Frighten your friends with our Scary Berry Jack O’Lanterns!
18 large California Giant strawberries
8 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt
3 cups confectioners sugar
3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
powdered orange food coloring as desired
2 ounces Scharffen Berger 72% Signature Dark Chocolate (1 bar)
Place the Greek yogurt in cheesecloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Place the cheesecloth and yogurt in a small colander and place in the refrigerator overnight on a shallow dish to drain more liquid.
Wash and dry berries thoroughly. Set aside.
Add yogurt, sugar, vanilla, and butter to a medium mixing bowl and beat until very smooth (about 3 minutes). Add powdered food color and beat until well combined. Check for color and add more as necessary.
Dip berries in the yogurt dip and place on a parchment lined baking sheet to cool/harden.
Melt chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a small saucepan with about an inch of simmering water. Pour the chocolate into a plastic piping bag or make one from parchment paper rolled into a cone with a tiny tip cut off.
Use the small tipped piping bag to draw a jack o’lantern face on the dipped berries with chocolate. Allow to cool/harden completely before serving.