Many of us are on a budget this Valentine's Day. If you want to make your sweetheart swoon without pinching your wallet here is a fast way to their heart! If you are a man you get extra points for doing something that looks fancy in the kitchen. Not to mention, there is something romantic about juicy fruit covered in rich dark chocolate. My kids also really dig this recipe.
2 pints strawberries
1.5 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
(I use Sunspire Organic 65% Cacao bittersweet, amazing flavor and I stock up when there is a coupon from Mambo Sprouts)
3 tbs corn syrup
6 tbs butter
1 tbs Chambord or Grand Marnier liqueur if desired to add flavor and depth
Rinse strawberries and set aside on dish towel until they are dry and room temperature. Mix all ingredients except strawberries in a heavy sauce pan or double boiler and melt on low, stirring frequently with metal whisk. When all ingredients are melted and mixed dip strawberries one by one into chocolate mixture then place on wax paper to set up. I use individual foil or wax cupcake liners for each strawberries which makes them easier to serve and transport. Place the strawberries in the freezer for about five minutes to harden chocolate, then store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Enjoy these with love!