We were invited to a Superbowl party. “Bring an appetizer” we were told. But making cute appetizers is so not my thing. A quick search using the words “super bowl food” on Pinterest yielded Chocolate Covered Football Strawberries. I quickly fell in love with that idea. I keep almond bark on hand (see Patriotic Strawberries, Candy Cane Heart Lollipops, and Marshmallow Lollipops and you will see why). A quick trip to Kroger and $5 worth of strawberries later and I was ready to get started.
Lessons Learned when making Chocolate Covered Football Strawberries:
1) It was much easier to use a double boiler method to coat the strawberries in chocolate than it was to melt the chocolate in the microwave. Having the chocolate be consistently warm was very nice. To create a double boiler all you need is to boil water in a large pan and to put a saucepan in the boiling water. Put the almond bark/chocolate into the saucepan and stir until it melts. Easy peasy! Remember to stir occasionally while you are covering your strawberries.
2) The second lesson I learned when making chocolate covered football strawberries was to use Wilton Cake Decorating tips. I used a tip coupler with a fine point tip (in a Ziplock bag) and my second batch of strawberries turned out a lot better than the first! The skinnier lines really do make a big difference. You can see Round 1 versus Round 2 in the photos below.
These are ready for the big game. I do feel a little guilty that we aren’t bringing an appetizer, but maybe it’s better that way. My kitchen skills aren’t all that great!
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