It's Day 13 of our #activelivingproject and as we all know Valentines Day is tomorrow. If you want a healthy alternative to all the delicious desserts and chocolate we have been seeing in stores for over a month, we have the perfect Valentines Day treat for you! Instead of chocolate covered strawberries, we are trying chocolate strawberry cups!
1 cup dark chocolate or carob chips
6-10 paper cupcake liners
1-2 cups fresh strawberries or your favorite fruit :) You can also fill them with a scoop of frozen yogurt or ice-cream
Non stick cooking spray
Melt chocolate or carob in a heat proof container, either in the microwave or melting it in a small pan slowly over another larger saucepan filled halfway with water, on low heat. It will melt quickly, so stir, stay there while it’s melting and be careful not to let it burn!
Lightly spray cupcake liners with organic spray before spooning melted chocolate inside. Carefully brush the chocolate mixture inside the liner with a spoon. The layer of chocolate should be thin, but thick enough to hold up, about 1/4″ or less. Take special care on the sides. Place on a plate in the refrigerator or freezer for 30 minutes and allow the chocolate to harden. If you see any thin spot, re-brush chocolate on the liners.
When ready, peel the paper liners to reveal a perfect chocolate cup. Fill with sliced strawberries, your favorite fruit, one scoop of yogurt or ice cream for a special treat :)
Let us know what you think. And remember ladies keep up the good work!