I don’t know if I have made it apparent on this blog yet or not, but I am not a fan of chocolate. GASP! THE HORROR! I know, I know. I’ve heard it all when it comes to the fact I just can’t stand the flavor. How could anyone hate chocolate? Are you sure you’re a woman? These are things you should probably not say to someone who isn’t a fan of something you like, but I don’t blame anyone. We all think that something we love is the best thing in the whole world. For me, I love white chocolate. I had some Godiva white chocolate over Christmas that was just plain to die for let me tell you, but I don’t hold it against anyone who would love the other Godiva flavors. We each have our own tastes, right? Anyway I digress, we are here to talk about white chocolate covered strawberries. I was in heaven when I concocted this idea in my head.
I started Weight Watchers recently, and I’m not a fan of fruit on it’s own so I knew I had to come up with some awesome way to make it tasty and still not that many points. It was to my great delight that I found white chocolate chips and 30 of them were only 2points. The strawberries were 0points so I was right on the money to having something delightful. I could have squealed around the kitchen, and okay I might have done it! Don’t go judging me and the way the smallest things make me squeal.
My only advice when you make them at home is to not be a goober like me and use the smallest bowl you have in a pot that isn’t the tiniest pot you own. What is pictured above will happen, and you’ll be wearing an oven mitt to hold the glass up a bit while using a spatula in the other hand to stir around the chocolate. Also, you have to worry a little bit more about scalding. Lucky for me, I was quick and no white chocolate was harmed in this experiment.
I’ll admit though that dipping was a little dicey. At first, I tried a strawberry that was too wet and then the white chocolate was kind of thick so I had to roll it around and hope that they came out looking decent. I’m not going to show you all of them, but let me tell you that some of them came out looking like they almost lost a fight with a bowl of white chocolate. You know what though, they still tasted delicious.
The hardest part was watching them go in the fridge to set up. I wanted to eat them all right then and not later, but I somehow managed to have the patience to wait it out. You can ask Love, and he’ll tell you that this might be a miracle. Patience is not always my strong suit. I just had to remind myself that the reward at the end was going to be divine. It was so worth it!
WHITE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
- 1/4 bag white chocolate chips
- 8 strawberries
- 1. Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler.
- 2. Wash and pat dry strawberries.
- 3. Dip strawberries into warm white chocolate until coated thoroughly.
- 4. Set onto silicon mat on cookie sheet and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.