Give Your Heart this Valentine’s Day with Anatomical Heart Dipped Strawberries

This Valentine’s Day, profess your love the only way a horror fan can: by giving your heart to the special ghoul in your life...or at least a batch of these candy-dipped strawberries decorated to look like human hearts.

Anatomical Heart Dipped Strawberries

Rue Morgue Magazine #180 (Jan/Feb 2018)Show Your Love with Anatomical Heart Dipped Strawberries!

This Valentine’s Day, profess your love the only way a horror fan can: by giving your heart to the special ghoul in your life…or at least a batch of these anatomical heart dipped strawberries!

With a juicy strawberry lurking beneath a shell of sweet candy arteries, your bloody Valentine will surely be impressed with this gory twist on a traditional Valentine’s Day treat.

Despite how you may feel about the holiday, we can all agree that the ultimate way to celebrate is with a blood-soaked bite to eat, and one of your favorite horror flicks.

Get this recipe in issue #180 (Jan/Feb 2018) of Rue Morgue Magazine, available on newstands now!

Anatomical Heart Dipped Strawberries

    Anatomical Heart Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    This Valentine’s Day, profess your love the only way a horror fan can: by giving your heart to the special ghoul in your life...or at least a batch of these candy-dipped strawberries decorated to look like human hearts.

      What You Need:

      Candy Clay

      • 1 12-oz bag red candy melts
      • 1/4 C. light corn syrup

      Other Ingredients

      • 1 lb. fresh strawberries
      • 1 12-oz bag red candy melts

      Glaze (optional)

      • 2 parts vodka
      • 1 part light corn syrup

      Other Tools

      • Fondant sculpting tools
      • Skewer or toothpick, for dipping
      • Small brush, for glaze
      • Parchment paper

      What To Do:

      For the Candy Clay

      1

      In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy melts in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval. Stir until completely smooth. Add in the corn syrup, and stir just until combined; it’s important not to overmix! Pour mixture out onto parchment paper, and flatten into a disc-shape with a spatula. Allow to cool at room temperature for at least one hour.

      In another microwave-safe bowl, melt the other bag of candy melts.

      Wash and dry strawberries. Carefully remove the stem from each strawberry. Using a skewer or toothpick, dip each strawberry into the candy melts, making sure the entire strawberry is coated. Set on parchment paper until hardened.

      Break off a small piece of the candy clay, and knead with your hands until softened and pliable. Form small tubes for the aorta, veins, and arteries, using your fondant sculpting tools to blend the edges and add details. Add more candy clay on top to form the atriums and ventricles.

      For the Glaze

      2

      Mix a 2:1 ratio of vodka to light corn syrup. Mix well, and brush on top to add a dewy, wet look to the finished strawberries. Allow to dry completely.

      Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Berries are best when enjoyed within 1-2 days of preparation.

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