It's here... The day of celebrating love,Valentine's Day. I couldn't be more excited. A night at home with the family, I picked up some delicious steaks, potatoes, salad and I was stumped on what to make for a dessert. So I started looking online to get ideas.

I noticed chocolate covered strawberries but for 12 chocolate covered strawberries from Shari's Berries ranged from 40-70 dollars. I jaw just about hit the ground. They looked delicious but couldn't pay that much for chocolate covered strawberries. That's just crazy. So, I looked for recipes and found this one on allrecipes.com.

What You Will Need:

  • 16 ounces milk chocolate chips or white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves

Directions

  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
  2. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
  3. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.

"This is the simplest version of chocolate covered strawberries I know. Paraffin was originally used instead of shortening. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert by the toothpicks into a piece of styrofoam for easy cooling, or simply place them on a sheet of wax paper. White chocolate may be drizzled over the milk chocolate for a fancier look. They are perfect for weddings when decorated with frosting bow ties, bells, butterflies, roses, etc." - Kitten, via allrecipes.com

The recipe is quite simple, might even be fun to do with my son, Wyatt (4) and daughter, Harper (8). They sound so yummy. We picked up strawberries at Coborn's yesterday in Sartell, They were bright red and beautiful and some chocolate chips. Can't wait to get these made tonight.