Valentine's DIY: Sweet Strawberries

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Valentine's Day is one of the sweetest days of the year, and what better way to share your love than through food! Satisfy your sweet tooth and your taste buds with this Valentine's DIY: Sweet Strawberries. What's not to love about chocolate covered strawberries? Tastes like candy, but with half the guilt and enjoyable for loved ones of all ages. 

Kid chefs will love using fruit as their canvas as they paint with chocolate and yogurt and decorate with sprinkles. And they will love the chance to make a sweet treat to show their love for their fam and friends! They're so fun to make, they might just make this recipe all year round! 

Valentines DIY: Sweet Strawberries

Sweet Strawberries 

Makes 12 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Setting Time in Freezer: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

COLLECT INGREDIENTS: 

  • 12 strawberries

  • 8 ounces baking dark chocolate

  • 8 ounces plain greek yogurt

  • Red food coloring 

  • Sprinkles

Valentines DIY: Sweet Strawberries

COLLECT TOOLS: 

  • Large cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • 1 cup measuring cup
  • 2 small microwave-safe bowls
  • 2 small spoons
  • Forks 
  • Cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil
Valentines DIY: Sweet Strawberries

RECIPE STEPS:

  • Wash hands
  • Wash strawberries 
  • Pull the green stems off of the top of each strawberry. (Grown-up: move onto the next step while the kid chef works on this.)
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  • **Grown-up** Use the paring knife to cut a small triangle out of the strawberry where the stem came from. 
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  • Once all strawberries are complete, set aside to prepare dips.
  • Measure out 8 ounces (1 cup) of baking dark chocolate and place in microwave safe bowl. 
  • Put in microwave for 15 second intervals until melted through. 
  • **Grown-up** Once melted, remove carefully with oven mitt.  
Valentines DIY: Sweet Strawberries
  • Measure out 1 cup of plain greek yogurt and spoon into bowl. 
  • Add two drops of red food coloring to yogurt and mix well. 
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  • Stick a fork into the top of a strawberry
  • Dip in pink greek yogurt to cover entire strawberry. Set aside on cookie sheet. 
  • Repeat with melted dark chocolate. 
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  • Decorate with sprinkles, more yogurt, or more! 
  • Set in freezer to harden. Set a timer for 30 minutes. 
  • Check after half an hour to see if the chocolate and yogurt has set.
Valentines DIY: Sweet Strawberries
  • Nom!
Valentines DIY: Sweet Strawberries

Grown-up Pro Tips:

  1. Baking dark chocolate will solidify over time, so stick it back in the microwave every once and a while for 15 second intervals to melt it again. You want it to be nice and smooth to make a perfect coating. 
  2. When decorating, make sure to sprinkle on decorations before the chocolate solidifies. Toss on a few sprinkles right after it comes out of the melted chocolate or you will lose out on a one-of-a-kind sprinkle masterpiece!
  3. Get creative with decorations. Strawberries may make for a small canvas, but the possibilities are endless for a young Picasso!
Valentines DIY: Sweet Strawberries

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & PHOTOGRAPHER

Valentines DIY: Sweet Strawberries

Katie Holzman is a Social Media Marketing Intern for Nomster Chef. She is currently a junior at Ithaca College studying television-radio and marketing. She loves creating food media almost as much as she loves eating, and you can check out more of her work at her blog or @katies_plate on Instagram!