Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

When you live 2.5 hours away from your family, you end up taking a lot of road trips. After a while I get sick of the top 40 radio stations and pester Ian into deep, thought-provoking conversations. During one of these conversations Ian asked me, “If you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?” Without hesitation I said, “chocolate covered strawberries.” Yes, I know. This is groundbreaking information.

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sadly, Ian doesn’t share my love for chocolate covered strawberries. Therefore, I devised a plan to sneak my favorite dessert on the Valentine’s Day menu. My tactic of choice? Infusing the strawberries with alcohol.

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The end result was perfection. The dry champagne paired with the sweetness of the strawberry and the bitterness of the dark chocolate has your mouth savoring every bite.

If you are looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea a box of these strawberries would make anyone happy! Enjoy!

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 12 strawberries, rinsed and dried
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate

Directions:

  • Place the strawberries in a bowl and submerge in champagne
  • Let the strawberries soak in the champagne for 12 – 24 hours
  • Remove the strawberries from the champagne and pat dry
  • Heat the dark chocolate in a glass bowl in 30 sec. increments in the microwave until melted
  • Dip each strawberry into the chocolate and place on a non-stick surface (I used a silicone mat)
  • Wait until the chocolate has hardened before serving
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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Spoil your loved one with breakfast in bed this Valentine’s Day! These Banana Oatmeal Pancakes have been a favorite in our house and make for the perfect surprise breakfast.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Since these pancakes are refined sugar-free, you can enjoy a hearty breakfast without feeling guilty! They are packed with whole ingredients and help keep you full throughout the morning. What more could you want out of a breakfast?!

Bonus: They store well in the fridge, so make a double batch and enjoy them throughout the week!

Tip: We like to pop them in the toaster instead of the microwave to warm up. This keeps the pancakes from becoming soggy.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1.5 bananas
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  • In a food processor or blender, mill the oatmeal down into a flour-like consistency
  • Add the remaining ingredients into the blender and pulse until smooth
  • Melt 1 tsp of coconut oil into a frying pan over medium heat
  • Pour the pancake batter into the pan and flip once you see bubbles forming in the batter
  • Cook until the pancake in golden brown
  • Serve pancakes with your choice of toppings