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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pumpkins {contributor Lise}

Hello again! Lise here from Mom Loves Baking. It’s getting close to Fall and I just couldn’t wait to do something pumpkin related. Our family has a Halloween party every year and I usually start planning in September. Here’s a treat that’s cute, festive and a little more on the healthy side. Chocolate covered strawberry “pumpkins”. The kids will love them!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pumpkins

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pumpkins, super fun and easy Halloween treat!

Aren’t they adorable? And they’re so easy to make. Just 3 ingredients! Strawberries, orange candy melts and semisweet chocolate chips. You could also use white candy melts and make ghost faces with the semisweet chocolate. I made ghost strawberries at our Halloween party last year and they were a hit.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pumpkins, super fun and easy Halloween treat!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pumpkins
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. (454 g) fresh strawberries, rinsed and dried well
  • 12 oz. (340 g) orange candy melts (such as Wilton)
  • ¼ cup (35 g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (12-inch) disposable pastry bag
Instructions
  1. Line a large cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside. Place
  2. candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir
  3. well. Microwave for 30 seconds more. Stir until smooth.
  4. Dip strawberries into melted candy by using the leaves as a handle. Completely
  5. cover all of the berry except the leaves. Place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Once you have dipped all of the strawberries, place them in the refrigerator for
  7. 15-20 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, pour chips in the pastry bag. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Massage
  9. bag until chips are completely melted. Cut a tiny corner at the tip of the
  10. pastry bag. Remove "pumpkins" from the refrigerator and decorate by piping
  11. chocolate faces on strawberries or you can also do stripes. Refrigerate for
  12. another 15-20 minutes or until completely set. Serve immediately or store in
  13. refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Start with strawberries that have been rinsed and dried. Then you melt the candy melts in the microwave for a minute or so. I used Wilton brand which you can find in most craft stores or anywhere that carries cake decorating supplies. Stir the heated candy melts until smooth then dip your strawberries. The leaves of the strawberries make a perfect handle to hold the berry while dipping it. Be careful not to tear the leaves.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pumpkins, super fun and easy Halloween treat!

Let them set on a parchment lined cookie sheet. You can refrigerate for about 20 minutes for quicker setting time. Meanwhile, place your semisweet chocolate chips in a disposable plastic pastry bag. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Massage bag to melt, then cut a tiny corner off tip of pastry bag.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pumpkins, super fun and easy Halloween treat!

Take the “pumpkins” out of the refrigerator and decorate. You can make pumpkin faces or stripes. Work quickly as the chocolate cools off and is harder to work with. You can stick the pastry bag back in the microwave to heat a little longer if needed. Once they are decorated, then you can stick them back in the refrigerator until they are set. These fun treats are best when eaten in the first couple of days.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pumpkins, super fun and easy Halloween treat!

Thanks again to Dana for inviting me here. I hope you have a wonderful month! See you next time. Happy Fall Y’all!

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13 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Maria says:
    September 8, 2014

    How cute!!! These little “pumpkins” are adorable!!! Love it!

  2. avatar
    Elizabeth says:
    September 9, 2014

    Love this idea! I’ll be pinning it to my fall inspired board.

  3. avatar
    Elizabeth says:
    September 10, 2014

    These are just darling! How awesome to make pumpkins out of strawberries. My little ones would love it!

  4. avatar
    Kayla says:
    September 10, 2014

    This is so cute! Even though it’s simple, this is one of the most creative Halloween treats I have seen! Wow!

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    Cheri M says:
    September 10, 2014

    What an absolutely ingenious idea!!! I would make them… but I know I would eat them ALL!!! I bet they’d be the most favorite at a kids halloween party! Good work!

  6. avatar
    Chelsey says:
    September 11, 2014

    Those are adorable! I’ll have to remember this the next time we have a Halloween party. Pinning!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. avatar
    September 11, 2014

    How adorable! I love these. I am visiting from Katherine’s Corner.

  8. avatar
    Farrah says:
    September 13, 2014

    This is brilliant! Pinning. And loving. So so much. Thank you for sharing this on SITS!

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    Tanya says:
    September 13, 2014

    OMG!! Those are so cute. The pictures are just as adorable. The orange color adds to the Fall-feel 😀

    Thank you for linking up with us on Wake-Up Wednesdays. I am Tanya from Kreative Korner, a co-host for the party.
    http://TANYAANURAG.BLOGSPOT.COM/

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    Sarah R. says:
    September 15, 2014

    Totally just pinned this for an upcoming Halloween party!!! Now I’m terrified mine won’t come out this cute, but I’m going to give it a try. 🙂 Thank you again for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday…I hope you’ll come back later this week with your latest makes & bakes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  11. avatar
    Diane Balch says:
    September 17, 2014

    Just too cute… pinned. Thanks for coming to Weekend Bites (formally Foodie Friday).

  12. avatar
    Sarah R. says:
    September 19, 2014

    Hi! I have chosen these adorable strawberries as my favorite & feature on this week’s Snickerdoodle Sunday Link Party!! Congrats! Please come back at 5:00 EST tomorrow to link up your latest makes and bakes.

    🙂
    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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