Friday, September 23, 2011

Double Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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Rich, decedent, sweet, and better than chocolate covered strawberries are just a few words that have been used to describe this amazing dessert.  I know what you're thinking, "How can they be better than chocolate covered strawberries?  Those are chocolate covered strawberries."  These treats have a special surprise hidden inside: fudge brownies.  These stuffed and dipped strawberries take some time to make, but they are well worth the effort.


  • 2 cartons of strawberries (make sure that there are some pretty good sized ones in the carton)
  • 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 box of fudge brownie mix

Make the brownies according to the directions on the box.

Allow the brownies to cool.

Once cool, use a fork to crumble the brownies.

I crumbled all of the brownies except for the outer edge that was a little bit crispy.

After crumbling the brownies, I transferred the crumbles to a bowl.


Wash the strawberries.

Use a paring knife to cut the tip off of each strawberry.

Use your pinky to hollow out each strawberry.

Carefully stuff the brownie crumbles into each hollowed out strawberry.

Use some of the brownie crumbles and mold them into a tip for each strawberry.

Place the stuffed strawberries on a plate, and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

While the strawberries are chilling out in the fridge, create a double boiler using a heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water.

Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl, and stir occasionally until they melt.

Line a plate (or cookie sheet) with wax paper.

Remove the chilled strawberries from the fridge.  Dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate by dipping one side in, and then rotating to coat each side until the entire strawberry is covered.

Place the chocolate covered strawberry onto the wax paper.

When all the strawberries are dipped, put them into the refrigerator, and chill for at least an hour or until the chocolate has completely hardened.

Serve these delectable bites chilled.

Perfect for that special get together, or date night!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Choceur Chocolate Crisp Bars: Quality Made German Chocolate Part 2

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Germany we have a problem because I'm going eat all your awesome chocolate. I just can't break myself away from quality chocolate made in Germany. This time I've gone too far and bought more of it because it's always guaranteed to satisfy a chocolate craving like no other. Choceur Fine Chocolate Crisp Bars are no exception.

What I experienced in this particular chocolate crisp bar was delicious crispy milk chocolate rounded out by smooth hazelnut creme. The crisp part was brought to me courtesy of Kit Kat like wafer. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm biased towards wafer chocolate because I've been known to consume massive amounts of Kit Kats. Kit Kats just so happens to be one of my favorite candy bars next to Snickers but this opinion of mine is probably shared by many others.

I bet you can't eat just three.
Ok, I'm sure you're going to seek these out now so I gotta tell you what you're getting yourself into. I was amazed when I opened the box and found not 1 not 5 not 7 but 10 modest sized bars waiting for my sweet tooth. You just can't beat that value for German made chocolate especially coming in at a little bit over a $1.50. That's of course if you're lucky enough to have a Aldi store nearby. Hopefully you do because if your into saving money on groceries like me then Aldi is the place. What is Aldi? Aldi is a German grocery store and they've opened a ton of stores in the last 2 years so you might be in luck.

Last but not least, how do I rank these fine chocolate wafers? They definitely deserve a 8 out 10 which equals these are more than addiction, they're a permanent part of your sweet tooth.