There's something about Chocolate Covered Strawberries that makes them the perfect sweet treat for any occasion. Whether you're celebrating a romantic holiday with your significant other or indulging in a dessert on a hot summer day, these tasty treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
One of the great things about chocolate covered strawberries is that they're incredibly versatile. You can serve them as a simple dessert on their own, or use them to add a touch of elegance to a more elaborate dish. They're perfect for parties, weddings, and other special occasions, and can be served with champagne or other beverages for an extra special touch.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
People love love love chocolate covered strawberries. For one, they're incredibly delicious! The combination of sweet, juicy strawberries and rich, creamy chocolate is hard to resist.
Strawberries covered in chocolate also a healthier dessert option than many other sweets, as strawberries are low in calories and high in antioxidants. And, of course, they're just plain fun to make and eat!
- Semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
- Making chocolate covered strawberries is incredibly easy and can be done in just a few simple steps. First, you'll need to wash and dry your strawberries thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.
- Next, melt your chocolate in a double boiler or microwave, stirring occasionally until it's smooth and creamy.
- Then, dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate, making sure to coat it completely.
- Finally, let the strawberries cool on a sheet of wax paper until the chocolate hardens.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use any type of chocolate you like, whether it's milk, dark, or white. Just make sure it's high-quality chocolate for the best results.
Make sure to keep your strawberries and chocolate at room temperature before dipping them. If your kitchen is too warm, you can also chill your strawberries in the refrigerator for a few minutes before dipping them.
Make sure to thoroughly dry your strawberries before dipping them in chocolate. Any moisture on the strawberries can cause the chocolate to seize or become grainy. Also, be sure to let the chocolate-coated strawberries cool and harden completely before handling them or transferring them to a plate.
Chocolate covered strawberries are best eaten within 24 hours of making them. However, if you need to store them, you can keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Keep in mind that the longer they're stored, the more the strawberries will release moisture and the texture may change.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 24 large fresh strawberries with leaves attached
- 12 ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
- Rinse the strawberries under cold water and pat them completely dry with a paper towel. Make sure the strawberries are thoroughly dry, any water remaining on the surface will prevent the chocolate from adhering properly.
- In a heatproof bowl, add the semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. Microwave the chocolate chips in 30-second increments, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate using a double boiler on the stovetop.
- Hold each strawberry by the leaves and dip it into the melted chocolate, turning it to coat evenly. Gently shake off any excess chocolate.
- Place the chocolate-coated strawberries on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining strawberries.
- Transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator and chill the strawberries for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate has fully set.
- Once the chocolate is set, remove the chocolate covered strawberries from the refrigerator. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- Optional: If you'd like to add a white chocolate drizzle, melt 4 ounces of white chocolate chips using the same method as the semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. Use a fork or a piping bag with a small tip to drizzle the melted white chocolate over the chocolate-coated strawberries in a zig-zag pattern.
Chocolate covered strawberries are a delicious and versatile dessert that are easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Whether you're enjoying them on your own or sharing them with friends and family, they're sure to be a hit!