White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter with strawberries coated in decadent white chocolate and then dipped once more with a citrus sugar blend.

SIZE: makes 16

2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp finely grated orange peel
1/2 tsp finely grated lemon peel
6 ozs. high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped
16 large ripe strawberries
1/2 cup of coconut

Line baking sheet with foil.  Using fingertips, mix sugar and citrus peels in small bowl until sugar is moist.  Stir chocolate in small bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water until melted and smooth.  Remove from over water.

Holding 1 strawberry by stem end, dip 2/3 of berry into chocolate; shake excess back into bowl.  Turn berry dipped end up and sprinkle with citrus sugar.  You can also roll a few in coconut. Chill until chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.


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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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