It’s surprisingly simple to learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries. Amaze friends with your new talent for making chocolate dipped fruit!
If you love chocolate, you should also try my dairy-free chocolate pudding recipe (if you love dairy, you can use that to make it, too).
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I had a really tight budget when I got married, and my aunt quite literally saved my wedding by making ALL of the food from scratch. Well, I did buy the wedding cake – from a grocery store. It was delicious and pretty.
I didn’t know she’d made chocolate covered strawberries until AFTER the wedding, when I saw photos of the reception. I was kind of sad that I had missed out on one of my favorite treats at my very own wedding.
Chocolate dipped strawberries remained a once a decade or so treat until this month, when I suddenly realized: chocolate covered strawberries are ridiculously easy to make!
Now I can make all the chocolate covered strawberries I want, whenever I want. They only take a few minutes, they look lovely, and they taste delicious.
My Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe
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Making delicious chocolate covered strawberries is all about having the right ingredients and the right tools. Here are my recommended ingredients:
- Medium-sized to large-ish strawberries. If they are too big, they are a mess to eat. If they are too small they are hard to dip, and you don’t have enough fruit per chocolate.
- Good melting chocolate. Having good chocolate makes all the difference! I like Sephra Premium Dark Fondue Chocolate. If you are more of a milk chocolate or a white chocolate person, the same company sells those flavors.
Next, you need the right tools.
I’ve melted chocolate all sorts of ways (I’m kind of a chocoholic). There are pluses and minuses to different methods, but this little cast iron melting pot is my absolute favorite method.
It heats up quickly, and then stays warm, making for evenly melted chocolate. The integrated spouts make it super easy to pour your chocolate.
Make sure you also have parchment paper on hand for cooling the chocolate. You can place the parchment paper on top of a tray, cutting board, or cookie sheet. Make sure it’s one that can fit in your fridge while the chocolate is cooling!
How to Dip Strawberries in Chocolate
Wash your strawberries and let them dry before you start melting your chocolate. You’ll want to keep the stems on, as that’s how you hold the strawberry to dip it in chocolate and also how your guests will pick the strawberries up for eating. The green stem also provides a lovely contrast to the strawberry fruit and chocolate.
First, you need to melt your chocolate, Place your pot on the stove, pour in some of the melting chocolate. Stir on medium heat until the chocolate is completely melted.
Once your chocolate is thoroughly melted, dip strawberries right into the chocolate in the pot, rolling them until they are thoroughly covered. You can double or triple dip strawberries if you want a thicker chocolate layer.
Once the chocolate sets you can arrange the strawberries on a plate, tray, or platter for serving.
How to Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries
How Long do Chocolate Covered Strawberries Last?
Chocolate covered strawberries taste best if you eat them within 48 hours of making them.
Have you ever made chocolate covered strawberries? Do you have any tips to add to my tutorial?
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