I clearly remember my first chocolate-covered strawberry experience.

My mom and I were at the mall (Greengate Mall to be exact, for you Pittsburghers), and just about to go up the escalator to the next floor. I imagine that it was in Hornes (remember Hornes turned Lazarus turned Macy’s?) and they still had candy counters inside the department stores. There was no one at the counter, but there was a dish of chocolate on the counter. My mom got so excited and grabbed one for each of us, and I couldn’t understand why. I even declined it.

She looked at me like I had 6 heads and told me it would probably be the best thing I had ever tasted.

It was not a fresh dipped strawberry either. It was one of those fully-covered chocolate ones that was dripping with sugary syrup.

 

It really was one of the best things I had ever tasted. I can still remember eating it with the syrup dripping down my chin as I was riding up the escalator.

I’ve been hooked ever since.

It’s not a cheap addiction either, especially when you prefer Godiva.

 

Years later, I tore a page out of Better Homes and Gardens (yes, Tony Soprano-style) while in the doctor’s office. It had an array of dipped strawberries, but no chocolate ones.

Another addiction was born.

Is there a better way to eat your fruit? I truly believe in making food as fun and enjoyable as possible.

 

Marshmallow cream and peanut butter.

 

Honey and freshly cracked black pepper.

 

Marshmallow cream and crushed cookies.

 

Honey and orange peel.

 

Peanut butter and crushed cookies.

 

Yogurt and blueberry granola.

 

Cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut.

 

Make snack time fun!

 

And since these are strawberries, they are healthy.

So eat up.

 

Don’t forget to check out my post on Whirl!

share:    Pin It    

75 Responses to “Not Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.”

  1. #
    1
    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — May 27, 2010 @ 4:58 am

    Honey and fresh cracked pepper? Now THAT is a chic dipped strawberry! Yum!

    Reply

  2. #
    2
    ClassiclyAmber — May 27, 2010 @ 4:58 am

    Wow! I have not tasted some of these combinations before, but now am interested in checking it out! YUM!

    Reply

  3. #
    3
    Kait — May 27, 2010 @ 5:00 am

    Yum, I want to eat all of those right now! They look so creative.

    Reply

  4. #
    4
    Amanda — May 27, 2010 @ 5:16 am

    OMWord I have SOOOOO done a Tony Saprano style magazine page caper in my day!! Love your take on it girl… just beautiful!!

    Congrats on the feature yesterday… you are a SUPERSTAR!!!

    Reply

  5. #
    5
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — May 27, 2010 @ 5:18 am

    I need that strawberry with the crushed cookie!! YUM!

    Reply

  6. #
    6
    Debbie @The Hip Hostess — May 27, 2010 @ 5:18 am

    Love these sweet alternatives to the Chocolate covered Strawberry. They’re all like a bit of heaven on a plate!

    Reply

  7. #
    7
    Nicole, RD — May 27, 2010 @ 5:22 am

    I love the idea of cracked black pepper with sweet….mmm! They all look amazing, girl!

    Reply

  8. #
    8
    Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) — May 27, 2010 @ 5:42 am

    Very creative!! They’re all so pretty, too! YUM :D

    Jenn

    Reply

  9. #
    9
    Wei-Wei — May 27, 2010 @ 5:43 am

    Oh. Goodness. If you really think about it there’s a LOT more than chocolate you can dip strawberries into. Greek Yogurt + cake crumble = strawberry shortcake?

    I don’t know if bacon would work. (Honestly that’s the first time I think bacon hasn’t been especially appealing to me…)

    Wei-Wei

    Reply

  10. #
    10
    Camille — May 27, 2010 @ 5:44 am

    You just made my heart stop… why did I never think of any of these!?

    Reply

  11. #
    11
    Mellissa — May 27, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    I now really want some marshmallow creme :) These look great and really are not that hard for a treat that makes people think you are a star!

