Chocolate Ladybugs

Chocolate Ladybugs
Staff Writer
Chocolate Ladybugs
Ted Axelrod

Chocolate Ladybugs

There is nothing better than freshly picked strawberries, so when they’re in season, bring some home. They are not only sweet and delicious, but also loaded with immune-boosting vitamin C. Strawberries make a great snack on their own, or you can add a dose of antioxidants by making Chocolate Ladybugs, a low-fat treat that takes just minutes to create. We use semisweet chocolate chips to create the spots on our "bugs."

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Ingredients

  • 5 medium-sized strawberries
  • 20 semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Cut the leaves and tops off the strawberries, then cut each strawberry in half lengthwise. With your fingers, gently push 2 chocolate chips, pointy side down, into the rounded side of each strawberry half to create the ladybug's spots.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.