Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Remember those chocolate mousse cupcakes I made recently? Remember how I said I’d be making them again? Well here they are again. This time they’re all dressed up for the holidays. I saw these festive strawberries on The Rookie Chef blog last 4th of July and I immediately starred the recipe and put it in my Holiday folder so I’d remember to make them this year.


I got so many compliments on the strawberries and they were so easy to make. I really like the dark blue candy melts that I found for the Colts cupcakes I made for the Superbowl this year. It’s much closer to the classic red-white-blue than the normal aqua color of the Wilton candy melts. (For anyone who’s wondering, I found the dark blue candy melts at an ACMoore).


Half of my cupcakes got red white and blue star sprinkles and the other half were topped with the red white and blue strawberries. Next year, I’ll also make a bunch of the strawberries for people to enjoy without the cupcakes as well.

Be sure to check the righthand sidebar for other cookout favorites ———->

And here are some festive Red White and Blue Desserts I’ve made in the past:
Layered Cookie Cake
4th of July Red Velvet Cupcakes
4th of July Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Red White and Blue No Bake Frozen Cupcakes

Check out my SECOND week of Strawberry Recipes HERE

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Red White and Blue Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients:

Strawberries, washed and dried
Almond bark or white candy melts
Blue candy melts or blue gel food coloring to mix with the white

Directions:

Wash strawberries and dry on paper towels

Melt almond bark. You can do this in the microwave like I did by just putting it in a bowl, microwaving for 30 seconds, stirring, and then continuing to microwave for 15 second intervals. Make sure and stir between intervals. Or you can do this on a low heat stove top. Just be careful not to burn it!

Dip your strawberries in the almond bark so that it covers about 2/3 of the strawberry. Repeat for all strawberries. Set them on wax paper and allow for them to completely cool.

While your strawberries are cooling, melt your blue candy melts or add your blue coloring to the rest of the almond bark.

Once cooled, dip your strawberries into the blue candy melts but only to the bottom third. Again, transfer to wax paper and allow them to cool.

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12 Responses to “Acorn Squash Stuffed with Autumn Fruit Compote”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I like to stuff my squash with something savory, like spicy sausage stuffing but your dish makes me re-think the whole concept!

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    Michelle — November 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    WOW this looks so good! Thank you for this recipe!

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    Kelsey — November 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I’m so glad you liked this. It is absolutely one of our favorite side dishes this time of year. Your pics are beautiful!

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    Daisy — November 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    what an awesome recipe!!! keeping it in mind…..

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — November 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    This looks so delicious! I have an acorn squash sitting on my counter at home…

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    Megan — November 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    This looks awesome! I roasted an acorn squash the other night and chopped it up and threw it in a salad. You’re making me wish I had stuffed it instead though!

    I linked to this recipe from Examiner. 🙂

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    We Love — November 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    This is awesome! Thanks for the post, the pics are great. Have never tried this before, it is a must. Also we will certainly be telling all of our walnut loving friends about it. This is a perfect post for #WalnutWednesday!

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    Danny — November 3, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    These looks fantastic!! great post 🙂

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    Eliana — November 4, 2010 at 3:28 am

    WOW – these do look like the perfect side dish. Will definitely have to give them a trial run before turkey day.

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    Melissa — November 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    hmm… is this something you think could be adapted for use with butternut squash? Obviously not really “stuffed”. I have a butternut that I’m looking for something to do with…

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    Amy Kingman — November 5, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Yum!!! 😀

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 7, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    What a delicious and tasty looking recipe! It just screams Fall!

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