For a easy way to have a romantic evening, learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries. They aren't difficult to make. Eating some of them can be relaxing. Curl up together and feed each other some of the chocolate covered strawberries you made while you both watch a movie. Pick a movie that is romantic and watch where the night might go.
To make chocolate covered strawberries, you need:
- fresh strawberries with the tops still attached and rinsed off
- regular or white melting chocolate
- microwave safe bowl
- wax paper
- Go to the store. Look in the produce section for the fresh strawberries. The melting chocolate, sometimes called almond bark, is normally on the aisle with the sugar and spices. If it isn't there, try the aisle holding the cake mixes and frostings.
- Get out the bowl. Make sure it is a microwave safe one. Plastic bowls can melt, and metal ones can fry your microwave. Other bowls, like normal glass ones, can crack or even shatter.
- Lay out the wax paper. Put it on the table beside where you will be working with the chocolate and berries.
- Melt the chocolate. The chocolate is made to be able to break it off in blocks. Put five or six blocks in the bowl. Put the bowl in the microwave and run it twice for one minute each. Stir the chocolate after each run. Then run it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Continue to stir after each run. Keep running it in the 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted all the way through and drips in steady streams off of the spoon.
- Dip the strawberries. Hold a strawberry by the green top. Dip it into the melted chocolate about two thirds of the way up the berry. Hold it in there for five to ten seconds.
- Gently bring the strawberry out of the chocolate. Twist it around in a circle. This lets the excess chocolate drip off. At the end of the twist, raise it up so the bottom of the berry is pointing up. That cuts off the chocolate dripping off of the berry.
- Let the chocolate set. Lay the chocolate covered strawberry on the wax paper. The chocolate will harden back up enough so it won't drip or stick together. This makes it easier to store. Leave it on the wax paper until completely set.
- Repeat. Go back through steps five to seven until you have all of the chocolate covered strawberries you want. Then let them all set up like the first one you did. This should take about 30 minutes to an hour.
- Store. Once the chocolate has set on all the berries, place in a container. Cover it with a lid if you have it. If you don't have a lid, cover it with aluminum foil. Make sure the container is large enough so the foil won't touch any of your chocolate covered strawberries.
- Enjoy your night. Eat a nice dinner with your loved one. Pop in a movie. Get out your chocolate covered strawberries. Each of you hold a berry by the top. Take a bite of the one you aren't holding. Take turns holding a berry for each other while you sit back and enjoy the movie.
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