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Roses for Valentine's day are always nice, but a tad unoriginal. This is a way to make a bouquet of roses more creative AND more delicious. In case you weren't yet aware, roses are edible, raw or cooked! Their petals are used in all sorts of food, ranging from sweet breads to jellies. So, instead of a bouquet of roses and chocolate, how about a bouquet of roses IN chocolate for Valentine's day?
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Step 1:

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You will need:
-3-5 red roses
-one 100-gram chocolate bar (the better the chocolate, the better the chocolate-covered roses)
-a cooking pot
-a bowl (preferably glass) that is a bit too big to fit in to the cooking pot so that when it rests inside the pot there is at least 3 inches between the bottom of the bowl and that of the pot
-a glass (big enough to easily fit an entire rose flower inside)
-a vase

Apparently the darker red the color of the roses, the more tasteful they are (be sure to avoid roses colored with artificial coloring added to their water, such as the blue and purple 'varieties' in stores). Organic is generally better, as for any other food, so that extra chemicals from pesticides/herbicides/artificial fertilizers can be avoided, and some flower shops will try to spray the flowers with a waxy spray to make them shinier after they've compiled your bouquet, so be sure to ask them not to before this happens.

Step 2: Wash and Dry Roses

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Gently and thoroughly wash the roses in cold or lukewarm water, gently separating the petals at their tips so that the inner petals are also rinsed out.
Gently pat the roses dry with a clean dishtowel or paper towel. Make sure that they are thoroughly dried- it is very important for the chocolate to set correctly.
ehudwill3 years ago
This sounds cool.
Very unique! So you can eat them days later after they have dried or do you need to eat them right away?
Fraulina (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Yup! They dry within half an hour though so you don't have to wait that long :). But they won't go bad for at least a few days, and if the roses are kept in a vase with water in it they will still taste fresh.
araali3 years ago
These look really delicious and so romantic. What a creative idea. Whoever has you as their valentine is a lucky person indeed :)
jacco19973 years ago
I found a way to make this instructable even more amazing. Follow this instructable:
and then take your product from that and take it through steps 3,4, and 5 of this 'ible.
as a sall child i used to make peanut butter and rose petal sandwiches
weird, i know
love this idea!!
That's crazy! I had no idea. Bet they're tasty. :)