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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs are made with fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate and decorated to look like mini footballs for game day to perfectly paired with Black Box Wines.
Football season is starting back up (finally!), which means it is back to hosting friends on Sundays. Black Box Wines is my new game day drink choice for this season, and let me tell you why!
- Black Box Wines come in recyclable material and stays fresh 6 weeks after opening.
- Portable without a corkscrew required when we want to take the party out of the home and tailgate.
- Black Box Wines offers 12 varieties in the 3L box including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to make all my guests happy.
- Costs 40% less than comparable wines, which saves me money to put towards important things like more chips and dip.
- Black Box Wines has over 50 Gold Medals for quality in wine competitions nationwide.
- Offers great tasting varieties from the best wine regions harvested in California, Chile and Argentina.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs
Black Box Wines pairs with all of our favorite game day foods from cheese balls, fruit trays, chips, dips and more! How about chocolate covered strawberries that look like footballs? Yea, Black Box Wines pairs perfectly with those too. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs require only 3 ingredients and are really simple to make. Start with chocolate wafers or blocks meant for melting in dark chocolate and white chocolate, plus some fresh strawberries!
Wash and dry the strawberries well. It is important for the strawberries to be completely dry before dipping or the chocolate may not stick. Once the strawberries are dry, lay them out on a parchment covered baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes. Placing the strawberries into the freezer makes dipping much easier and allows the chocolate to dry quicker.
Melt the chocolate in coffee mugs- one for dark chocolate and one for the white chocolate. Simply place in the microwave for 30-second increments, stirring in between until completely melted. Set the white chocolate to the side while you dip the strawberries in the dark chocolate. Great Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs start with good dipping techniques and the only one that is important is patience! Patience counts as a technique, right? Hold the strawberry by the stem, dip into the melted chocolate and then let the chocolate run off before flipping it over and letting the chocolate set up at least half-way before placing on the parchment paper to dry completely.
Once the strawberries are all dipped in chocolate, go back to the white chocolate, which has now had some time to set up. If the chocolate is too hot, it will just run everywhere and be a big mess. Place the white chocolate into a pastry bag with a small tip. I used a #3 tip, and an even smaller one could be used if you have it. Make your football design on each strawberry. Between strawberries, I like to wipe the tip clean on the parchment paper just for better handling and so chocolate doesn’t build up on that tip.
How do you see yourself using Black Box Wines this football season? Do you enjoy tailgating before game time or hosting within your home? Maybe you have a friend that does the hosting and you supply drinks! Let me know in the comments below.