Scary Berries


Fresh strawberries
White chocolate chips for melting
Chocolate chips
Red and yellow food coloring


Start with fresh, whole California strawberries. Rinse the strawberries, and let dry completely. In a microwave safe mixing bowl, combine white melting chocolate with red and yellow food colouring. In the microwave, heat the chocolate until melted (stopping often to stir).

Dip each strawberry in the now orange chocolate. Set on parchment paper to dry. While berries are drying, put milk chocolate chips in a sealable plastic bag, place in microwave for 30-60 seconds until melted. Cut a tiny hole in the corner of the bag and draw your favorite jack-o-lantern faces on each strawberry.

For ghost strawberries, follow jack-o-lantern directions — but dip strawberries into uncoloured white chocolate and draw spooky ghost faces on each strawberry.

Recipe and image courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission.

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