Rabbit’s Carrots | Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Carrots for a Winnie the Pooh themed party
Are they carrots or strawberries? You must take a bite to find out! Your brain said they were carrots right? Come on now — they look like adorable little carrots on a plate of dirt. I totally fooled you, because they are actually juicy strawberries dipped in an orange colored white chocolate and set in a plate of crumbled chocolate cookies to resemble fresh carrots in the garden. You can read all about our Winnie the Pooh themed baby showers, here.
Of course, I totally made these for our Winnie the Pooh themed baby shower along with some other easy, DIY, cute decor. There's more about that on this post. I used my favorite white chocolate, which happens to be paleo-friendly, vegan, keto-friendly and organic from Evolved Chocolate. I’m so thankful they make a white chocolate. It’s so creamy and a big hit in our home.
For the coloring, I used Color Kitchen Foods natural orange coloring, which comes in a powder form. It’s made from turmeric and is free of artificial dyes! HOORAY!
The dirt was made from Siete Foods Mexican Chocolate Crunchy Cookies. We pounded them with a mallet and used them to sprinkle on a platter to look like dirt. The flavor of the “dirt” went really well with the “carrots” and these cookies are also gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, soy-free, non-GMO and dairy-free!
As always, please use organic strawberries because they are the most pesticide sprayed produce! If you can find some with some extra or large green leaves this will help you dip the strawberries easier and looks cuter when presented. Also, know that the amount of each ingredient below will be determined by how many strawberries you’re making.
Make sure your strawberries are cold as this will help the melted chocolate harden easier and faster.
Melt the white chocolate and mix in the orange coloring. Dip each strawberry in to cover as much of the berry as you can. Holding the leaves will help achieve this easier. Once dipped in the white chocolate, allow any excess to drip off and shake the berry a little to help. Once most of the chocolate has dripped off, place on a parchment paper lined plate or cutting board and put in the fridge for 20 minutes or until the chocolate is hard. You can double dip the strawberries if you’d like a thicker orange coating.
Remove from the fridge and use a spoon to drizzle to add a few extra lines across each berry. Place back in the fridge while you make the dirt.
Take a bag of the chocolate cookies and pound it with a mallet (or place in a food processor) until cookies are crumbled and look like dirt. Pour onto a plate or platter you plan to serve the carrots on. Remove strawberries from the fridge and place them in the dirt.
For serving, if you’d like to paint a mini terracotta pot to look like a little pot of honey, add some flora foam inside and top with moss. Glue popsicle sticks together and write RABBIT’S CARROTS and place them into the floral foam so your guests know what you’re serving.