If you’re planning a Super Bowl party and want a sweet alternative to the typical cookie and cupcake snacks, this recipe for dipped strawberries is for you! I’d never cooked with candy melts before seeing this recipe, but I’m really glad I found it.
The melts (also called wafters) can be found at craft stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, as well as some large supermarkets (it’s best to call ahead and make sure). I prefer the Mercken’s brand, although the Wilton brand is adequate for this recipe.
The chef also shows how to make basketballs and baseballs, as well as footballs. The process for chocolate footballs starts at around minute 2.4 on the video.
1 bag dark cocoa/chocolate candy melts
1 bag white candy melts
12 strawberries (the amount can vary based on the size of the party), at room temperature (so they have no condensation)
Melt the cocoa candy melts in the microwave at 50% heat for 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking, a few seconds at a time, until the sauce is smooth.
Dip the strawberries in the cocoa candy sauce, leaving a bit of red and the green stem undipped. Place on wax paper and set in the refrigerator until the sauce is hardened.
Once the sauce is hard, in a separate bowl, cook the white candy melts at the same temperature and technique as the cocoa candy melts.
Draw football stitching on the chocolate coated strawberries with the white sauce and serve.
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If you can’t find candy melts in your area, these Mercken’s melts can be purchased online here:
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