Pink Salt & Peppercorn White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These Pink Salt & Peppercorn White Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy dessert perfect for date night or to finish off a Valentine’s Day dinner menu.

Pink Salt & Peppercorn White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Did I tell you that I got engaged a few weeks ago? Yes! I’ve been a little quiet about it around here because it feels…very personal. I was never that little girl dreaming of her perfect wedding day – I was too busy dreaming of being  independent in the form of having a cute little apartment on the top story of an old house with a big dog and vintage furniture. In fact, Wyatt and I have been together for almost 10 years (!!!) and we just started talking about marriage seriously in the last year or so because I thought I never wanted to get married. I always thought of marriage as something for old people and by not getting married then I just wouldn’t get old (which…we all know is just not true). And so when I talk about my engagement and a wedding, I almost just feel like a poser, an imposter. Marriage is not something I even knew I wanted but it feels so good now that I know it’s coming. I love Wyatt and I have no doubt that I want to spend the rest of my life with him so why not? Why not throw a big party to celebrate and make it official?

Anyhow, I somehow just turned this Valentine’s Day post into a post about my engagement but it feels pretty appropriate with the theme being love. And because I know you are going to ask, the proposal was perfectly chill which is very in line with our relationship. After a date night a few Friday’s ago, we were getting ready for bed and talking about his 30th birthday coming up in a few weeks. We started talking about how we had imagined our lives would be at 30 and I told him I guess I had assumed I’d get married at 30. He left the room and came back with a ring…and I said yes. : )

Pink Salt & Peppercorn White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Now onto Valentine’s Day – our tradition is to skip the restaurant madness and make a meal together (which is a rare thing in our home since Wyatt usually leaves the cooking to me). We usually make dumplings or homemade pasta or something a little more special occasion so a simple dessert like these Pink Salt & Peppercorn White Chocolate Covered Strawberries will keep the mood fancy without causes us to eat dinner at 10 PM because we over did it.

For the white chocolate, I used Ghiradelli White Chocolate melting wafers (not sponsored, just what I found works best) which I easily found at Target. I’d imagine you could use melting wafers from Michael’s or the craft stores but I can’t speak to the quality of those. Let me know in the comments if you end up finding another wafer for these that you prefer better – I’m definitely interested!

These festive strawberries get a pink hue from beet powder or freeze dried strawberries that have been blended into a powder. I offered the option for either because they are both delicious and not everyone can easily find beet powder at their local store (freeze dried berries should be easy to find in the snack section of your grocery store – I buy mine at both Kroger and Target). Just pop the berries into a blender (make sure the lid is on tight at the powder will blow everywhere) and blend until a fine powder forms. Easy? Easy as chocolate covered strawberries!

Pink Salt & Peppercorn White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These Pink Salt & Peppercorn White Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy dessert perfect for date night or to finish off a Valentine’s Day dinner menu.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 tsp ground pink peppercorn
  • 1/2 tsp ground pink himalayan salt
  • 10 oz white chocolate wafers (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 1 quart whole fresh strawberries washed and patted dry
  • 2-4 Tbsp beet powder or strawberry powder (see my intro for more info on this)
Instructions
  1. Mix together the peppercorn and salt and set aside.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate wafers on 50% power level in 20 second intervals, whisking between intervals, until the white chocolate is melted. You'll want to do it this way to avoid burning the chocolate as it will ruin the chocolate.

  3. Once melted, whisk in powder, starting with 1/2 Tbsp and adding in more until it reaches the desired pink hue.

  4. Working quickly, hold the stem of the dried strawberries and dip them into the chocolate until completely covered. Transfer to parchment paper and continue with the rest of the strawberries. Sprinkle a small pinch of the salt and pepper mixture over the strawberries and then let them harden for at least 15 minutes before enjoying.

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