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Chocolate Sprinkle Strawberries

Chocolate Sprinkle Strawberries

Chocolate and Sprinkle Covered Strawberries

I have been enjoying watching the tennis, so I thought I would follow on from the Chocolate Covered Strawberries with this other delicious summery treat of Chocolate Sprinkle Strawberries. The tutorial is very similar to the Chocolate Covered Strawberries so you could make them both on the same day.

 

Ingredients and Essentials

Strawberries with Cake Pop Sticks Inserted

Step One

Pop the stalks from out of the strawberries and then push the Cake Pop Stick in the strawberry, do this until you have the required number of ‘Strawberry Pops’ . Whilst you are doing this pop the kettle on to boil the water for the Choco Writers.

Choco Writers in jug of hot water

Step Two

Lay the strawberries out onto board or a baking tray and then pop the Choco Writers into a jug of hot water until the chocolate is full melted (I didn’t find the tubes were too hot once taken from the water but you might want to check before letting children handle them)

Dipping Strawberries in Sprinkles

Step Three

Now you need to drizzle a little of the chocolate in a pattern or just on the end of the strawberry, then dip into your sprinkles or sparkles before the chocolate dries.

Strawberries Dipped in Blue Magic Sparkles and Gold Sugar Crystals

Step Four

Once you have made your Chocolate Sprinkle Strawberries allow them to harden up (should only take around 10 minutes) then either eat straight from the board or wrap them up using the Cake Pop Bags. Then enjoy your Chocolate Sprinkle Strawberries….

Chocolate covered strawberries in cake pop bags

For more guilt free treats have a look at the rest of our Health Kick recipes or for a cheat meal recipe have a look at this tempting treat of White Chocolate Crunch Bars or why not have a go at making this Chocolate Basket to pop in your covered strawberries?!

 

 

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries in jar

This is the second instalment in our new Health Kick side of the Party Animal Online blog. I have been busy in the kitchen creating an devouring these Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

They are so simple to make, you could even get the kids involved! They look really nice on their own or wrapped in the Cake Pop Bags.

Ingredients and Essentials

Step One

Pop the stalks from out of the strawberries and then push the Cake Pop Stick in the strawberry, do this until you have the required number of ‘Strawberry Pops’ . Whilst you are doing this pop the kettle on to boil the water for the Choco Writers.

Strawberries with Cake Pop Sticks Inserted

Step Two

Lay them out onto board or a baking tray and then pop the Choco Writers into a jug of hot water until the chocolate is full melted (I didn’t find the tubes were too hot once taken from the water but you might want to check before letting children handle them)

Choco Writers in jug of hot water

Step Three

Undo the lids of the Choco Writers and snip off a little of the nozzle, then begin to drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries. Those that are watching their Calories/Macros you could pop the tray on some digital kitchen scales to monitor how much chocolate you are putting on. I did this and used less than 2g of the chocolate over 6 strawberries!

Choco Writers used on strawberries

Step Four

Once covered pop them onto a clean plate/board to allow the chocolate to harden. I did a couple with the a single Choco Writer on and then a couple with all three Choco Writers on.

Strawberries hardening with Choco Writers

Step Five

Once the chocolate has hardened you can pop the Chocolate Covered Strawberries into the Cake Pop Bags or eat straight off the plate!

Chocolate covered strawberries in cake pop bags

 

I also made some Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sprinkles on as well and I will cover this in a future post. For now, enjoy your Chocolate Covered Strawberries guilt free!

 

 

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Health Kick Protein Ice Cream

Health Kick Protein Ice Cream

Welcome to the first post of our Health Kick category as part of Party Animal Online. Before I start with the recipe for the Protein Ice Cream I wanted to let you know a little about why we have started this and why I am so excited about it.

Some of you may have spoken to me on the phone, via email/eBay messages, live chat or even on the Facebook page however as much as I love my job I have hobbies outside of Party Animal Online. A little over a year ago I started a weight loss journey to improve my health more than anything, currently I have a weight loss total of 106lb (which is apparently just over the weight of a 2 month old horse!) Over this time I have learnt that I can still lose weight whilst not depriving myself of delicious foods.

I love coming up with recipes, reading other recipes and recreating them or altering them such as this Health Kick Protein Ice Cream….

Protein Ice Cream Finished in Baking Cups with Striped Straws

Ingredients

250g Frozen Berries (I used a Summer Fruit Mix)

50g Vanilla Protein Powder (I use My Protein Powder)

100ml Milk (just your standard milk or you could use almond milk)

(Optional sweetening such as honey, sweetener or agave)

Water as needed.

Step One

I like to weigh all of my ingredients out first and put them in separate containers (although not many for this recipe) I find it helps me to work more methodically plus it means I can write down exactly how much I am using so I can track all my Macros later on.

Protein Ice Cream Ingredients

Step Two

Add your berries (still frozen) into your blender (I am using a Smoothie Maker for this recipe) then add in your Protein Powder as well as all of your milk. Add around 30ml of cold water at this point and begin to blend)

Adding ingredients to Protein Ice Cream

Step Three

It may take a while for your berries to blend however as they defrost a little they should begin to mix in well with the Protein Powder, push down any that has collected at the sides and then add a splash more water if needed.

Step Four

Once everything is blended together give it a taste, if you feel as though it could do with sweetening up add some of your chosen sweetening (I liked the sharpness of the berries with the Vanilla Protein Powder so added nothing further)

Protein Ice Cream Blended and looking a lovely shade of Magenta

Step Five

Put it in a tub with a lid and pop in the freezer for around 3-4 hours, I would suggest getting the Protein Ice Cream out of the freezer around 5 minutes before eating to soften up a little. I then popped in a couple of scoops into our Baking Cups with a Striped Straw for decoration purposes.

Protein Ice Cream Finished in Baking Cups with Striped Straws

Nutritional Information

For the ingredients I used the nutritional information for 105g of the Protein Ice Cream is;

Calories- 105

Fat- 1g

Carbs- 7.6g

Sugars- 6.9g

Protein- 9.5g