With Valentine’s Day just around the corner on February 14th, it’s time to start thinking about what delectable treat you can give that special someone. If you’re looking for something unique and delicious, consider giving a Valentines day chocolate dipped fruit gifts to your valentine. Or if you would rather make a Valentine’s Day Chocolate covered Strawberries, we have the perfect recipe for you.
These adorable bird shaped Valentines Chocolate Covered strawberries in the shapes of animals are so cute for a party, for your favorite valentine, or just to make with your kids in the kitchen. These bird shaped chocolate strawberries are almost too adorable to eat, but would be the hit of a dessert table and making them would entertain the kids for an afternoon. also check our other fun crafty and party recipe ideas.
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Valentines Day Chocolate Dipped Fruit Gifts
Valentine’s Day is all about expressing your love with gestures of kindness and thoughtfulness. Giving a gift like chocolate covered fruits could not only make your partner feel special, but it also shows that you put some thought into the present. You took the time to find something unique and delicious instead of opting for the same old stuffed bear or box of chocolates from a store.
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Ingredients to make Bird Shaped Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberries:
1 pound of Strawberries
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate (or for a healthier version use dark chocolate)
1/2 tbsp of coconut oil or canola oil
How to Make the Bird Shaped Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Everybody loves birds, they are majestic and beautiful, with their feathers helping them to stand out in nature like nothing else can. We have recreated the beautiful bird in the form of bird shaped Valentines chocolate covered strawberries, bird shaped candy and a sweet treat that is also fun to make. This treat is perfect for a memorable treat at Valentines day of valentines chocolate dipped strawberries.
-Clean and dry strawberries, do not remove stems.
-Melt chocolate in the microwave. Use the melt chocolate setting or melt in intervals of 30 seconds. You can also use a double broiler and melt the chocolate on the stove.
-Once melted, add canola oil or coconut oil and mix until well blended.
-Dip strawberries ¾ of the way at an angle into the chocolate mix making sure the tip is covered but leave an uncovered patch to form the bird’s belly.
-Once dipped, place the strawberries on parchment paper to decorate and let set.
-Place candy eyes immediately into chocolate, at the tip section of the strawberries.
Finally insert the candy heart’s tip into the strawberry right under the eyes to form the open beak. If you can’t find the yellow heart candies, you could also use other colors such as white.
Valentines Day Chocolate Dipped Fruit Gifts
There are several stores that offer delectable chocolate-dipped fruit gift basket options. They offer a wide variety of options and many different memorable gifts for your loved ones to enjoy. From fresh flower gifts to fresh fruits and chocolate berries, there is an option to please everyone on your gift giving list.
We have some the perfect gift ideas for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect Valentine’s Day delivery treat. This classic combination of sweet and tart is sure to please anyone! You can find these at grocery stores, bakeries, and even online at berries.com.
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These adorable bird shaped chocolate dipped strawberries in the shapes of animals are so cute for a party or just to make with your kids in the kitchen. These bird shaped strawberries are almost too adorable to eat, but would be the hit of a dessert table and making them would provide the kids with an afernooon of enterainment.
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/2 tbsp of canola oil or coconut oil
- 1 pound of Strawberries
- yellow candy hearts
- candy eyes
- -Clean and dry strawberries, do not remove stems.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave. Use the melt chocolate setting or melt in intervals of 30 seconds.
- Once melted, add canola oil and mix until well blended.
- Dip strawberries ¾ of the way at an angle into the chocolate mix making sure the tip is covered but leave an uncovered patch to form the bird's belly
- Once dipped, place the strawberries on parchment paper to decorate and let set.
- Place candy eyes immediately into chocolate, at the tip section of the strawberries.
- Finally insert the candy heart’s tip into the strawberry right under the eyes to form the open beak.
I have found that the best brand of melting chocolate is the Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers.. To avoid sweating or leaking, it's best to make chocolate covered strawberries the same day you plan to serve them. But you can keep the dipped strawberries at room temperature for as long as ten hours, without having an issue.. The strawberries will keep longer if you keep them in a cool, dry place, The eyes and yelow candy hearts can be found at any craft store or on Amazon.
This Valentine’s Day, show your special someone how much they mean to you with a thoughtful gift like handmade chocolate covered fruits! Not only do these treats taste amazing but they look beautiful too – making them ideal presents for any occasion. With careful selection of quality chocolates and creative combinations of fruits and flavors, there are endless possibilities when creating or buying these tasty gifts.
These little guys are so adorable, they are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. I mean, who doesn’t love a healthy chocolate dipped strawberry in the shape of a bird? This is the perfect gift – Bird Shaped Valentines Chocolate Dipped Strawberries! Another fun Chocolate covered Strawberry project is 4th of July Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.
Another fun Strawberry themed craft is How to Make Strawberries and Cream Bath Bombs. Also, if you and your kids want to learn more about the Life Cycle of a Strawberry, we have a free printable – 10 Stages in Life Cycle of the Strawberry.