We are officially a family of chocoholics!!
Anything and everything chocolate has our name on it!!
...and makes dieting an absolute nightmare!!
As the LOVE Day draws near,
I decided to spoil hubby and the Butterballs
with a yummy chocolate fondue.
I set up a dipper tray of fresh strawberries, mini heart-shaped cupcakes and strawberry marshmallows.
For the Chocolate sauce, I dropped squares of milk chocolate and a few caramels into a saucepan. I then added a generous splash of double cream and heated gently.
The sauce was to die for!!!
A few bowls of Valentine sprinkles later and we were all set to go!
We used plastic heart-shaped drinking straws instead of skewers.
I saw this idea on hoosierhomemade.com and just fell in love with it.
Unfortunately, the straws didn't hold the cupcakes very well.
It was fine during the chocolate dipping and sprinkles-coating
but as soon as the Butterballs attempted to bite into the cupcake, it all fell apart!
It did work perfectly with the marshmallows and strawberries though!
Perhaps my cupcakes were just too soft...
But despite the crumbling cupcakes, my family LOVED the sweet valentine surprise!
Every chocolate-coated bite ;)