Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bites

So, would you like to hear about the recent family drama!?

It revolves around a blanket.

My {almost} 2 year old’s blanket and it’s not just any blanket.  It’s THE blanket.  He carries it everywhere with him and he snuggles with it at night.  I’m pretty sure I’ll have to sew it into a sports coat once he’s older.

If only I’d have thought of that sooner we {and when I say “we” I really mean “I”} would have been saved some heartbreak.

I mentioned he carries it everywhere.  EV.RY.WHERE.  Naturally he had it at my other son’s {remember, there’s four of them} soccer game.  Well, we ran from t-ball practice, to soccer, then back to another baseball practice.  You could say my head was, well, elsewhere.  Or not there.

Thankfully when we got home I immediately looked for it.  In the car.  No.

In the stroller!?  No!

Somehow wadded up in the folding chairs!?  NO! and NO!

At this point I’m panicking.  I call mr, who is still at baseball practice with my oldest, and frantically explain what is going on and that he needs to race over to the soccer field to find the blanket which he does.  My hero.

Was it there?  He.  No.  So now I’m thinking maybe it fell between the seats of the car and I should remove a screw or two.  10 hours later, with parts everywhere…

Just kidding.  Instead I teared up thinking about all the memories made as I cradled a sick baby or swaddled him with the blanket.  THE blanket.

I was really heartbroken.  Which surprised me.

We decided to go about our bedtime routine and see how he did.  Honestly, he did okay.  When he started searching for it I was about to lose it.  I’m about to lose it now just thinking about it.  No joke.  He’s my baby.  What more can I say.

Now fast forward 20 hours and I decide to check for a lost and found at the parks and rec center.  Low and behold they have one, kinda.  Basically it’s a tool shed where they put stuff that’s been left behind.  Some of the folks were out there who understood my plight.  After searching through piles of things we found it.

Oh, hallelujah, the sun is shining, the birds are singing.

And they will be getting cookies tomorrow.  Amazing cookies.

Now that I’ve gone through the whole spiel {shhpeel} I’m thinking about how much motherhood has changed me.  Seriously folks.  I’m getting emotional over a blanket.

That’s just it though, I don’t think I’m that much different from any other mother.  Consider this a little peek into the heart of a mother who would not rest until her baby had his blanket back.  If I hadn’t found it my next stop was Amazon.  And over night shipping.  Fact.

So honor your mother this Mother’s Day with something she will love.  Chocolate and strawberries.

This recipe is so easy even the kids could help make it.  Dads?  The ball is in your court.  I’d also like to mention that naps are good.  And they’re free which makes them even better.


  1. Motherhood sure is nuts, isn’t it. Sweet story–glad you found it! Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. It really is amazing how much motherhood changes you!! And these look fantastic. Just might have to forward this to my hubby! 😉

  3. Your inspiring me to do something nice for the Mrs 🙂 I might just do it! Glad you found the blankie, I have the same probs with my daughter except it’s head bands and sparkly shoes..oy!
    Happy Mothers Day!!

    • I hear ya! As a mother, if it’s not chocolate and strawberries I’d be more than happy with those Biscoff Corn Dogs. Holy stretchy pants Batman! Those looked insane.

  4. What a beautiful (and delicious) way to show moms how special they are!

  5. First of all, these look amazing! Secondly, you’re an awesome Mom! I would have taken that opportunity to detach my kid from the vice. But that’s just me…I am the one who took her daughter to the park and made her tie balloons to her pacifier and let them go… Happy Mother’s Day Krista!!

    • And don’t forget the water gun incident. 😉 You are a fabulous mother…don’t ever forget it! Happy Mother’s Day Shawn, love ya!

  6. these look delicious! Sooo glad you found THE blanket 🙂

  7. I can imagine how frenetic the blanket episode was. I’m glad your little boy got it back! I love these strawberries. So fun and so simple. Not to mention delicious too! Happy Mother’s Day!

  8. Instead of a blanket my oldest nephew had a favorite pillow. My sister bought multiples of it because each one would never last long. He’s outgrown it, thankfully, but I remember how important it was to have it then. Just like your son’s blanket.

    Love the strawberry bites!

  9. What cute bites! Hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day and that your family blesses you with something delicious! 🙂

  10. sweet and hilarious story about the blanket! after that conundrum, Mom deserves chocolate-covered strawberry bites for sure! Terrific-looking dessert, Krista!

  11. Glad you found the blanket! We had a similar instance with a bear. Except we were in a hotel room. We left for the day to do our activities, come back and it is gone! We called the front desk, stalked them, never turned up. Had to spend $45 to get a new one (not made anymore found it on ebay) sent to us. The things you will do for your kid.

  12. All our old blankets/comforters usually goes to our doggies. When my son was still in pre-school he said he wanted to keep one of said comforters. He used to tag it with him to the lounge, outside, back to his get the pic. He is now 20 ! and still won’t let go of the tattered thing. Still his favorite on chilly nights when he watches TV with us in the lounge. Anyway, happy Mother’s Day to you and all the other mother’s ! Hope everyone gets spoiled rotten.

    • Oh my goodness, I know the feeling! I’m watching that blanket like a hawk now since leaving it at home is not yet an option. I hope you had a fabulous Mother’s Day!

  13. What a funny story about the blanket! Glad you secured it. Happy Mother’s Day!!! These little strawberry nuggets looks really tasty!!!

  14. I am so glad you found it! I think I was the happiest mom ever when my kid imprinted on her burp cloths, the ones we had a gazillion of. Love these berries too!

  15. I know that panicky feeling – so glad THE blanket was recovered. Whew! Happy Mother’s Day, Krista – you totally deserve about a hundred of these lovely little bites 🙂

  16. Ahh I can totally relate to your story. My kids have their stuffed animals and every night before bed time we search for them entire house. I don’t allow them to bring the animals outside, so we know somewhere in the house! But everyday, it takes like 10-15 minutes! I’m glad your son got it back! And I LOVE that picture when he’s holding his blankie to his face… I can imagine!! Happy Mother’s Day to you, Krista! And what a wonderful treat you made! 🙂

  17. Such a fun story :-). And your strawberries are so pretty! Reminds me of the chocolate dipping set that I bought and did not have a chance to use. Maybe tomorrow, thanks to your inspiration :-).

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  18. Shaiana A. Twain says:

    These are the best mini…what do you call them? LOL! I can’t think of a name for these that really suits the divine taste and texture! *Sigh. This is like the best bites that my kids have ever tasted and that is what my kids said. For the first time they have approved my cooking! 😀

    • Woohoo! Score one for Shaiana! I’m glad your kids liked them so much. Now, to figure out how to make these suitable for every meal. Hmmmm. 😉

  19. Adorable little bites and story too. I know who the blankey thing goes we had two kids just like that. Cute baby 🙂

  20. I get it. My kids are in their twenties and I still have their blankets. What can I say.

    • If my kids don’t take their blankets I will most definitely keep them. If that’s crazy then we can be crazy together! 😉

  21. Whew, you found the blankie!!! Amazing how that can make the whole family feel better, isn’t it? Wishing you a belated happy Mother’s Day!!!

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