Thursday, March 31, 2016

Carrots in my Garden - Chocolate Covered Strawberry "Carrots"


One new addition to our Easter Feast
this year was 
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Carrots,
fresh from the "dirt" in the garden.

Although we used these for Easter Dinner,
they would be great for a spring or a garden party!
Everyone loves chocolate covered strawberries,
and these were even more intriguing than normal.


These were so easy and fun to make.
I just melted half white chocolate discs and half
orange chocolate discs (although you could use
white and add orange gel food coloring), then
dipped them and topped them with a drizzle
of additional chocolate in a piping bag.
After they cooled, I placed them in my
adorable purple and green polka dotted
egg holder filled with crushed Oreo dirt
 (purchased years ago from my favorite - 
Home Goods). 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry "Carrots"

1 1/2 C. orange candy coating discs,
or half white and half orange for a softer orange
1 quart fresh strawberries, wiped clean with a damp
paper towel
1/2 pkg. Oreos, crushed finely

Melt the candy coating in a microwave safe bowl
for 30 seconds, then stir, even if they don't look
like they need it.  Melt again for 30 seconds, and
stir.  Stop when there are a few lumps left, and let
the heat of the candy in the bowl melt the small lumps.

Holding the strawberries by the tops, dip all around
the strawberry.  Shake off excess, or lightly scrape
the excess on the bottom on the side of the bowl.

Place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment
paper.  Do the above with all of the strawberries,
then put a small amount of the remaining coating
in a piping bag.  Heat for a few seconds and stir if
needed.  Cut the tip off, or use a number 2 tip and
pipe a few lines on each one.  Pop in fridge for
a few minutes to harden and set the candy coating.

Place the crushed Oreo crumbs in your desired 
serving dish (an empty egg carton could be cute),
then place the strawberries in, digging them in a
little, like they are peeking out of the garden dirt.
Sprinkle a little dirt on some.

Make and eat the same day for the best results.



Chocolate Covered Strawberries are always one of the
favorites with the little ones, and this year the strawberries
have been so sweet and juicy.




This is how they appeared on the Easter Table -
nestled in purple grass.  I think they will be a regular
for spring and Easter.  

Of course, the kids wanted to know if it was real dirt!

I will be posting with
Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

8 comments:

  1. Yummy and so cute, Jackie. You are so talented when it comes to beautiful desserts.
    Have a great weekend.

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  2. How very charming and beautiful! And what a splendid idea for the season.

    I'll be "doing" the food for my neighbor's 90th birthday this Summer, and since we've had her a little family "Straberry Breakfast" on the patio every year for the past 10 or so birthdays, these would make a perfect item for the dessert table.

    And maybe some red ones for a Summer harvest of radishes!! Rein me in.

    rachel

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  3. Oh Jacqueline, those "carrots" are the yummiest, tastiest treat that I've seen! Nestling them in that darling egg crate with the "dirt" makes them look even more special.
    I also scrolled on down and saw your gorgeous Easter table and the beautiful cookies that you decorated with the edible papers from Fancy Flours. I would love to try my hand at that! Thanks for so much inspiration!

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  4. The carrots look delicious! I've enjoyed seeing all your sweet treats on FB.

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  5. What a great idea using oreos for the dirt. Your strawberries look delicious.

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  6. These look so good and are so pretty, Jacqueline....Christine

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  7. Such a cute idea! Love 'em!

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