Real strawberries that look like carrots!
Now that Valentine's Day is over, I'm getting into Easter/Spring stuff. I'll try to limit it a little but really I'm full steam ahead with lots of fun ideas for the Spring and the Easter holiday.
Carrots or Strawberries?
These are chocolate covered strawberries. Orange colored chocolate, that is.
I was really lucky that Stop and Shop still had the long strawberries leftover from Valentine's Day. It makes the illusion more real, don't you think, because they are longer?
I put the orange chocolate melts in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until they are melted. Since the melted candies were very thick I had to add a tablespoon (maybe a little less) of light olive oil to thin out the melts.Then I also put in a tablespoonful of paramount crystals (not an affiliate link - people who live in Connecticut cannot sell on Amazon). Anyway, the paramount crystals help to thin out the chocolate safely also. Water cannot be added to chocolate to thin it out... it becomes a big mess.
I speared the strawberry with a fork and then dipped it into the orange chocolate. I knocked the fork against the bowl a few times to get the excess chocolate off and then rested the handle of the fork in a cup and put them in the refrigerator. After they hardened I shook on some drizzled chocolate onto the carrots to make a ribbed effect. I bought some fresh parsley and took little sprigs of it and added a little sprig to each "carrot top" with a small dollop of melted chocolate to hold it in place. That's about it. Really simple. Really easy.
Won't these be pretty on the Easter table? And fun. I'm going to enjoy the "Oooo, what are these?"
Hope you enjoyed this and will PIN it for Easter.
Best wishes, everyone!
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