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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Be My Valentine....And Gimme Chocolate!!!

There are few times in a year when i think it's okay to polish off a small box of chocolates in one sitting.  Valentines is that day when I feel it's completely justified!  "NO SHE DIDN'T!" you say....oh yes, YES I DID!!!!  and don't you know it, I ENJOYED AND SAVORED EVERY LAST LAYER OF DECADENCE THAT MELTED PAST MY LIPS!!!  No holds barred baby.  I am not the food police (contrary to popular belief)...I am human.

Did i share???  of course i share!!  However, to my boyfriend's detriment he has a chocolate allergy....or so i pretend.  LOL.  No he doesn't....i wish....and no i didn't....share.  Sorry Andy. 

kids...don't try this at home if you want to fit into your slimmy jeans on date night.  You know the saying...."a moment on the lips, forever on the hips."  I took one for the team.

But what if you have willpower and you want to serve yourself hunk of burning love a special treat for V-day and not a box of fattening truffles?  How about two of the best things in life married together into a little bundle of mouth exploding decadence:  Strawberries and Chocolate. 

Nothing is more sensual than the combo of the two.....especially if you serve it with a little bubbly.  Happy Valentines!

What you'll need:

Big Juicy Red Fresh Strawberries
Dark Chocolate Morsels
Coconut Flakes or Shreds for Garnish
(optional wooden skewers if you serve fondue style)

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.  Make sure your strawberries are dry.  Hold the strawberry at the husk end and dip it into the melted chocolate.  Lay them on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Put into the freezer to set for about 10 minutes then transfer to the fridge.  Serve on a plate with coconut flakes.  Optionally serve the strawberries and chocolate as a fondue, pouring the melted chocolate into a small bowl right before serving and skewer your strawberries on wood skewers. 


*image sourced from google images

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