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Spoil Your Mom With Chocolate Covered Strawberries: A How-To Video!

Moms are what make us who we are...quite literally! Mothers comfort us when we are down and teach us many of the life lessons we must know. It’s times like these that I wish my mom lived closer so I could show her how much I appreciate her in person. Really you guys, my mom ROCKS! Thank God for UPS!

Most people will be giving their mums flowers, cards, pre-made candy, or all three this weekend. Let me tell you...there is nothing like pampering your mother with chocolate covered strawberries. They without a doubt deserve it and will love it too! Buying a few of these delectable morsels from a chocolatier can be a very costly candy purchase with each strawberry costing $4 or more! In times of recession I bet mom would rather you keep a little money in your pocket by making your own....the thing is, she doesn’t have to know that they aren’t from a chocolatier. In this week’s video I’ll be showing you how little details can make regular, homemade chocolate covered strawberries into gourmet chocolatier strawberries! Let’s begin this video journey!

Note: Please excuse my funny accent and squeaky voice. Believe it or not, I was a bit nervous. Silly but true!

I used two 8 ounce squeeze bottles by Traex to create the drizzles and designs on the strawberries. These cost less than a dollar each and are FANTASTIC to use with anything from chocolate to oils and vinegars. I would also like to suggest using a double boiler like this great 2 quart double boiler by Vollrath! Using a double boiler helps make heating your chocolate to the proper temperature a lot easier. Anything that can account for less burnt chocolate in this world makes me a pretty happy girl!

Once again I’d like to thank all of our awesome Mammas out there who work so hard to raise us right!
- Heather ;)
Photo courtesy of Luigi Diamanti