Chocolate Covered Berry Bouquet and a Special Prayer Request


Hi there, Friends! Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite indulgences. They can be quite pricey to buy, so I make mine at home. While they are always a hit with guests, they tend to be a little messy, so I came up with a fun way to serve them on sticks. Come see how I used them to create a festive edible bouquet that's pretty enough to give as gift or serve as a small centerpiece for Easter or any occasion...


chocolate covered berry bouquet


First, you'll need a weighted container to arrange your edible bouquet. I shopped my home to use items I had on hand, and found a pretty small metal container and green glass gems. Small pebbles, beans or coffee beans would work too--whatever you choose just needs to add enough weight to keep the bouquet from being top heavy. 

chocolate covered berry bouquet


Next, you'll need strawberries, sprinkles, chocolate chips and lollipop sticks. 


chocolate covered berry bouquet


I melt my chocolate chips in the microwave, but be careful not to overheat them or they won't melt at all. I usually melt one cup at a time in 30 second intervals, melting more as needed. Gently place the strawberry on the lollipop stick to keep it from poking all the way through the fruit. Dip it into the melted chocolate...


chocolate covered berry bouquet


...and add sprinkles! Then place it in your bouquet. Mine stood easily in the glass gems. 

chocolate covered berry bouquet


Once your bouquet is finished, you can add a bow if desired. Wouldn't this be perfect for Easter? The chocolate covered berries even have an egg like appearance. You could always use more berries and a larger container, if needed. It would also be fun for outdoor celebrations. 


chocolate covered berry bouquet
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Enjoy! 

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chocolate covered berry bouquet


Before I go, I have a special prayer request that a dear friend asked me to share. Many of you follow Audrey's blog, Timeless Treasures. I found out this weekend that her husband Bob had heart surgery for 95% blockage. At this writing he was still hospitalized in San Antonio. Audrey requested prayer for congestive heart failure and his lungs plus protection that his kidneys were not damaged in the process. Many of you have known this dear woman of faith for years and I know she would greatly appreciate your prayers. Thank you. 

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18 comments:

  1. Very cute! I envision this larger for an Easter family dinner, as the centerpiece of the table. I do know Audrey and visit her blog....prayers sent her way.

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  2. Very sweet (no pun intended) craft and of course, I will send up prayers.

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  3. I am praying for Audrey and her husband right now! She has had to endure much lately. She is a wonderful lady.

    Your strawberries are cute and sound easy to do. I might have to make some for the family. Have a great week!

    hugs,
    Cecilia

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  4. I have offered up a prayer. Do keep us informed.

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  5. Thanks for letting us know about Audrey--praying for her and her husband.

    Such a sweet project, Cecilia--LOVE chocolate covered strawberries :)

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  6. Cecelia, you are making me hungry! ;-)

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  7. Love your berry bouquet. Prayers for Audrey and her husband.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your friend. Prayers to them both.

    The strawberries look delicious.

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  9. I love chocolate covered strawberries! I'll keep your friend's husband in mind. My dad had heart surgery this past August and he's doing great now!

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  10. I love this idea for a centerpiece! I will be praying for Audrey and her husband.

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  11. Sending prayers. Love your berry bouquet! Looks delicious too. You can't go wrong with chocolate & strawberries. Pinned.

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  12. What a cute idea! Of course I would probably eat them before everyone showed up for Easter ;)

    Saying a prayer for your friend.

    rue

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  13. I love your chocolate covered strawberries in the pretty container. Thanks for sharing this with us at C&C with J&J! :)

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  14. Love your chocolate cover strawberries. Sure makes a cute Easter centerpiece. I so appreciate you asking for prayers for my Husband. Thanks and to all of you that prayed for him. He is home now and feeling better, but has to wear a portable defibrillator for awhile in case of a heart attack. May God bless every one.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  15. I would love to serve these at my Easter dinner. How pretty they would look on the buffet! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Snickerdoodle! Pinned

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  16. Cute way to display your chocolate covered strawberries! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Those premade berry bouquets are super expensive and you really don't get that much. This idea of yours is great, and not to mention, handmade with love :)

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  18. Chocolate and strawberries - no way to go wrong with that combination and they are pretty too.

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