Whether you’re the host or the guest for any gathering this football weekend, why not make these chocolate covered strawberry footballs? Regardless of which team you’re rooting for, these strawberry footballs will be a sure winner at any tailgate or party. All you need are some fresh Florida strawberries and chocolate!
1 pound Florida strawberries (preferably with stems)
2 cups dark or milk chocolate wafers or melting discs
1/4 cup white chocolate wafers or melting discs
Wash, drain and pat strawberries with paper towels. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. In a crockpot or double boiler melt dark chocolate wafers stirring often. In another crockpot or double boiler, melt white chocolate wafers and stir. Hold strawberries at stem (or insert wooden toothpick or skewer in each berry) and dip in dark chocolate to cover two-thirds of the berry. Allow excess chocolate to drain off. Place berries on the baking sheet to cool. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes until chocolate is set.
Remove baking sheet from refrigerator. Spoon the melted white chocolate into a small plastic food storage bag. Squeeze the chocolate to one corner of the bag while twisting the top to keep the chocolate in the corner. Carefully poke a small hole in the corner of the bag with a toothpick. This will be your piping bag. Carefully squeeze and pipe the white chocolate to draw the seams of a football. Remove toothpicks or skewers before serving. Makes 18-24 berries (depending on size).
Microwave Method: Place chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe container. Heat on medium power for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue heating in additional 30-second intervals, stirring often. repeat process until chocolate wafers are completely melted and smooth. Dip berries as described above. Chill in a refrigerator for 15 minutes or until firm.