January 25, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Bouquet



Valentines Day is nearly here and what a sweet way to celebrate with your loved one (or even yourself for that matter) with a beautiful fresh bouquet of vegan chocolate dipped strawberries. It doesn't just have to be for Valentines Day... this is also a sweet gift for Mothers Day, birthdays or just as a nice romantic gesture. I thought of this idea when I was in the grocery store and I saw how expensive it was to purchase a bunch of flowers. I wondered what I could make or buy instead of flowers. Then I thought of this ... it is such a cute way to express your friendship or love for someone else. It also shows that you have put  in a lot of effort! It is like your own edible bunch of chocolate flowers! Hehehe! Have a lovely Valentines Day everyone :)





   250g (15 to 20) fresh strawberries
   100g dark chocolate (70% or more cocoa content)
   skewers

  1. Wash the strawberries.
  2. Insert the skewers into the centre of the strawberry leaves, about halfway up the strawberry.
  3. Melt the dark chocolate until just melted making sure to not burn the chocolate. (If you are using a microwave, melt it in 20 to 3o second increments and keep stirring.)
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into a small and deep glass. (A narrow glass will allow more depth of chocolate and help with even dipping)
  5. Dip each skewered strawberry into the chocolate about half way up the strawberry.
  6. Transfer each dipped strawberry skewer upright into a vase or long glass to cool and harden.
  7. Repeat with each strawberry.
  8. Once all strawberries have been dipped into the chocolate, transfer them to the fridge making sure they are standing upright.
  9. Once cooled and the chocolate has hardened, wrap the bottom in paper or gift the bouquet in a vase. Enjoy!

  • Be careful when eating the strawberries and be sure to not hurt yourself with the skewer. You could trim the sharp bit of the skewer if desired.
  • Make sure that the strawberries do not touch when drying or they will stick together and mark. 
  • Write a cute little card or letter to go with the bouquet. 
  • Enjoy :)

32 comments:

  1. So cute! thank you so much for the idea :)!

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  2. Very cute, very sweet idea. I want to do it for my husband for Valentines Day! He would love this.

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    1. Oh you definitely should :) It is so easy too!

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  3. I love this idea! So cute & creative, and delicious too ;-)

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  4. This looks super cool! Lovely lovely bouquet

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  5. ADORABLE!! I also made Chocolate Covered Strawberries, but I LOVE this arrangement of them that you have here - this is so clever! I plan to link my readers over your way for an impressive presentation method (and next year I'll have to make them this way)

    BEAUTIFUL & Happy Valentines Day to you & yours :-)

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    1. Hi Rachel! Oh thanks so much :) Happy Valentines Day to you too! Have a lovely day <3

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  6. So cute! I love how simple and delicious this looks : )

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  7. A chocolate dipped strawberry bouquet, nevertheless! Waw, my friend! :)

    Super cool & super enchanting too! :)

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  8. This is such a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  9. guys come on be creative in your comments too..it is worth it.

    Madison, it so cute & creative! love it!!

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    1. Hello Ron! Hehe... are you meaning you want me to be more creative in my comments? haha. Thanks so much! It is such a cute little idea... It is great because it combines a box of chocolates and a bunch of roses all in one gift :)

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    2. Actually..I was just..referring..to the comments of the visitors and then ironically proceed and write something very similar to what they wrote but now as I have to explain my joke which apparently failed id better retreat and enjoy the strawberry roses from a distance.

      P.S: I would also attach a small note in that knot of strings, with something that starts with her first name (with no 'Dear' etc..) and not exceeding one line. I would also make sure the number of strawberry roses is odd.

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    3. Hehhehe oh you made me laugh!! I really do hope that you make these... such a nice present :)

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  10. Good luck to you too Miss. Looking forward to your next invention...silently.

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  11. This is a great idea! I recommend that if you do not want to use a vase but want the look of a flower arrangement, use a styrofoam cone. That way, you still get the same look, plus your strawberries stay in place. I did this last year and it looks elegant! I got my styrofoam from Michaels but you can find it at any crafts store.

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  12. A very innovative idea. I am surprised with the thought of placing the chocolates at the paper bag. Most of us place the chocolates in a basket.thanks for the update.Loved it.

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