Strawberry Footballs

Strawberry Footballs
(c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau
Ratings
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 24 Footballs (serves 24)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
70 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 Footballs (serves 24)
Amount per serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 1g
Calcium 13mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Are you ready for some football? How about two dozen adorable Strawberry Footballs? This easy recipe is perfect for your next football party. Everyone will love these chocolate-dipped strawberries decorated to look like miniature footballs, and you'll love how fast and simple they are to make.

Looking for more football candies? Try these Chocolate Footballs!

Ingredients

  • 24 large fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces chocolate candy coating (or chopped chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup white candy coating (or white chocolate chips)

Steps to Make It

1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with waxed paper.

2. Wash the strawberries and pat them dry. Make sure they're truly dry and don't have any wet patches, otherwise you'll have trouble dipping them.

3. Melt the chocolate candy coating in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds until it is smooth and fluid. If you are using chopped chocolate, you should either temper it following these directions, or be prepared to keep your strawberries in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. Chocolate that is melted but not tempered can get soft and streaky at room temperature, so it should always be kept refrigerated.

4. Hold a strawberry by the stem and dip it in the chocolate until it is almost entirely covered. Hold it over the bowl and let the excess drip back into the bowl, then scrape the bottom against the lip of the bowl. Place the berry on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Repeat the process until all of the strawberries are covered with chocolate. Refrigerate the tray until the chocolate is set, for about 15 minutes.

6. While you're waiting for the chocolate to harden, melt the white chocolate. Pour it into a paper cone or plastic baggie with a small hole cut in the corner.

7. Draw a white chocolate line around the top and bottom of a strawberry, then add the white "laces" in the middle to make it look like a football. Repeat until all of the strawberries are decorated. Let the white chocolate harden completely.

8. Strawberry Footballs are best eaten the day they are made.