Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Updated: Sep 30, 2020






One of my favorite desserts to make for family at home are the fabulous Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Even With being one of the easiest and inexpensive desserts to make, chocolate-covered strawberries are one of those fancy, bite-size desserts that everyone loves. They are beautiful and impressive looking, but they are incredibly simple. One batch of chocolate-covered strawberries-only takes about 20 minutes to make!



WHAT TYPE OF CHOCOLATE SHOULD YOU USE FOR CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES?





Since this is such a simple recipe with just two essential ingredients, the quality of chocolate is necessary. The higher rate of chocolate, the better they will taste, and I have found that using GHIRARDELLI Semi-sweet chocolate works best.


Ingredients:


(2) 4 oz package Ghirardelli Baking Bar 1 white chocolate 1 semi sweet or chocolate of choice.


1 pound of Fresh Strawberry Stems attached




HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES:


Wash and dry the strawberries.

Prepare desired toppings (nuts, toasted coconut, etc.)

Microwave Method: Using microwave safe container, place chocolate in microwave oven on medium power (50%) for 1-1 ½ minutes. Remove and stir. If melted, return to the microwave and repeat heating steps, stirring every 30 seconds, as scorching can occur. When small lumps remain, remove and continue to stir to complete melting.


Prepping Your Station:

Once the chocolate has begun melting, pull out a baking sheet and line it with parchment or wax paper. Grab your strawberries and decorations and set them up in a convenient manner.




Dipping!


Now the fun part! Wrap your bowl of chocolate in a towel, to keep the chocolate warm. Take a strawberry by the leaves, dunk the strawberry into the chocolate, and rotate it if need be from side to side. If the bowl is too shallow, transfer the chocolate into a mug, so all you need to do is dip the strawberry once to get it entirely covered. Lay the strawberry down on the parchment or wax paper and repeat.



HOW TO STORE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES:

Store chocolate-covered strawberries in a cool location.  You may store them in the refrigerator, uncovered, up to one day, leaving them on the same baking sheet you placed them on after dipping. If serving them the same day you make them (which is preferred), store them, uncovered, on your counter away from sunlight or heat.







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