A fun twist on Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Meringues are heavenly but so easy to make. Anyone you decide to share a few with will be delighted!
Joan was my aunt, and I am ecstatic to be able to contribute to her blog and legacy. This is my second post on Chocolate Chocolate and More, the first was Chai Buttercream Icing, and I plan on sharing a bunch more of my favorite recipes in the future! Since I didn’t introduce myself on the last post, I will briefly here. I am a senior in high school. I am working on getting into college and plan on studying physics and astrophysics. Outside of my classwork I participate in robotics and engineering competitions, I am working on building my art portfolio, and I enjoy playing viola, scuba diving, running, and, of course, baking. So, in a nutshell, I am a very artsy nerd and proud of it.
I started baking when I was small with my mother and grandmother. One of my first experiences in front of the stove involved me planting my entire hand palm-first onto the electric burner while it was red hot to see if it really was warm or not. It was. Needless to say I have grown a lot since then. When I started to bake on my own, meringues were one of the first cookies I fell in love with. They are easy to modify and experiment with different flavors, and I am sure I will write up a post about a few others I especially enjoy.
I chose the strawberry flavor for a selfish reason. For the past six months I had been living with my mother, Gail Dickinson-who is another contributor for Chocolate Chocolate and More, in Cambodia, where strawberries are over $9 for a pint. Ever since I returned stateside in January, I have been gulping them down as fast as I can, and was overjoyed at the chance to use them in my baking as well.
Also, it’s a little over a week until Valentine’s Day. So the strawberry and chocolate theme fit really well. I personally have never been too big on Valentine’s Day. I never celebrated with anyone, and always found the holiday something to avoid. Even though celebrating isn’t my cup of tea, I am all about consuming the sweets that define the holiday.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Meringues are perfect for giving out to friends, family, and loved ones – for Valentine’s Day or on any other day. They are incredibly easy to make; the hardest part is waiting for the chocolate to dry so you can eat them!