh Strawberries

All About Strawberries

Strawberries are one of the most widely consumed berries, but are not actually berries. In fact, strawberries are in a classification of their own call “accessories fruits” because their seeds are on the outside. Learn all about strawberries nutrition, how to store them, and our favorite strawberry recipes below.

Nutrition
Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and manganese which aid in the repair and healing of body tissue and collagen. They are also rich in antioxidants which help prevent heart disease. Overall, strawberries, whether they be consumed raw or in jam form, are low in fat and high in water and carbohydrates. Not to mention, they taste great! On average, a single strawberry contains 32 calories and is mostly made of water.

How to store
Enjoy your strawberries, and general berries, longer by keeping them cold. The cold will help keep the mold away. The best way to store strawberries is unwashed in a breathable container in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat or cook with your strawberries, be sure to wash them and remove the stem.

Our favorite strawberry recipes:
Strawberry Salsa
Strawberry Topping
Strawberry Basil Mozzarella Skewers
Strawberry Ice cream

Strawberry Topping

Food Club® Strawberry Topping

Make this strawberry topping your jam. This recipe goes perfectly on everything from homemade ice cream to your favorite cheesecake.

Ingredients:

1 lb. strawberries

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbs lemon juice

Instructions:

Roughly chop and hull the strawberries and add them to a medium sauce pan. Add sugar and lemon juice.

Over medium high heat, bring the mixture to a simmer and let simmer for 30 minutes until thickened.

Serve immediately, or store in the fridge for up to 30 days.