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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees

Today December 16th is Chocolate anything day. So I thought I would do a quick search to find a fun Christmas inspired recipe that of course had something Chocolate inspired. Do your own search you will find many awesome recipes. These little Christmas trees were among my favorite. The cookies are like the ones that my grandmother would buy for us and we always loved them. Then the little Christmas trees are surprisingly enough strawberries. You can find a great how to recipe here at the blog I graciously borrowed the recipe from.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees
Serves: 24
12 ounces dark green candy melts (found at, Hobby Lobby or Michael's)
1 pound of strawberries, stems removed
24 Oreo cookies
White Icing
Candy Stars
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons heavy cream
Add water by the teaspoon and whisk until the desired consistency is reached. You want it to be thick like toothpaste.
Set a heat proof bowl over a small pot of simmering water on the stovetop (double boiler). Slowly melt the candy melts in the bowl, stirring occasionally. Do not allow moisture to come in contact with the candy.
Spoon or pipe a small amount of icing onto the top of each Oreo. This will adhere the strawberry to the cookie base.
Once candy melts are fully melted, turn the heat to low while you dip the strawberries using a toothpick inserted into the cut end.
Shake off excess candy coating gently. Using a second toothpick inserted into the pointed end of the dipped strawberry, carefully place the strawberry on top of the icing on the Oreo.
Decorate with sprinkles and a candy star while the candy coating is still wet. It will usually dry in about 10 minutes.

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