Valentine's Day requires a chocolate sweet treat of some kind, don't you think? Silky, warm chocolate sauce and strawberries make the perfect couple and fit the color scheme as well. This recipe takes no time, can be made in advance and reheated which makes it very handy. My husband prefers to dip bananas and my second son pineapple, but I am all about the strawberries. Strawberries and chocolate seem like they were meant to be best friends, and on the most romantic day of the year, why not make them fall in love?
EASY CHOCOLATE FONDUE
1 cup cream (half and half just doesn't work as well here)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
small pinch of kosher salt
Over medium-low heat, melt cream and chocolate chips in small saucepan. Whisk constantly or the chocolate will harden. When thoroughly melted, remove from heat and add corn syrup and salt. Whisk until well-blended and glossy.
Serve warm with dippers of your choice.
Fresh fruit ~ strawberries, bananas, pineapple, apples, oranges
Marshmallows, graham crackers, pretzels, angel food cake cubes
MONDAY~ Submarine Sandwiches (styled after Jimmy John's) Turkey, Smoked Ham, Spicy Capicola, Provolone, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo on soft white baguette
TUESDAY~ Chicken Fajitas with caramelized onions and refried beans
THURSDAY~Spaghetti Amatraciana with steamed green beans
SUNDAY~ Split Pea Soup with pumpkin bread