Finals week is almost over. Tomorrow at 3 in the afternoon, I will have (successfully, I hope) taken 7 exams in 4 days. Seven!! In four days!!! This kind of stress requires advanced planning. This kind of ridiculousness can only be helped by one thing: chocolate.
|Who wouldn't rather be out enjoying the pre-fall sunlight?|
OK, it can also be helped by Red Bull and goldfish crackers. But also chocolate. Luckily, I had everything on hand for the best grab it and go dose of summertime chocolate craving satisfaction.
|Bite sized noms.|
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
1 quart fresh strawberries
6 oz chocolate chips
1 tablespoon Crisco
Coconut (shredded) for rolling (about 1/3 cup)
Almonds (crushed) for rolling (about 1/4 cup)
|Look, they're fruit! That makes them healthy!|
Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Add Crisco, stirring until combined. Wash strawberries and pat dry. Line a tray with wax paper. Dip strawberries into chocolate. Roll in coconut or almonds, or leave plain. Chill in refrigerator until chocolate is set, about 1-2 hours. Store in a sealed container in fridge for 3-5 days.
|Big Daddy Strawberry and the little lady.|