    Reply

  12. #
    12
    Nicole @ making good choices — May 27, 2010 @ 5:57 am

    Oh wow I really would love to make a plate of these right now In front of me do you share these? Because I couldn’t haha

    Reply

  13. #
    13
    homecookedem — May 27, 2010 @ 6:01 am

    How unique!! They all look so good and fancy!!

    Reply

  14. #
    14
    Seth @ Boy Meets Food — May 27, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    Wow, those look amazing. I’ve never thought to dip strawberries in anything other than chocolate.

    Reply

  15. #
    15
    Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks — May 27, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    Culinary artist :P Haha, I’m going to have to try the honey and black pepper one and I would like a baker’s dozen of the cream cheese frosting and coconut ones! Sooner, better than later ;) Great post!

    Reply

  16. #
    16
    Susan — May 27, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    This is so much classier than my method of scooping almond butter out of the jar with strawberries then shoving them in my mouth.

    Reply

  17. #
    17
    Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers — May 27, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    i’ll take the cream cheese + coconut ones please!!! :)

    Reply

  18. #
    18
    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly — May 27, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    Oh my gosh all of those look so yummy!! I don’t think I could choose just one!

    Reply

  19. #
    19
    Evelyn @ cheers2healthy — May 27, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    Honey & cracked pepper!!! You’re a genius!

    Reply

  20. #
    20
    Heather — May 27, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    oh my gaaaaaaaaaaaaawd.

    first of all, i need you to tell me about the honey and black pepper strawberry. as in – i want to hear every descriptive word you’ve got.

    which one is your favorite?
    can you make one for me with toffee pieces. or carmel. or both.

    then can you come over.
    and sit on my bed
    and watch SATC on dvd
    because my bedroom is the coolest room of the house.
    no. not the most awesome – that would be the kitchen.
    the coolest.
    as in
    when i got home last night my apartment was 95 degrees.
    INSIDE.
    when i went to sleep, at 2 AM
    it had finally started thunder storming.
    and it had dropped to 84 degrees.

    its really a lovely little place.

    perhaps we should freeze the strawberries and eat them cold?
    thoughts?

    Reply

  21. #
    21
    Jessie (Vegan-minded) — May 27, 2010 @ 7:02 am

    What a creative and fun way to eat strawberries! I really like the sound of the cream cheese frosting and coconut one. Yum! :)

    Reply

  22. #
    22
    Jil — May 27, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    Ohh, love all the variations!! The PB with cookies definitely caught my eye…

    Reply

  23. #
    23
    Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries — May 27, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    Cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut, please!!!!

    Reply

  24. #
    24
    Evan Thomas — May 27, 2010 @ 7:17 am

    You had me at cream cheese

    Reply

  25. #
    25
    midgetkeeper — May 27, 2010 @ 7:20 am

    These look wonderful, anything with strawberries is a winner in my book.

    Reply

  26. #
    26
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — May 27, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    holy yum, i’ve never thought of having strawberries dipped in anything BUT chocolate! i like the one with the fresh cracked pepper…super unique and you KNOW that sucker’s good!

    Reply

  27. #
    27
    Kara @ MyWellnest — May 27, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    The ones with crushed cookies look amazing!

    Reply

  28. #
    28
    Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibbl) — May 27, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    What a fabulous, gourmet treat!

    xo
    K

    Reply

  29. #
    29
    Pure2raw twins — May 27, 2010 @ 7:47 am

    Love chocolate covered strawberries!! Even better with a glass of champagne. : )

    Reply

  30. #
    30
    Paige (RAN) — May 27, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    It’s awesome! Reminds me of all the “taffy apples” that they get so creative with now. Why not use strawberries?!

    Reply

  31. #
    31
    Tracy — May 27, 2010 @ 7:57 am

    That cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut is calling my name!!

