Sunday, April 29, 2012

Evil Genius

The other day, amongst all the bee chaos, I made something that I wanted to share with you, but I was a little distracted by 40,000 of my closest friends.  It was Professional Administrative Assistants Day on Wednesday, April 25 which used to be called Secretaries Day, but if you call it that now you might get flogged or shunned or cursed because it's not "PC" anymore.  So, if you have someone in your life that answers the phones, files your paperwork, makes your coffee, and in general, makes your life a lot easier....well, I hate you.  Just kidding, I don't hate anyone, but I hope you made every effort to recognize this person on that day, and if you didn't, then you better get a move on, cause all your "B" files are gonna be filed under "G" other words, you're in trouble.
I wanted to recognize the women that run the office in my son's school and of course, the lovely lady that runs the office in our family business.  These women have a lot on their plate, and somehow they manage to keep it all's amazing. 
I had every intention of making some fantastic strawberry cupcakes, but unfortunately, I ran out of time, so there I was on Tuesday night, trying to think of something to make them, that didn't take all night, but still would make them feel special....and I came up with this....

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

The name just makes you slobber a little doesn't it?

I took some beautiful, huge, sweet, juicy strawberries that I had purchased at Sam's Club and hulled out the stem and core a little wider than normal.
(Strawberry has been enlarged for this post..not actual size.)
Sorry...couldn't resist...but they were huge.

Then I grabbed the one thing in my cabinet that I love and hate at the same time...Nutella.  If you haven't tried it...don't.  It is chocolaty deliciousness in a jar and once you have it, you wonder how you lived such a mundane existence.  Ignorance is bliss....and if you don't know what you're missing, then you won't miss it, but for me, I know what it's like and I get a little twitchy if my jar is getting low.
I stuffed the strawberries with the Nutella.

Then, I dipped the end that I stuffed in some melted chocolate.

I placed them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and popped them in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
Ta Da..
The cool part is that it is almost like a truffle with a fresh strawberry incorporated.  The Nutella doesn't set up hard, so when you bite into it, you crack that hard chocolate and sink into strawberry and Nutella and it's heaven!
I don't know if anyone else has ever done this, but if they have, I wasn't aware of it,... but I might be somewhat of an evil genius.

Okay, you can quit laughing now.

Make these for someone special, and maybe a couple for yourself, and definitely make more than you think you'll need!


  1. YUMMY! The office staff were pretty darn proud of your strawberry creation. (and I didn't hear them offereing to share with anyone either!) You are AMAZING-I don't know how you do everything that you do.Your talents are unlimited and I'm glad you share them with your fans!!!!!!

  2. Awww...thank you soo soo much! You keep me inspired...and you're pretty AMAZING yourself Susie!