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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

V-Day Treat!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries..
..I don't think I've told you about the story about my GIGANTIC Chocolate covered strawberry...
Right when City Creek Mall opened Spencer and I went down to check it out. We went into an extremely appealing store that sold lots of chocolates & treats.
I decided that I deserved a treat so I'd get a choco strawberry.
The girl behind the counter said, "7 or 9?"
... clearly I don't know what that means but of course I want the 9...
So as she rings me up for a $9.50 strawberry I almost peed right there on the floor.
"7 or 9" meant price.
Just one.
Needless to say I didn't want to eat such a thing of beauty. So I carried it around with me for two whole days admiring it. Eating it one lick at a time to make it last.
I will admit it was worth it.
Now here we are with Valentine's Day just a few days away.
Do not go buy chocolate covered strawberries.
This is quick & easy, and only cost me around $8.00
-A case of strawberries
(they were 2 cases for $4.00 at my local grocery store!)
-Chocolate Almond Bark
(I bought this for about $3.00 at my local grocery store!)
-A cookie sheet covered with wax or parchment paper
*Use a smaller saucepan for this so it's easier to dip the strawberries. You won't use as much chocolate if you use a small saucepan!*
Turn the burner on LOW. (the lowest setting possible!)
Melt a few chunks of almond bark at a time. BE PATIENT or it will burn!
While your chocolate is melting, wash off all of your strawberries.
(ANY trace of moisture will cause the almond bark to solidify!)
*make sure any spoons you use to stir stay dry as well!*
Once all of your chocolate is melted dip each strawberry very carefully by holding the stem.
(you can use a fork or something else to dip your strawberry, but I like to hold the strawberry greens up so they don't get chocolate on them!) 
Lay your chocolate covered strawberries to dry on your wax/parchment paper.
If your chocolate starts to thicken, you used too much heat or heated it too quickly!
You can thin your chocolate by using a SMALL amount of vegetable shortening.
DO NOT use water or milk!!
I paid $9.00 for one chocolate covered strawberry &
I made 24 myself for under $8.00
I ate at least 5.


  1. 9 bucks for a chocolate covered strawberry?!? You have got to be kidding me! That is so insane! I will admit I've spent 6 on the carmel apples of rocky mountain chocolate facotry but I hate how overpriced they are. I'm doing choc covered strawberries for vday I'm so excited! I just found your blog and I have really enjoyed your writing and getting to know you better. Hope you don't mind if I follow along!

    new follower :)

    1. Bonnie I'm glad you found my blog.. thanks for leaving a comment!
      I totally agree with you about the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory apples.. but they're SO GOOD! I always think.. Psh I can make one way cheaper.. buuut it takes too long & I'm not that patient.

      Thanks for following along- can't wait to get to know you better!

  2. Last year I got together with a friend of mine and made all kinds strawberries. Chocolate, white chocolate, either rolled in nuts. Definitely my favorite valentine's treat. This year Bill and I are celebrating by buying a bunch of discount candy from the store and eating it all weekend!

  3. Hey girl! I just wanted to stop by and show some sponsor love, and then I see chocolate covered strawberries and my mouth is now drooling. Thanks a lot! Haha. Anyway, I hope you are well. It's been awhile since we've been in contact. I'd love to catch up. Stop by and say hello if you have a chance! I'd really love that!

    Brani Laine

  4. $9 strawberry?!?! How big was it?? Ha ha! I've only been to City Creek once but I'm dying to go back!
    You and your hubs are the cutest!! Hope you're having the BEST Valentines!!


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