Chocolate-dipped _______?

If you guessed strawberries, you’d be right!

Featured snack recovery: Chocolate-dipped Strawberries

Earlier, I came clean about my disastrous snack failure with the pineapple cream cheese icing.


As soon as I got home on Tuesday, I went right to work doctoring this tongue-curdler. The pineapple had liquified the mixture (maybe due to the high acidity of the pineapple?), so I dumped it all into a saucepan and mixed in my new favorite thickener, ground flax meal. I brought it to a boil so the flax could do its work, and then I attacked the bitterness with all the non-bitter things I could find — dates, maple syrup, bananas, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and more ricotta — until the nightmarish taste was completely camoflauged. I froyo’d 1/2 cup of the final product and set it up like so:


(With cookie crumbs and cinnamon for extra excitement.)

My kitchen-sink froyo has done well for me on the dessert front this week πŸ™‚

Coincidentally, while I’ve been enjoying my makeshift chocolate-dipped strawberries, Wife and her boyfriend Ted have been enjoying the real deal down in Georgia!

Featured Guest Snack: Wife’s Strawberries

Last weekend, Wife and Ted enjoyed a fun activity together in something called nature. I’m not quite sure what this nature thing is, but it looks very pretty. Here’s what Wife had to say:

We went strawberry picking bright and early. Wife, they are so big and beautiful and delicious! They taste like they’ve been injected with sugar! I’m going to chocolate dip some.

Wife sent along these pictures from their strawberry-picking adventure:



And the resulting party dessert she made for a friend’s BBQ that night:


But apparently, nobody liked them:

The strawberries were really a hit yesterday. Steve was practically crying while eating them because he thought they were so delicious!

What’s the most recent food that has brought you to tears?

17 thoughts on “Chocolate-dipped _______?

  1. Elisabeth says:

    So funny, I’m in the process of organizing my girlfriends for a trip to the strawberry farm when they are ripe in June! I LUHHHHVE picking strawberries!

    Also wanted you to know that I have basically been living on a diet of Manchego cheese for the past 2 weeks. I hook you on Ulimana, and you hooked me on Manchego. Holy yummy cheese!


  2. Alison says:

    The best food I’ve had recently was a Mississippi Mud Pie on my cruise. Unbelievable.

    Love the strawberry fields. The chocolate-dipped strawberries look wonderful. Can you believe taht I didn’t like chocolate covered strawberries until a few years ago. I didn’t like chocolate with fruit at all. Glad I’ve changed.


  3. sue says:

    both versions of the choco covered strawberries look great! the last extra delicious thing i remember eating is the sweet potato lentil chili i made- that stuff was good!


  4. alexa says:

    You’re right on with the reason your icing didn’t work. The bromelin (an enzyme) in the pineapple (also what can make your mouth burn/itch after eating a lot of pineapple….or that could just be me) denatured the proteins in your dairy. That happens over time, which is why it would have probly been okay if eaten immediately, but left for a while –> ruined snack. I’m so impressed with how you rescued it!
    And sorry, that was probably way more than you wanted to know!


  5. Karina Pinzon says:

    Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I made a mad curried tofu grilled cheese sandwich yesterday. it was an explosion of flavor in my mouth and i thought it was so delicious, I was almost brought to tears! :p

    And your strawberries look delicious. Chocolate + fruit = one of the most heavenly combinations known to man


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