Three little words can make me happy: chocolate-covered strawberries. Those red, heart-shaped fruits, that melted chocolate, together in one sweet, scrumptious bite.
I made them a couple of days ago for my girlfriend aka the chocolate obsessed. No other treat is more romantic than chocolate-covered strawberries. And no other treat is easier. You can also decorate the strawberries with chocolate drizzle and sprinkles!
You can actually make them at home by following these easy steps:
- Gently wash the strawberries, pat them dry with a clean dishtowel or paper towel and set them on a try covered in paper towels. Wait until the strawberries are completely dry before proceeding with the rest of the steps
- Stir frequently until chocolate is smooth and all chips have melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate – melt it slowly an stir gently for best results.
Now there are two ways to melt chocolate:
1. on the stove. With this technique the key is to melt the chocolate over low heat. What you will need to do is bring 2 inches of water to a low simmer in a saucepan. Place your chocolate chips into a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl on the mouth of the pot. Make sure that there is a gap between the bottom of the bowl and the water p. Stir the chocolate as its melts. Your chocolate should melt within a few minutes.
2. in the microwave. That’s my go-to technique for this recipe. I think it’s good when you don’t have enough time but you still want to make them.
I used Baker’s – Dipping Chocolate.
- Place the chocolate into a microwave and microwave for 30 seconds until melted. When chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat and start dipping your strawberries! I like to dip strawberries into the chocolate at a bit of an angle, then twist them around in the chocolate so nearly all the fruit is coated. When strawberry is fully coated in chocolate, lift it out of the bowl and let any excess chocolate drip off. Place chocolate covered strawberries on your wax paper – covered baking sheet to set. Repeat until all strawberries have been dipped in chocolate.
- When chocolate is complete solid, put berries in an airtight container and store in a cool place away from a heat source.
Have you ever made chocolate-covered strawberries? Got any tips to share?