Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are an indulgent and easy Valentine’s Day dessert that can be made for a fraction of the cost of the high-priced, store-bought ones. Customize them with your favorite chocolate – dark, milk, or white. You can even top them with crushed cookies, candies, or sprinkles!
- 1 pound/pint fresh strawberries
- 7 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 7 ounces white chocolate, chopped
Line a baking sheet with paper towel and set aside. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Rinse the berries well under cool water. Spread onto paper-towel lined baking sheet and pat dry with additional paper towel.
In microwave safe bowls, heat the chocolates in 45 second bursts, stirring after each round, until chocolate is 90% melted. Continue stirring until totally melted, smooth and glossy.
Working one-by-one, grab a berry and wipe again with a paper towel to ensure it is totally dry (otherwise the chocolate won’t stick!), and dunk into melted chocolate. Allow excess to drip off before placing onto parchment lined baking sheet. Dip half of the berries in the melted dark chocolate and half into the white.
When the berries are dipped, pour the remaining chocolate into pastry bags (or small sandwich baggies), snip a small corner of the end off, and drizzle the alternate chocolate over the dipped berry. IE: Drizzle white chocolate over a dark chocolate dipped strawberry.
Let berries stand for at least 30 minutes before serving.
*If at any point the chocolate begins to harden during the dipping process, simply zap in microwave for another 10 – 12 seconds and stir until smooth.
*Chocolate Covered Strawberries can be made a day or two in advance – simply store in the fridge in an air-tight container. Remove from fridge at least 45 minutes before serving.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg