Mummy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
by Alice Currah for PBS Parents Kitchen Explorers
I’m a HUGE fan of party foods people love to eat that do not require a lot of skill or effort to pull together. With Halloween weeks away I’m happy to share one of my favorite finger food desserts. This one is dressed up in its own mummified costume. Whenever I bring chocolate covered strawberries to a party they seem to disappear very quickly.
In the spirit of dressing up in costume, today I have a recipe for Mummy Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Dipped in white chocolate coating, mini chocolate chip eyes are attached to the strawberry using the melted chocolate as glue. The remaining chocolate is transferred to a zip-lock bag with the corner tip cut off to be used as a pastry bag. Avoiding the eyes, chocolate is drizzled all over the strawberry in narrow zigzag lines. No need for the lines to look perfect. In fact, from coating the strawberries in chocolate to adding the strips, the more imperfect they look the better. Finally, while the chocolate is still melted, take a toothpick and flatten the rows of drizzled chocolate so it looks more like a mummy.
These Mummy Chocolate Covered Strawberries not only make a great dessert at your Halloween party, kids can help you prepare them every step of the way. Enjoy!
Recipe: Mummy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Prep Time: 10 min(s) Cook Time: 10 min(s) Total Time: 20 min(s) Servings: 12
1 cup white chocolate melting wafers or chopped melting bark
1 pound strawberries with stems, washed and dried
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate wafers according to the package instructions. Reserve ¼ cup of the melted chocolate in a separate cup.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Holding the top of the strawberry, dip the fruit into the white chocolate twisting as you go until fully coated. Do not worry if it does not look smooth. Set the strawberries on the parchment paper.
Repeat this with the rest of the strawberries.
Take two mini chocolate chips and dab a tiny amount of white chocolate on the flat side of the chip. The chocolate is used as glue. Place the “eyes” on each strawberry, flat side down.
Place the reserve melted chocolate in a ziplock bag. Cut the corner tip of the bag and use it as a pastry bag. Drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries from left to right and right to left, avoiding the eyes. Using a toothpick, go over the drizzled lines softly to make it look more messy and strip like.
Allow the chocolate to harden. Gently cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.