Are you ready for Valentines? A Hallmark Holiday that brings sweets like candy and chocolate into our homes and classrooms. Want something fresh to serve this Valentines? Start with the colors of fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, pears, or any fruit – and just add chocolate.
Lots of people think of chocolate dipped strawberries this time of year. A lighter choice is to DRIZZLE versus DIP fruit in chocolate.
Or even sprinkle with chocolate chips and enjoy with a spoon.
DRIZZLE as best you can. Let the kids help cut, assemble and then drizzle melted chocolate. We find that using a fork dipped in melted chocolate and drizzled on top of fruit works best, allowing for ‘lines’ of chocolate rather than globs. The fruit cups pictured below were drizzled by kids…
A very tasty & sweet treat!
Now, do you have any left over strawberries and melted chocolate? Make some Valentine Crackers!
Cut a strawberry into a heart and slice off one side to leave you with a flat side. Dip that side into the melted chocolate and place on a graham cracker square. Let it cool. Makes a perfect Valentine to pack, once the chocolate hardens![yumprint-recipe id=’72’]