Chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect quick and easy dessert for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion such as a wedding, shower, anniversary, or Mother’s Day. Strawberries and chocolate go together perfectly. However, you could easily modify this recipe and use different types of fruit.
Tips: Use a high quality chocolate such as Godiva brand and ripe organic strawberries. You can use dark chocolate or milk chocolate.
- 1 lb fresh organic strawberries
- 6 ounces chocolate
- 3 ounces white chocolate (optional)
Wash and throughly dry your strawberries. If you do not dry them well enough, the chocolate may have trouble sticking.
Put a small pot on your stove over high heat and add about an inch of water. Find a heat-safe bowl that you can fit over the pot so that the bottom of the bowl is above the boiling water. This will allow the steam to melt the chocolate. You can also use a bain-marie.
Stir the chocolate with a long spoon until fully melted. Steam may escape from around the bowl and burn you so you want to use a long spoon so your hand isn't above the bowl.
Dip each of the strawberries into the chocolate. Keep a small part of the top of the strawberry free of chocolate so that part of the strawberry can be seen.
Place each of the chocolate covered strawberries onto a plate topped with a sheet of wax paper. You can put this is the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden onto the strawberries.
(Optional) If you want to make your chocolate dipped strawberries look fancy for a special occasion such as Valentines's Day, you can use white chocolate to create designs onto the dark chocolate.
Using the same pot as above, add some extra water if you need to and place a new bowl over the pot. Add your white chocolate.
Stir the white chocolate until fully melted. Turn off the burner.
Spoon the white chocolate into a snack-sized ziplock bag. Use a scissor to cut the smallest amount you can off of one of the bottom corners of the bag. This should make a very tiny opening.
Push the white chocolate down to the corner of the bag that has the cut off tip. If the white chocolate is too hot to handle through the bag then let it cool for a minute. Then gently squeeze out the white chocolate onto the dark chocolate covered strawberries. You want a very thin line of white chocolate coming out. This will allow you to create intricate designs.
For a great presentation, serve your chocolate dipped strawberries on a long slender plate lined up in a row.
Now that you have learned how to make chocolate covered strawberries, please be sure to view these other chocolate recipes and these fruit recipes.
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