Julie Follansbee, editor and publisher of Macaroni Kid Johnstown/Laurel Highlands is back to make a sweet treat both kids and adults will love: chocolate filled strawberries garnished with candy hearts!
Inside Out Chocolate Strawberries
What you need:
Chocolate - we used dark, semi-sweet and white. We used about 2 oz per 6 strawberries. You can use any chocolate that you want! Be creative!
A plastic egg carton that has been thoroughly washed, or a deviled eggs plate
*Note - Do NOT use a cardboard egg carton since there is no way to clean it after you take the eggs out!
What you do:
Wipe the strawberries down with a damp paper towel. Rinsing strawberries in water causes them to absorb some of the water and not be as flavorful.
Cut off the top of the strawberries, and use a small spoon (we used a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon) to scoop out the white part inside the strawberry.
Use a paper towel to dry out the inside of the strawberries a little. This will help the chocolate stick better to the strawberries.
Melt the chocolate in a small glass bowl in the microwave. Start with 30 seconds, stir and return to the microwave for 30 second intervals until the chocolate melts.
Pour/spoon the chocolate into a zip-top plastic bag, squeeze out all the air and zip shut.
Use a pair of scissors to cut off one of the corners of the bag.
Pipe the chocolate into the holes in the strawberries, let set and enjoy!