Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

With Super Bowl weekend nearly upon us, I thought I’d use this week to share a few game time menu ideas for your upcoming festivities.  This was an idea I discovered online last year about this time and knew I HAD to try it for myself.  Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs!  They were just too adorable to pass up, and the bonus is that they’re easy to make and absolutely delicious!  They would make the perfect addition to any game time menu.  Not only are they football themed, but they also provide a healthier option to snack on during the big game.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs
**Here’s what you’ll need on your grocery list**
  • 20-24 Strawberries (the larger they are, the better)
  • Baker’s Dipping Chocolate – 7oz (this makes it so easy because it’s already in the dipping container and makes melting the chocolate, dipping, and cleanup a piece of cake)
  • Wilton White Sparkle Gel (I like this because it’s already in a tube for you, however, it doesn’t harden like white chocolate would so you have to be a little more delicate with the strawberries after you’ve made them.  You could also use Baker’s White Chocolate, melt it, and put it in a piping bag.  This was a little more work than I wanted to do but would harden up better so you wouldn’t have to worry so much about the piping getting smudged.)
1. Lay wax paper on a cookie sheet to place dipped strawberries on.  Melt Baker’s Dipping Chocolate by following directions on side of container.  Hold strawberries by stem and dip into chocolate.  When placing them on the wax paper it works best to set the strawberry down, and push forward a little so the excess chocolate pools underneath and behind the strawberry rather than at the tip and in front of it, which would take away the look of a football.
2. Place strawberries in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to let chocolate harden.  Pull out and pipe football lines on each strawberry.  It works best to do the top and bottom lines that run horizontal first, then do the vertical line (seam of the football) in the middle and then finish by doing as many hash lines across the vertical line as you can.  I did 3, but if you are able to find larger strawberries you may be able to fit as many as 5 or 6 lines.
3. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.  It’s best to serve within 24 hours of making them because strawberries tend to shrink as they age.
Give these adorable, little creations a try.  You and your strawberries will be the talk and the hit of the party!
Be safe and have fun this weekend and may your favorite team win!!!!!

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