Secretly, this post is a test to see if my husband actually reads our blog like he says he does. Anyone care to take a bet on whether he reads it or not?
I was looking for something fun for Valentine’s Day this year. Because let’s face it, once you have kids, it’s no longer just about you and your sweetie. My daughter loves chocolate and strawberries, so I thought it was the perfect kitchen activity for us. But, as I was making them I kept thinking how fun it would be to make these with my hubby. I mean I had chocolate ALL over. It would have been fun to have someone there to help me lick it off. (Ha, sorry trying to get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, and after 7 years of marriage you have to take what you can get.)
These strawberries are a little-effort-but-big-reward kind of recipe. You don’t really cook anything and the hardest part is trying not to eat them all before you can give them to your Valentine. I decided to use toasted coconut, slivered almonds, and sea salt as my toppings, but I will tell you the plain old chocolate was my favorite. Although, the toasted coconut was a very close second. I served these with a bottle of sparkling apple cider from a local hard cidery, Bold Rock. I plunked a yummy strawberry down in the champagne flute and poured the bubbly cider over it. It was an amazing combination. Obviously the cider was a grown up only addition to the sweet treat, so we indulged once the munchkin was in bed.
Local Ingredient: Sparkling Hard Cider from a Local Cidery