Monday, February 22, 2010

Chocolate Covered Treats

The problem is, strawberries aren't in season yet. The solution? Pretend they are and enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Treats

1 quart strawberries
1 cup mini marshmallows OR 1 cup large marshmallows and 4 skewers or more toothpicks
3 1/2-inch slices pound cake
1 package bittersweet chocolate chips

Wash berries, keeping green ends on. Lay out to dry.

In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips, stirring frequently.

If using large marshmallows, evenly divide into 4 and put onto skewers or toothpicks.

Cut cake slices into 3/4 - 1" strips.

Cover a cookie sheet with a large sheet of waxed paper.

Once chocolate is melted, turn it off but leave over the water and  dip strawberries into chocolate to just below the green end. Place on cookie sheet, leaving small space between each.

Dip cake strips in halfway.

Dip skewers or toothpicks of marshmallows in or, if using mini marshmallows, put all minis into remaining chocolate, stir quickly to cover, and pour/scrape whole mass onto cookie sheet, spreading out as much as possible. 

Let all cool, keeping at room temperature, until chocolate has hardened, ~ 1 hour. If there are any leftovers, which is unlikely, refrigerate covered.

2 comments:

maamypatom said...

To fit in more with "cooking the seasons", next year you need to dry apple rings or pear slices, or apricots when they are in season! They work really well for dipping in chocolate!

I have a specialized food dehydrator now, but for years I dried fruit on screens outside, or in the oven at the lowest possible setting with the door open. This year someone told me she dries fruit on the dashboard of her car!

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