Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trees

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trees

My friends recently hosted a Christmas decorating party
by that I mean we decorated a friends house who is not too keen on Christmas decorations.
She loves Christmas decorations… Him not so much.
We are a really supportive group! well supportive of her anyway!

We each were to bring a Christmas dessert or snack to share to help make the night more festive.
We were at least hoping our friend wouldn’t be made once he saw all the yummy food.
I shared last week the yummy Cranberry Salsa recipe I brought.

I also made Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trees.
This was an idea I saw floating around on pinterest recently and wanted to try it out.
adding my own little spin on it of course.

These are super easy to make.
I had my daughters make them for the most part.

Start by prepping your strawberries.
Was them, cut off the stem and leaves,pat them dry, then again pat them dry.
Next you will place your white chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish

melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish

melt baking chips in 20-30 second intervals stirring in between until they are all melted
add oil/shortening to melted chips and stir
stir in a few drops of green food coloring – to desired color – stir

place a toothpick in the flat end of the strawberry
dip and swirl in strawberry in melted chip mixture holding onto the toothpick

strawberry dipped in green white chocolate

allow the excess green mixture to drip off
decorate strawberry tree before chocolate hardens
place toothpick into a styrofom tray or cardboard box
place in the fridge for 30 minutes
Once hardened add a small dab of green melted chocolate to the bottom of the strawberry to secure it to the cookie base.

chocolate covered strawberry christmas tree

The girls had so much fun decorating the trees.
By the time we finished all the strawberries the ones we made first were already hardened.

strawberry and cookie chocolate trees

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trees
 
These chocolate covered strawberries pair perfectly with a mint or Oreo cookie. Can be decorated for a woodland theme or Christmas.
Author:
Serves: 28-30
Ingredients
  • 28-30 medium-large strawberries
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or white vanilla baking chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening or canola oil or coconut oil
  • green gel food coloring
  • 28-30 cookies for the base
  • candy decorations
Instructions
  1. rinse and pat dry strawberries
  2. cut off stem/leaves creating a flat "bottom"
  3. pat dry again
  4. melt baking chips in a microwave safe dish - 20-30 second intervals stirring in between until all melted
  5. add oil/shortening to melted chips and stir
  6. stir in a few drops of green food coloring - to desired color
  7. place a toothpick in the flat end of the strawberry
  8. dip and swirl in strawberry in melted chip mixture holding onto the toothpick
  9. allow the excess green mixture to drip off
  10. decorate strawberry tree before chocolate hardens
  11. place toothpick into a styrofom tray or cardboard box
  12. place in the fridge for 30 minutes
  13. Once hardened add a small dab of green melted chocolate to the bottom of the strawberry to secure it to the cookie base.
Notes
Keep in a cool place or the fridge (uncovered or loosely covered) for up to 8 hours before serving otherwise the juice from the strawberry will cause your cookie to become mushy

 

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