200g dark chocolate
20 Viva strawberries
100g white chocolate buttons
Range of food colouring
Small cake decorations such as silver balls or hundreds and thousands
A great recipe to make with the kids, and it might even help them get their five-a-day during the most chocolate-heavy time of year. Viva strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven – both a delicious treat and a healthier alternative to a bar of chocolate.
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Start by melting the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Make sure the base of the bowl does not touch the water. Break the chocolate into small pieces and allow to melt slowly without stirring. While this is happening, lay a piece of parchment paper down.
Once the chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat, and allow to cool for five minutes. Holding the Viva strawberry by the leaves dip it completely into the chocolate, right up to top, so just the green is left. Hold the strawberry up and allow the excess to drip off.
Carefully lay the Viva strawberry down onto the parchment paper and allow to cool completely. Repeat until you have covered all the strawberries.
Melt the white chocolate in the same way as you melted the dark. Once melted divide the chocolate into separate bowls and colour it with your chosen food colouring.
Pour the melted white chocolate into disposable piping bags. Snip a tiny hole in the end of the piping bag, and drizzle the chocolate over the Viva strawberries. You could do lines, dots or zigzags and alternate colours and designs. If you don’t have a piping bag, use a teaspoon to drizzle the chocolate over the Viva strawberries.
Attach decorations while the white chocolate is still melted and tacky. Use any remaining white chocolate to coat some extra Viva strawberries. Allow to set completely, and enjoy the same day.
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