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Hello In this episode of In the Kitchen with Matt, I will teach you how to make Chocolate Strawberry Roses. Talk about an amazing Valentine's Day gift idea. This super classy treat, will sure to impress. It is quite easy to make. Enjoy! Click on the image below to see the video tutorial, or follow the steps, or do both!

Ingredients

-Modeling Chocolate (you can use fondant if you like, but modeling chocolate tastes better, I think. :) I have another instructable on how to make modeling chocolate as well.)

-White Chocolate Melting Wafers or white chocolate chips

-Strawberries (washed and dried)

-Package of Long Lollipop Sticks (you can find these at walmart, target, places like that or online)

-Parchment Paper


Step 1: Cut the Modeling Chocolate

First we are going to pinch off or cut our modeling Chocolate. It will depend on how big you want your rose to be. Make sure you have a big piece of parchment paper that you are working on.

Step 2: Roll Chocolate

Now we are going to kneed the chocolate in our hands for a bit (unless you already did this with your modeling chocolate beforehand), then we are going to take our 1st piece of chocolate and roll it out like a snake. This will wind up being our very center rolled up petal piece.

Step 3: 5 More Round Pieces

Now we need to take 5 more smaller pieces and roll them up into balls. You can make them various sizes if you like. And you can use different kinds of modeling chocolate if you like. These will serve as our petals.

Step 4: Fold Edge of Parchment Paper

Next we will fold over the edge of the parchment paper so it covers all the round modeling chocolate balls, then we will push them down with our fingers, so they get a little flat.

Step 5: Use Rolling Pin

Now we will use a rolling pin and roll out the modeling chocolate balls flat, they will now look like chocolate petals. If you don't have a rolling pin, use a canned food from the pantry as your rolling pin. :)

Step 6: Do the Same With the Chocolate Snake

Now we will do the same thing with the chocolate snake, fold over the edge of parchment paper and roll it out thin.

Step 7: Melt Your White Chocolate

Now we want to melt our white chocolate. We are going to melt these in the microwave, we will melt them on hi for 30 seconds, stir, then 20 seconds. That should do the trick for this amount of chocolate.

Step 8: Trim Strawberries

Next we will trim off the bottom of the strawberries, give us a nice flat edge.

Step 9: Add Lollipop Stick to Strawberry

Now we are going to dip a lollipop stick into the white chocolate then we will stick it in the bottom of our strawberry.

Step 10: Dip Remaining Strawberry

Next let's fully dip our strawberry. Do this with all your strawberries then chill in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes, so the chocolate sets.

Step 11: Roll Up the Snake

Now we need to take our little flat chocolate snake and roll it up about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way. You can pinch off a little bit of the bottom so it sets better on the top of your strawberry if you like.

Step 12: Wrap Snake Around Strawberry

Now, we will place our chocolate snake on top of the strawberry and wrap it around.

Step 13: Add First Chocolate Petal

Next we will add our first chocolate petal. We attach it at the base of the strawberry and then wrap it around the strawberry. We can stretch it a little bit, the modeling chocolate is pretty forgiving.

Step 14: Wrapped Around Petal

Here we see the first petal is full wrapped around. Continue with the rest of the petals, placing them next to one before. After about three of them, you will then place the remaining to across from each other, so they cover the edges of the first few.

Step 15: Complete

Here we have the completed strawberry. Some neat things you can do - Alternate petals with different types of modeling chocolate (white, dark, milk, etc.) Or you can experiment with colors.

Step 16: Cost

Here is a breakdown of the cost. Costs will vary depending on where you live. But generally these are going to be much cheaper to make at home then they will be to buy at a specialty store. Plus they are home made!! Nothing says I love you better then a bunch of home made chocolate strawberry roses! :)

Step 17: Video Tutorial

<p>Amazing my friends would love this for there parents or what the Russian call it </p><p>&quot;Вкус К Красоте&quot;</p>
Very nice!!
<p>o_0 </p><p>Entre la buena pinta que tiene y lo bueno que debe estar... No creo que mi chica tenga quejas. Adem&aacute;s lo voy a acompa&ntilde;ar con unos complementos que a todas las chicas les encanta.</p><p>Gracias por la receta.</p>
<p>Es increible, valla artista!!</p>
Thank you!!
<p>How long, with experience, do you think these would last before they would have to be consumed??? minus the couple when making it.</p>
About the same as a normal chocolate covered strawberry. Depending on how old your strawberry is to begin with. I have kept them 3 days at the most.
Very, very nice! Thanks for sharing.
You are so very welcome!!
Matt, I must commend you on a job well done in the construction and flow of this instructable. You have made an excellent example of what instructables are here to do: make the difficult easy to understand and accomplish. Job well done.
Wow, thank you so much for the compliment! I really appreciate it! I am glad it was easy to understand. :)
<p>Wow, these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!</p>
You are so very welcome!
<p>Wow, thankyou just worked out what I'm giving my wife for valentines day :D these are amazing. I just need to get the stuff and make it while shes out lol</p>
<p>You are most welcome!! I am glad you enjoyed it. Yes you will want to plan ahead, especially to make the modeling chocolate. And you will want to hide it so she can't find it, while it sits. If you are in a hurry, you can put the modeling chocolate in the fridge for about 3 hrs or so, to set. Also, if you want the petals thinner, just use a smaller amount of modeling chocolate and roll it out a little thinner. All up to you! :)</p>
<p>Hiding its easy. Since she works, while i look after little one, I have the run of the kitchen :)</p><p>I'll have a play with pettle sizes, see what i like :)</p>
<p>Ahh very nice! That will definitely come in handy in surprising her. :) I like mixing the petals as well, with the different chocolates. Makes for a colorful rose. You can also get the colored candy melts, pink, red, etc. For even more colors, of color your white chocolate with a food color. Have fun!!</p>

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