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Recipe: Chocolate strawberry footballs

Posted January 29, 2015

Whether you’re planning to entertain lots of football fans or watching the Super Bowl with your family, eating is always an important part of game day.  Satisfy everyone from lil’ ones to grown ups with this fun and super simple recipe.  Patriots and Seahawks fans alike will be able to agree that these are decadently delicious!  Enjoy!

Chocolate Strawberry Footballs

1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips or chocolate candy coating
12-14 large strawberries
1/4 cup white chocolate chips or white almond bark
You will also need:
2 coffee mugs
piping bag (a plastic Ziplock bag will work too)
Wilton #2 tip 
Wax paper
In a microwave safe glass dish, add chocolate chips or chocolate candy coating. If the bowl you use is too wide then the melted chocolate is too shallow and it’s hard to get the strawberries dipped. Using a fork, grab the strawberry by the leaves (make sure strawberries are completely dry or the chocolate won’t stick).  Dip in the chocolate and swirl around carefully until coated. Hold above the glass dish for a few seconds to allow the excess to drip off.  Place on a sheet of wax paper to dry. Push forward slightly to avoid a pool of dried chocolate forming in the front of your berry. Allow to dry for about 15 minutes. 

In a separate glass dish, add the white chocolate or almond bark. Microwave on high for 20 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted. Pour the white chocolate into your piping bag. Pipe on a stripe at the top and one at the bottom of your strawberries. Then pipe a line down the middle of the berry. Then pipe 5 or 6 lines across the middle line. 

-Let the white chocolate cool a bit, but not harden, before piping. If it’s too hot, it’ll be really runny. 
-When piping the lines, double back a bit to avoid the “strings” of white chocolate from dripping down the sides. 
-Serve chilled
-Don’t make more that 24 hours in advance, strawberries tend to shrink a bit as they age. 

Susan is the mom of two and owner of Flour Power Cooking Studio with locations in Raleigh and Charlotte. Go Ask Mom features recipes every Friday. For more, check's recipe database.

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  • mewubbau Jan 30, 2015

    These are so cute--going to give them a try!! I have some leftover chocolate candy coating from the holidays perfect for this recipe!