Strawberry Basil Chocolate Discs #SundaySupper
Cuisine: Dessert, Candy
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 35 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Dehydrating strawberries is a breeze to do but you need to allocate plenty of time to be around the house as the oven will be on for 6½-7½ hours.
Ingredients
  • 1 quart Florida strawberries - you will need 16 dehydrated Florida strawberry slices for the recipe (instructions are for dehydrating a quart so you will have leftover dehydrated Florida strawberries to enjoy another time)
  • 2 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup (199 grams) white chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup (186 grams) semisweet chocolate, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 185°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Wash and hull the strawberries. Slice small berries in half, larger berries into three or four slices. You do not want the slices to be too thin.
  3. Pat the strawberries off with a paper towel and place them on one of the prepared baking sheets, making sure that they do not touch each other.
  4. Bake for 3½ hours at 185°. Pull the baking sheet out of the oven. Turn the berries over and place on the second baking sheet.
  5. Bake for another 4 hours.
  6. Check the berries periodically and remove berries from the baking sheet once they are dehydrated, transferring them back to the original baking sheet (minus the parchment paper). Dehydrated berries will not feel moist to the touch.
  7. Return the baking sheet to the oven and continue to bake the strawberries until all of them are dehydrated.
  8. Cool completely before making Strawberry Basil Chocolate Discs.
  9. Chop 12 slices of dehydrated strawberries and add to the melted white chocolate and set aside.
  10. Add chopped basil to the melted semisweet chocolate and set aside.
  11. Place a piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
  12. Drop a spoonful of semisweet chocolate onto the paper. Drop a spoonful of white chocolate onto the middle of the semisweet chocolate. Use a toothpick to swirl the two together.
  13. Repeat until all of the chocolate has been used.
  14. Chop the remaining 4 slices of dehydrated strawberries and sprinkle on top of the discs.
  15. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
  16. Store in the freezer, wrapped in parchment paper and a plastic bag.
Notes
Additional time will be needed to dehydrate the strawberries and to freeze the discs once they are assembled. The portion size will vary depending on how large you make the discs. Add additional basil and/or dehydrated strawberries to taste.
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/strawberry-basil-chocolate-discs-sundaysupper