Every time I think about Valentine’s Day I think of chocolate covered strawberries. When I was in high school I worked in my town’s homemade chocolate store. Every year for Valentine’s Day the owner would dip the biggest strawberries I have ever seen in warm chocolate. He would then decorate them and sell tons and tons of them for Valentine’s Day to last minute husbands and boyfriends hoping to bring the special treat home to their women. This dessert is perfect for Valentine’s Day since it’s a chocolate covered strawberry wrapped in a warm pastry!!
1 Package Pillsbury Seamless Dough
1/2 Cup ShopRite Imported Hazelnut Spread
10-12 Fresh Strawberries
Preheat the oven to 350. Allow the dough to warm up to room temperature then roll the dough out to be about 1/2 inch thick onto a piece of parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. Spread the hazelnut spread in the middle of the dough leaving a boarder of about 2 inches on the ends and about 6 inches on the sides.
Slice all of the strawberries into halves or quarters depending on how large they are. Spread them out into a single layer on top of the hazelnut spread. Cut the dough into strips every 2 inches or so on both sides of the filling pulling them away from the center a bit as you cut.
Take each strip of dough and fold it back into the middle covering the filling, alternating left and right so it creates a braid as you go down the dough. Bake for about 15 minutes until the chocolate is slightly bubbly and the dough has become lightly golden brown. Slice and serve immediately while still warm.
Nicole & Susan
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