At the end of this month’s time in the kitchen at the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club, Kelsey joined me to make Love Bugs. Love Bugs are essentially, the ever-popular Valentine’s treat of chocolate dipped strawberries with a kid-friendly twist.
We turned these plain ole’ chocolate strawberries into adorable creatures with melted chocolates, pretzel wings & candy eyes. Check out all of the fun we had putting these together in the video below & then grab this simple recipe for Valentine’s fun at your counters.
We hope your Valentine’s Day is SWEET!
Love Bugs by Jodie Fitz
Simply Melt Chocolate*
Black gel frosting
Candy/Cake Pop sticks
Rinse the strawberries and slice off the green leafy end to create a flat edge. Melt some of the Simply Melt Chocolate in a glass dish in the microwave on high for one minute and stir until the chocolate is fully melted. Dip the end of the cake pop stick into the melted chocolate before inserting it into the flat end of the strawberry and let it set. Dip the strawberry into melted chocolate & let that set.
Note: You will have to let your love bugs stand, you can use a glass filled with candies or craft Styrofoam to keep them in place.
Dip an edge of two min pretzels into the melted chocolate and stick them onto the back of the strawberries to create a winged affect. Hold them in place and let them set. Once the wings are in place, drizzle more melted chocolate to cover the wings & drizzle some onto the body to create stripes. Place a little melted chocolate onto the back of each eye and add them into place.
You can use whatever color chocolates you would like to melt for the body, wings & added stripes. Sprinkles are a great addition to love bugs.
*Simply Melt Chocolates can be found in the produce aisle at Price Chopper Supermarkets. Red, white and pink were used to make this recipe.
**You can find candy eyes at your local craft store or make your own by placing a black gel-frosting dot in the center of the flat end of a white chocolate morsel.