By Parrot Head Mama on February 22, 2006
Photo by Kathy at Food.com
Photo by Kathy at Food.com
"A neat idea for gift giving or for those special occasions where you want to "dress up" plain old chocolate covered strawberries. Very easy and relatively inexpensive, especially compared to the store-bought ones. **yield stated below depends on how many of the strawberries are good enough to use, per carton**"
Serving Size: 1 (2238 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"So cute! I cut out this recipe from a magazine years ago, but never made it. When I saw it on Zaar a few months ago, I promised myself I would make this recipe for Valentine's Day. I added some canola oil to the chocolate so it would melt nicely for dipping. I also injected a little Grand Marnier into the strawberries. Piping the bow ties and buttons is a bit tricky and the chocolate needs to be a little cooler for that task -- something I figured out after my piping was done. Thanks for posting this recipe!"
"So easy, cute and perfect for a pre-V'day party. They were a huge hit. And since it is Strawberry season here in FL, the strawberries, were big fat sweet and juicy. Couldn't of been better.
"These are SO cute and much easier to make than anticipated! I plan on making these for my sister's bridal shower and thought I would give it a practice run just in case they didn't turn out so great...well my husband saw them in the fridge & thought I bought them! I saw a picture of these same "groom" strawberries with similar "bride" ones...for the brides use all white chocolate and after step4 drizzle white chocolate over the bottom to make the dress and then make 5 dots at the top for the necklace. Very cute! THANKS for a great recipe!"
"These were excellent! This was the first time I have attempted tuxedo strawberries and they turned out pretty good. My microwave was not working, so I melted my chocolate in a bowl on the stove on top of a pot of boiling water and this was a good way to melt the chocolate without burning it. Such a wonderful romantic Valentines treat!"
"So cute! We did the "tuxedo" version, and a plain white chocolate batch for my brothers wedding. The "bride and groom" stawberrries were a hit. Great idea! THANKS!"
"Mine turned out pretty cute. I made them for my sorority's formal, and everyone raved about them. I left them in the fridge longer (because I had to quit for the night and finish in the morning), so if you have to do the same, I'd suggest keeping paper towels nearby to wipe off the condensation, otherwise the chocolate will not stick evenly. Of course, if you do them as the instructions say (all in one sitting), you won't have that problem."
"We served these as part of my Daughter's 10th birthday party formal tea party. They were a bit time consuming but so worth the extra effort. Everyone loved them!"
"I made these for the first time for my parents 34th wedding anniversary and they were an immense hit. They were so simple to make and the decorating part is a great way to involve the kids. A top recipe."
"Well the first few that I made looked more like the strawberry was wearing sunglasses. After a bit of practice, they started looking better, but not as good as the photo. It does take a bit of practice to get the hang of it. I found that making a 'V' for the outer edges of the bow tie and then filling it in worked best. I did have a lot of fun making these though. My daughter said they taste wonderful. Thanks for the recipe."