This Beautiful Dessert Has Been Pinned Over 112,000 Times

This dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your guests.

Have you ever seen a dessert that looks too pretty to eat? Well, these Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Meringue Roses, approved by the Test Kitchen at our sister site, Taste of Home, might fall into that category. But trust us, you’re not going to want to just leave these treats on display. Find out the easy cooking tricks you’d only learn in culinary school.

The only ingredients you need for this simple recipe are egg whites, sugar, freeze-dried strawberries, vanilla extract, strawberry gelatin, and baking chocolate. Home chefs who have tried baking it give it an average rating of five stars. In addition to its high ratings, the recipe has been pinned on Pinterest over 112,000 times! Be sure you’re not making any of these baking mistakes when you try this recipe out.

You’re probably thinking that it takes a seasoned baker to create edible roses that look this beautiful, but anyone can do it. You’ll just need a steady hand and a #1M star piping tip. Cut a hole in the tip of the pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag, add the meringue to the bag, and start creating your flowers. Pop them in the oven and after they’ve cooled, dip the bottoms of the roses in melted chocolate for an extra sweet treat. They’ll look beautiful displayed on your kitchen counter, but chances are, they aren’t going to last very long. Next, check out these brilliant kitchen shortcuts to save you time in the kitchen.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is an Associate Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She writes for rd.com, helps lead the editorial relationship with our partners, manages our year-round interns, and keeps the hundreds of pieces of content our team produces every month organized. In her free time, she likes exploring the seacoast of Maine where she lives and works remotely full time and snuggling up on the couch with her corgi, Eggo, to watch HGTV or The Office.