How to make chocolate covered strawberries. Easy, indulgent treat you can make at home with only three ingredients.
It’s becoming easier and easier to believe that cake only comes from a box. That soup only comes in a can, and that chocolate covered strawberries only come once a year from a website.
But this classic, indulgent treat is easy to make right at home!
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If you’re a chocolate and strawberry lover, it’s time to learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries, right at home. Whether it be for Valentines day, Mother’s Day, a baby shower or random Tuesday, chocolate covered strawberries are always a hit.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
- Fresh strawberries
- Bakers chocolate
- Chocolate shavings
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Chopped nuts
- Crumbled Oreos
WASH AND DRY THE STRAWBERRIES
You’ll want to wash and dry your strawberries with a paper towel. The chocolate will not stick properly if the strawberries are not fully dry. So be sure to let them dry completely.
MELT YOUR CHOCOLATE
For the best chocolate covered strawberries you need the best ingredients. Starting with fresh strawberries and delicious chocolate. I always go with my favorite chocolate and NOT the cheapest chocolate the store has to offer.
Bakers Chocolate is one of my favorites and easy to find.
For this recipe I used Bakers Semi-Sweet chocolate but you can also use milk chocolate, German chocolate or another brand of your liking.
Melt the chocolate one of two ways. In the microwave or using a double broiler.
How to microwave chocolate
In a microwave safe bowl, break the chocolate squares into pieces. Microwave at %50 power and stir every 15 seconds with a rubber spatula until melted.
You can also melt the chocolate using a double broiler. For those of you who are not familiar with what a double broiler is, it’s essentially two pots that fit one of top of the other. The bottom is filled with an inch or so of water and as the water heats up, the chocolate in the top part begins to melt.
You can also make your own double broiler with a small pot filled with an inch of water and a heat safe bowl. Remember to not let the water touch the bottom of your bowl.
Break the chocolate up and reserve a few squares to add in last. Melt your chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining chocolate.
DIP THE STRAWBERRIES
Cover a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Hold the top of the strawberry, dip, turn and coat the entire strawberry. Allow excess chocolate to drip off. Set on wax paper and repeat.
Toppings on chocolate covered strawberries can be as simple as crushed up Graham crackers or Oreos. If you decide you want to add a topping, add it before the chocolate begins to harden.
Once you are done coating your strawberries, place them in the fridge to set.
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ADD WHITE CHOCOLATE
I love white chocolate! So I decided to do a quick white chocolate drizzle. You can either use a fork to drizzle your white chocolate on top of the strawberries or, if you want to be more precise and accurate, use a piping bag. (or sandwich bag with a small hole on one side)
Melt your white chocolate. Drizzle on top.
HOW LONG DO HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES LAST
Chocolate covered strawberries are best eaten within 48 hours. They can be kept on the countertop or in the refrigerator. If you do decide to put them in the refrigerator, place them on a paper towel and cover them lightly with plastic wrap. The paper towel will help keep moisture away, allowing them to stay fresh longer.
I would not recommend freezing them. As they thaw out the strawberries have a high chance of getting mushy.
With just a few ingredients you can make fresh chocolate covered strawberries right at home! And the entire process takes less time than it would to make two dozen cookies. Just to really put this easy treat in perspective.
Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 1lb Fresh Strawberries
- 8oz Bakers Semi-Sweet Chocolate
- 4oz Bakers white chocolate
- Graham crackers
- Chopped nuts
- Chocolate shavings
- Wash strawberries and fully dry with a paper towel.
- Melt chocolate in a microwave, stirring every 15 seconds. Or Use a double broiler. Break the chocolate up and reserve a few squares to add in last. Melt your chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining chocolate.
- Hold the top of the strawberry, dip, turn and coat the entire strawberry. Allow excess chocolate to drip off. Set on wax paper and repeat.
- Add desired toppings.
Adding White Chocolate
- Melt your chocolate.
- Drizzle on top using a fork or piping bag.
- Place in refrigerator and allow to set.
- Serve and enjoy
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