Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today is the day for lovers, loved ones, and everyone one who chooses love over hate and pain. We should live a life full of love and hope! The world would be a much better place. Be a blessing to someone today. Give a hug, smile when you don’t have to or need to or want to. You never know who may be watching and who will pay it forward.
Several years ago when I graduated from college, my aunt was a blessing to me and gifted me a cruise to Key West and the Bahamas! Talk about a good time!!!! We had a blast! The food was great not to mention the drinks! We did the Bar Crawl which basically was a tour of several bars in Key West. We also had some time to experience the food. I definitely appreciate the love my aunt showed me. I had such a great time that we were cruising again in less than a year!
One of the small things that I enjoyed was the tray of treats that were waiting for us in our room. The single treat that I enjoyed the most was the chocolate covered strawberries. Of course I had seen them before and wanted to try them but I simply hadn’t. When we returned home, I decided that I would try to make them myself. For those of you who know me…you know that I will try almost anything. So I did a little research and said how hard can it really be to cover some berries. Well let me tell you…sometimes the smallest things can be the most difficult. However after trying to get them perfect, I realized that they didn’t have to be. They were still good! So I made them and my family was absolutely glad that I did. Two ingredients and some wax paper are all you need really.
You’re going to want to find the sweetest, juiciest, freshest strawberries that are available. I tend to make a lot of these when it’s strawberry season.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
1 quart of strawberries…washed and dried with the stem still in tact
1/2 pkg of Almond bark…melted in a bowl
Tray covered in wax paper
- Melt almond bark according to package directions
- Dip berries holding them by the stem, one at a time in the almond bark ( I’ve found this to be the easiest way)
- Let the excess drain and place on the tray to dry (if you are adventurous…before they dry sprinkle with finely chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips…the possibilities are endless!)
This is a nice treat to end the night with! Enjoy! Thanks for reading!