Warning- when my wife takes some of this into work her co-workers get very jealous and what her to bring them some.
Step 1: Ingredients
Mixer- hand or stand
Chocolate mixer - electric fondue pot or double boiler
Sauce brush - I use a silicone BBQ sauce brush
14oz chocolate- I recommend Toblerone
2/3 cup Half and half
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
8oz strawberries - more or less depending on taste
Step 2: Make the meringue base layers
-Preheat oven to 300 degrees
-Spray the cookie sheet with Pam and place parchment paper to cover cookie sheet- Pam helps parchment paper stick to sheet
-Mix sugar and coco powder
-Combine egg whites, cream of tartar, and vanilla.
-Beat until the whites form soft peaks.
-Then slowly add sugar mixture while continuing mixing until stiff peaks. (I have only ever had it get to stiff peaks once, so get it close it still turn out just as good.
-Make three strips of meringue - see picture below
-Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
-Let cool- it should look like the last picture
Step 3: Make the Chocolate
Slowly melt chocolate and try not to eat it
The half and half allows the chocolate to be liquid at a lower temperature and keeps the chocolate from becoming rock hard when it cools.