Pintrest is completely to blame for this post. When I saw strawberries covered in chocolate to look like tiny fat carrots, my inner voice said YES!
So everyone leaves cookies out for Santa, I figure the Easter bunny must also need some sustenance whilst doing his rounds.
I have never eaten quite so many berries as I do in California. They not only look amazing, they smell and taste delicious too.
Make sure you wash and dry your strawberries really well. They have to be very dry, you don’t want water mixing with your chocolate.
It seems I forgot to take photos of the actual process. Needless to say, I melted some Ghirardelli white chocolate chips in the microwave, then mixed in some orange food colouring. Not difficult at all!
I had to use a lot more food colouring than I expected to get a good carroty orange. Adding lots of dye makes the chocolate stiffen up and become thick and lumpy, so I also added a teaspoon of melted coconut oil to thin out the chocolate. Copha or shortening would be better choices, but I didn’t have either of them handy.
I’m not sure if it was the food colouring or the coconut oil that gave the chocolate the grainy texture. Smooth and shiny would have been preferable, but hey, what can you do. I don’t think our Easter Bunny is the complaining type.
I dragged a toothpick through the chocolate after I’d dipped each strawberry to create the horizontal lines so that they would look more like carrots.
And there we have it, the nicest carrots you will ever eat!