Friday, April 13, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

If there is one thing I get asked more than ever, it is how to make chocolate covered strawberries, and it is so, so easy.  Everyone should try making these at least once!


Ingredients:
- Fresh Strawberries
- Chocolate Chips (I prefer semi sweet)
- any other toppings you can think of for decorating! (sprinkles, coconut, any colored chocolate chip, nuts, etc)


1. Wash Strawberries, let dry on paper towels. (any wet strawberries will cause your chocolate to harden and get lumpy).


2. Melt Chocolate. Easiest way is to microwave chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. I like to microwave them 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between to make sure that the chocolate doesn't burn. (If your chocolate seems a bit stiff, add a tiny bit of vegetable oil to make it more dip-able)

3. Dip Strawberries in chocolate and lay them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

4. Decorate! (My Favorite Part)

 For these swirled ones, I put white chocolate in a ziplock bag, cut a small corner and piped a few fine lines of white chocolate on to a chocolate covered strawberry. Using a toothpick, drag it across the strawberry either up or down to create these pretty patterns! Fancy.



For a more drizzled look, drizzle the chocolate on to the strawberry with a plastic bag


or use a fork to make more sporadic drizzle patterns.

Fork used to drizzle white chocolate
White chocolate piped on to Strawberries with plastic bag

I found these cute red white and blue Fourth of July sprinkles and star sprinkles that look like Fire Works :)





Sometimes I like to add more chocolate chips as decorations to the strawberries.. adds such a fun touch.


5. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes...














6. ENJOY!

Make sure to store your strawberries in the fridge. If making these for an event, it is best to make them the day of, or the day before. They usually only last a few days so make sure that you get the freshest strawberries possible.

1 comment:

  1. oh em gee! i'm famous! my heart strawberry is on here! ;-]

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