Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by Kristen Swain1
Adorable Chocolate Covered Strawberry Penguins
I love to make cute food.
There is something about presenting something darling to your kids that just delights me.
I loved the oohs and ahhs I got from the kids for these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Penguins. Even my hubby said these were cute. But, they’re not too cute.
Because they gobbled them up!
I can see big kudos being given if you bring these to a group.
Kids, adults – everyone would love them!
You are going to need -
Fresh Strawberries – washed, dried, and green stem removed.
Dark and White chocolate (about a cup of each)
Orange M&M’s, mini chocolate chips.
You will also need a pastry bag, with a round tip, and parchment paper.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
You need to melt your chocolate. I used about a cup of chocolate for about a dozen strawberries.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, beginning at 30 seconds and stirring once you see the chocolate getting soft. Do not overheat as it will make any chocolate seize (which is just baker speak for turn into a useless lump of chocolate). Just make sure to stir a lot between heating times, and you will have perfectly melted chocolate.
I put my strawberries out on my paper, then picked each one up, and dropped them in my melted chocolate.
I use two forks to swirl the strawberry around in the chocolate and then take it out and place it on the parchment to cool. Make sure you place the fat end of the strawberry down, so it’s sitting on it’s top.
Melt your white chocolate and put it into the pastry bag. You can easily find Wilton pastry bags in many stores. Here is a link to see what I am speaking of.
Here is a link to see what the round tip looks like.
You need to make sure the white chocolate isn’t too hot, just let it set for about 2 minutes after filling the bag.
Then, pipe a large round spot of chocolate and a smaller round of chocolate onto the strawberry to make the face and belly of the penguin.
Add three orange M&M’s for the beak and feet. Add two mini chocolate chips, with the flat part facing out, to make his eyes.
Each penguin came out totally different and unique.
This would make a great older kids craft too!
I displayed mine on a coating of confectioners sugar, it’s SNOW much fun!
Eat, Nom Nom, and Enjoy!