Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fresh Picked Strawberry Carrots

How cute are these! I saw the strawberry carrots on Pinterest but thought I'd make them "just picked" with a little dirt still on them. Ok truthfully, any excuse for adding semi-sweet chocolate...
I've had this ceramic bunny for over 14 years, he's never looked so yummy!
They just make me smile:@)
Candy Covered Strawberries
  1. Fresh strawberries, rinsed and dried well.
  2. Dip in either orange or white candy melts with a little orange food coloring gel. Or you could use white chocolate with a little orange food coloring gel. Melt candy in microwave or double boiler.
  3. Dip the berries.
  4. Set on wax paper/parchment/silicone liner and add "texture" with an icing bag or sandwich bag with tiny tip cut off. Let dry.
  5. Partially dip in melted chocolate.
  6. Set on wax paper/parchment/silicone liner to dry.
  7. Store air tight in fridge.
I did try this with chocolate jimmies, but thought the melted chocolate looked better.
Notes:
  • This is the first time I've used candy melts, they firmed up very quickly after being dipped, much faster than chocolate. 
  • I used Wilton Icing Coloring Gel for the orange color.
  • You might want to go slower and make straight lines across the berries, I just added a quick squiggle. 
  • I was surprised at the flavor of the candy melts, they are pretty good. But if this was my contribution to Easter dinner, I'd use a good white chocolate like Ghirardelli. 
Have a happy day!

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35 comments:

  1. They are just adorable, Lynn!
    Beth

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  2. How creative! I bet my kids would just eat these up..har har! What a great idea though!

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  3. Everything is better with chocolate on it--well, almost everything.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Oh my, they looks gorgeous. Like tiny cupcakes. Thats the sweetest idea with strawberries I ever saw.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  5. These are so cute! I just learned recently that you have to buy special coloring for the candy melts! I never realized this before. I agree, these would be cute for Easter dinner. Joni

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  6. I pinned your first picture. What a great idea. Lori

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  7. They look delicious. What makes these strawberries even more festive is the adorable bunny. I was wondering if you can tint white chocolate? Ghirardelli is a brand I use also, but have never used food coloring in it.

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  8. Thanks. They look delish! AND I have no chocolate in the house!!! HElp.
    Blessings, Barb

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  9. This is a really cute idea, Lynn. They really do look like a carrots at frirst glance, and I like the dark chocolate ends. Your bunny is adorable- Pottery Barn has a similar bunny candy dish out this season that is all white..I am soooo tempted to buy one!

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  10. Oh my gosh I have always seen them in chocolate colors - those look so much better - yum! sandie

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  11. These are so cute and I bet they taste amazing! Love this idea! Hugs, Linda

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  12. Oh the leaves make them just perfect. Either that or the rabbit. Glad to see that you are at least a little fond of rabbits : )

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  13. Yum! I love strawberries, especially when they are dipped in chocolate..Chtistine

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  14. I have been desperately trying to get your receipe for dried apricot jam and it continues to say "page not found"....please help thanks....cleo

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  15. These are S W E E T Lynn. They look yummy and are healthier than many Easter treats. The bunny can hope by and leave a beautiful big basket of these for me. Thanks!

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  16. Those are cute. I have a weird aversion to having chocolate and fruit mixed together. I love chocolate, I love fruit, but I can't have them both in one bite. Weird huh?

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  17. These are adorable, what a fun little treat for Easter! I like both of your versions - I think the chocolate would taste better but the little jimmies look more like dirt! Cute, Cute, Cute!

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  18. How cute are these! OK, I have to ask, did the piggies get to share?

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  19. THese are the most lovely treats! that first picture is priceless!
    Mary x

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  20. These are adorable! I love how you displayed them in your ceramic bunny :)

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  21. Just adorable, Lynn...so cute and you are so good at this kind of thing.
    yummy
    xo bj

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  22. Oh my gosh Lynn... these are adorable! Very clever. So good to visit you my dear friend!
    Yvonne

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  23. Aren't those neat? They look so good. I'm hosting a new blog party for Mondays ... Help me spread the word?? For details, visit
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  24. They (almost) look as good as the chocolate ones! ;-) But i do have to admit that bunny makes the difference!

    Hugs from Indiana
    Leontien

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  25. That bunny is adorable! Very cute strawberries. I never used the melts on fruit, just for lollipops for the kids. i agree, I would use white chocolate.

    Your pig electronics are hysterical!

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  26. These not only look YUMMY but are so dang cute also..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  27. Oh my, Lynn, these are just the cutest!
    CAS

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  28. These are so cute! Great idea for Easter!
    xxoo

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  29. Hi Lynn, adding the "dirt" was a fabulous idea! Fruit is always better with chocolate! Linda

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  30. Those are too cute for words!! I've used the candy melts on strawberries & I think they work great, too. I do agree that the Ghiradelli would be better, but most people wouldn't notice...they'd be gobbling them up too fast!!

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  31. Just realized that I had missed these. That is so cute!

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  32. Oh that's hilarious. I would not have known that those were strawberries. Ever. lol. Thanks for sharing at our party.

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  33. Lynn, this is a great idea and absolutely precious!! I must make a plate of these for Easter. You are the best!! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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