2016-02-17 15.50.25Everybody loves strawberries, right?  Well, if your family doesn’t eat them all fast enough, here’s a simple tip to have your strawberries disappear in a day or less!

I bought strawberries on sale and overestimated how many my family might eat before they start getting less than fresh.

I can’t bear the thought of wasted food, so desperate times called for desperate measures.

I took the chocolate candy bark I was going to use for truffle centers (heck, I’d long missed my Valentine’s Day deadline) and made a whole new confection that my family fell in love with.

31Cs7efi41LUnlike chocolate chips, this candy-making staple doesn’t burn if you microwave it a few seconds too long so it is super easy to use – even if you’ve never dipped berries or made candy before.

I microwaved a few cubes of chocolate, mixed it to be sure it was smooth and then, unlike the pros, I grabbed the tip of each berry with my fingers (no tools necessary) and dipped the tops quickly for a thin layer of chocolate.

After dipping, I set them on a platter covered with wax paper.

2016-02-17 15.50.15Once they were all dipped, I put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes, just to set the chocolate.

Then I moved the platter to the kitchen counter.

Every time someone walked by the platter, all day long, another strawberry would disappear.  By the end of the day, they were gone.

It’s not how you’ll want to eat every strawberry, but when you want to give the family a bit of a treat, isn’t it great to know you can whip up chocolate dipped strawberries in about 15 minutes?