28 February 2012

Strawberry Heaven On A Stick

I have made this dessert on several occasions and it is always a crowd pleaser.  This treat is not only gorgeous but it is just the perfect amount of love on a stick.  This treat takes a little more time to create because of the stick and all, so if you don't have extra time then stick with the old fashioned treat and top with shredded chocolate and coconut pieces.

Strawberry Heaven on a Stick

1 loaf of Angel Food Cake, cut into square pieces
Strawberries, cleaned and chopped into big squares
Squares of dark chocolate, melted with a Tablespoon of canola oil
Toasted shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
Square flat marshmallows, optional
Blueberries, optional (this addition looks delightful for 4th of July celebrations)

Hopefully you are not someone who likes measurements because I'm someone who occasionally works best without one.  Each time I made these I made around 40 kabobs to feed big crowds.  I used around 2-3 big tubs of strawberries.  1 1/2 loafs of angel food cake.  Around 1/4 cup of melted chocolate.  About 1/8 cup toasted coconut.   I used the marshmallows on half of the kabobs I made.  It was a good addition but I omitted it the second time around because I had to prepare the dessert the day before and I didn't want the marshmallows to get soggy.  I have also used blueberries and added them to the layers as well and topped the kabob with 3 blueberries on the very top.  Loved all the color.

Line a cookie sheet with tin foil or a silpat.  Set near your work station.

Skewer a strawberry first, followed by angel food and continue to make as many layers as you like.  I did two and finished with a strawberry on top.  If using marshmallows or blueberries remember to add them to the layers.  Lay finished kabobs on cookie sheet in a single layer.

Melt chocolate and oil in microwave.  The oil gives the chocolate a nice sheen and thins the chocolate for drizzling.

Sprinkle a little bit of coconut over kabobs.  Drizzle the chocolate over the kabobs and promptly sprinkle more coconut over chocolate.  Place kabobs in fridge to harden chocolate.  Once hardened turn kabobs over and sprinkle and drizzle all over again.

Serve on a pretty dish and be ready for all the compliments and praise.  Heck, you worked hard enough, so graciously smile and accept all the hoots and hollers over your dessert!!!

For Printable Version of this Recipe click--->Strawberry Heaven on A Stick

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