Feb 012015

Happy Superbowl Sunday! Sure, there’s going to be a game on later, but we all know it’s all about that food (bout that food, no football). If you’re looking for an impressive but easy treat for your Superbowl party, here it is!
These are so adorable and even though they are totally pinterest worthy and seem advanced, they’re actually super easy to make. Melt chocolate…dip berries…decorate with little white chocolate lines. Done. Here is where I would normally insert lots of football puns, like “these will be a touchdown” or “you won’t fumble your superbowl menu if you make these”, or “these will be the perfect thing to kick-off your party”…but I won’t do that.
Nutrition highlights: When it comes to desserts, this is a great option that will satisfy your sweet tooth without an impending sugar coma. First of all, strawberries are an amazingly healthy berry, packed with vitamin C, fiber, and other vitamins and minerals. Their bright color is a result of tons of phytonutrients (long words like anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavonols, terpenoids, and phenolic acids) which give them anti-inflammatory properties. I used dark chocolate as the coating for these, which also boasts anti-oxidant properties and may help promote heart and brain health. So while you’re watching (or not watching) the super bowl, enjoy one or two of these guilt free.
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Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs
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What’s in it:
- 8 oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped (or chips)
- 2 oz white chocolate, roughly chopped (or chips)
- about 20 strawberries, washed and dried VERY well
How to make it:
1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler (Fill a saucepan about 1/3 way with water, ten place a glass or metal bowl with the dark chocolate on top. Heat over low heat and stir the chocolate constantly until it is melted. The water in the bottom of the double boiler should not come to boiling while the chocolate is melting.) Alternately, you can microwave in 30 second increments but I have better luck with the double boiler method.
2. Once chocolate is melted, dip strawberries, turning them so all sides are covered. Let excess chocolate drip off and lay on a parchment covered baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
3. Melt the white chocolate (this one I did in the microwave since I needed a lot less). Transfer the melted white chocolate to a ziplock bag and cut off a tiny corner of the bag. Pipe the white chocolate to mimic the lines on a football.
4. Refrigerate at least another hour until the chocolate has fully hardened and enjoy!
Happy excuse to eat a lot of delicious food day…I mean super bowl!

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