    Reply

  32. #
    32
    Tina — May 27, 2010 @ 8:00 am

    I was wondering what the honey and black pepper one was. At first I thought you missed dipping a berry. Then I thought…not possible! I know you’re like me and wouldn’t leave one lonely from the good stuff.

    Reply

  33. #
    33
    Jenna — May 27, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    Oh girl, you know I am all about putting peanut butter on just about ANYTHING. Okay, I take that back. I think I would try pb on anything… :) These look superb!

    Reply

  34. #
    34
    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — May 27, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Peanut butter and chocolate, pretty please!

    Reply

  35. #
    35
    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — May 27, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Honey and cracked pepper? Amaze-balls.

    Reply

  36. #
    36
    Anne — May 27, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    Awesome. How do you make them so beautiful? :)

    Reply

  37. #
    37
    janetha — May 27, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    mmmmmmmmm. i love dipping strawbs in sour cream then brown sugar. coconut is a great idea! and i just read kalin’s blog, i loved your comment on that. hahaha.

    Reply

  38. #
    38
    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — May 27, 2010 @ 9:26 am

    Oh heck yeah!!! I would like a tray of the cream cheese with coconut!!! YUM!

    Reply

  39. #
    39
    Angela @ A Healthy Fit — May 27, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    Marshmallow cream & pb strikes again!!! I LOVE choc covered strawberries. I am soooo trying these at my next dinner party!!

    Reply

  40. #
    40
    Robin — May 27, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    This is my first time posting, I am drooling looking at the screen. I love strawberries, and the picture of the strawberry dipped in marshmallow fluff and peanut butter made me drool. Cream cheese frosting and coconut comes in a close second.

    Reply

  41. #
    41
    Kristina — May 27, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    I want all of these. right now.

    the marshmallow creme with the red of the strawberry is such a great contrast, they must not only be delicious but all are pieces of art.

    (I’m rambling, I think I have been mesmerized by your desserts!).

    Reply

  42. #
    42
    Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes — May 27, 2010 @ 9:55 am

    I absolutely love these because for some reason people are always impressed by them – yet they’re so beyond easy to make. I love how you can add anything you want – never done marshmallow – that would be my favorite! xxSAS

    Reply

  43. #
    43
    Bonnie — May 27, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    What a great post! Totally inspired to try this and to see what other flavors can work too!

    Reply

  44. #
    44
    Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) — May 27, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    Oh my YUM. I want to gobble up that cream cheese and coconut one, and I don’t even like coconut! But WOW. Looks ah-ma-zing. A great summer sweet treat!

    Reply

  45. #
    45
    Mae — May 27, 2010 @ 10:53 am

    I TOTALLY SAW THAT ARTICLE!! Haha I’m so excited about this, and your flavor combination look delicious. I wish balsamic was more clingy so you could make balsamic dipped strawberries.

    Reply

  46. #
    46
    Mae — May 27, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    THat was thug talk apparently, your flavor *combinations look delicious.

    Reply

  47. #
    47
    Yum Yucky — May 27, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    oh gawsh. I’m having greedy convulsions and have just gone lightheaded….thanks to these pictures. Cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut? okay…I just blew a food porn gasket.

    Reply

  48. #
    48
    Blond Duck — May 27, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    You make meals so fun. It’s so inspirational.

    Reply

  49. #
    49
    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — May 27, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    the honey and cracked pepper looks so intriguing!! i bet it would be so tasty! omg the marshmellow and cookie one! i want it! well really I want them all!! :) love these!

    Reply

  50. #
    50
    Katie — May 27, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    I want, I want. I am so intrigued by the honey and black pepper one…so much so that I’ll MUST try it next time I have strawberries on hand. I’ve never NOT liked anything that you’ve created.

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: Tweets that mention Not Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. | How Sweet It Is -- Topsy.com

  2. Pingback: Top 10 Things About Strawberries « Big Binder

  3. Pingback: Delicious 4th of July Results | How Sweet It Is

Leave a Comment

Current day month ye@r *