Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a really simple and quick dessert to make for any kind of celebration. They are an excellent edible gift too.

Chocolate covered strawberries not only look exotic but are very easy to make.

Valentine’s Day is coming up, so I thought of sharing this amazingly easy recipe to make chocolate covered strawberries at home.

If you are bored of gifting the same old gifts like chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day, then you should definitely try making these. Strawberries are so delicious to eat and covering them in chocolate makes them all the more divine. These chocolate covered strawberries can certainly make your Valentine’s Day extra special.

Your loved one will be not only be delightfully surprised but also be super impressed on receiving this amazing personalized gift from you.

These chocolate covered strawberries will make an excellent dessert too on Valentine’s Day.

They are not only super easy but also fun to make. You don’t need to be an expert or have any fancy equipment. All you need is chocolate and strawberries.

Even if you are not celebrating Valentine’s Day you can make these chocolate covered strawberries for any other occasion. Make them as a special dessert for your family and friends or you can make them with your kids too and they will enjoy making these. They are really yummy so do try making them.

INGREDIENTS:

12 medium sized strawberries, washed and dried

125 gms dark chocolate, cut into pieces

50 gms white chocolate, cut into pieces

2 teaspoons butter

METHOD:
  1. Place a sheet of parchment/greaseproof/butter paper on a tray.
  2. Wash the strawberries and wipe them dry with a paper towel.
  3. Melt the dark chocolate along with 1 teaspoon butter in a microwave or by using the double boiler method. Once melted, place it into a bowl and allow it to cool.
  4. Once the chocolate is cooled, hold the strawberry by the leaves or the stem and dip it into the chocolate. Keep rotating it around to ensure that all sides get evenly coated.
  5. After it is coated on all sides allow the excess chocolate to drip for a few seconds and then place it on the tray lined with parchment/greaseproof/butter paper. Repeat with all strawberries and allow the chocolate to dry.
  6. Melt the white chocolate along with 1 teaspoon butter in a microwave or by using the double boiler method. Once melted, place it into a bowl and allow it to cool.
  7. Once cooled, pour the white chocolate into either a piping bag or a ziplock bag and pipe horizontal lines or zigzag patterns over the chocolate covered strawberries.
  8. In case you don’t have a piping bag or a ziplock bag then you can dip a spoon or fork and move it across the chocolate covered strawberries to create the desired pattern.
  9. Allow them to set on the parchment/greaseproof/butter paper until the white chocolate has completely dried .
  10. In case you don’t want white chocolate over the strawberries, then you can also cover them with colourful sprinkles or chocolate chips but make sure you do this before the dark chocolate dries.
  11. You can now enjoy them! 🙂

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Strawberries and melted chocolate

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries all done!

Storing Instructions:

The shelf life of these chocolate covered strawberries is around 2 to 3 days if they are refrigerated.

 Serving Suggestions:

  1. If you are giving these as gift then place them in muffin/cupcake liners and then into a box, a heart shaped box would be the best.
  2. If you are serving them as a dessert then you can serve them as they are or they can also look pretty on top of a cake or a cupcake.

Additional Notes: 

  1. You can use a toothpick while dipping the strawberries if you want. I had tried doing this but I found it easier to just hold the strawberries by the leaves and dip them.
  2. I have used butter but you can use any flavourless oil. It is just to make melting the chocolate easier and also gives a nice shine to the chocolate.
  3. I have used dark cooking chocolate but you can use your favourite brand of chocolate like Dairy Milk, Lindt etc. and can use milk chocolate too.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a really simple and quick dessert to make for any kind of celebration. They are an excellent edible gift too.

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