These strawberries are a unique twist on the classic Valentine’s Day treat and make the perfect homemade gift or addition to your Valentine’s Day party dessert table. They might seem complicated but are really way easier to make than they look!
You will need:
- White candy melts or white chocolate wafers
- Paper straws
- Parchment or wax paper
- Oil-based food coloring
First, wash and dry your strawberries. Make sure they are completely dry so the chocolate will stick to the strawberries and set correctly. Cut the paper straws in half and add a strawberry to the cut end of each straw.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave according to the instructions on the package. Add a few drops of oil-based food coloring to the surface of the melted chocolate. I used two different shades of pink but using just one color will look great as well. Use a toothpick to make swirls of color on the surface of the chocolate. Don’t overmix or you will end up with pink chocolate instead of a marbled pattern.
Hold the strawberry leaves and straw and dip the strawberry into the chocolate almost up to the leaves. Create the marble pattern by rotating the strawberry clockwise and then counter-clockwise as you lift it out of the chocolate. Shake gently to remove excess chocolate.
Place on parchment paper or wax paper and allow to set. Repeat with the remaining strawberries. You may need to add a couple more drops of food coloring and use a toothpick to swirl the surface of the chocolate again, in between dipping every few strawberries.
Once set, arrange them on a cute heart plate for a pretty addition to your Galentine’s Day brunch or Valentine’s Day party!