Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Nothings says I love you like a plate of chocolate dipped strawberries!

They’re decadent, luscious, and they are the perfect sweet treat.  I love everything about them. Biting through the delicious chocolate to get to that delightful sweet strawberry inside.  They make an excellent gift for anyone who loves chocolate and nothing is better than a homemade gift to show someone you care.

I recently took a cooking class to learn how to properly dip strawberries.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Here is what they taught me…

If you follow these very simple steps it is a cinch to make chocolate dipped strawberries look like you bought them from an expensive chocolatier.

  1. Wash your strawberries in the morning on the day you are going to dip your strawberries.  Make sure they are completely dry.  This makes a huge difference with how the chocolate adheres.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  3. Melt chocolate chips (or candy coating) in the microwave or over a double boiler, following package instructions.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into a container that is deeper than it is wide.
  5. Grab one strawberry by the stem and dip it into the chocolate.  Do not completely cover to strawberry with chocolate up to the stem.  It looks professional when about 1/4 inch of the strawberry is showing.  Place the strawberry onto the parchment paper and let dry on the counter.

For the drizzle

*This can be the same color chocolate or for a contrast use the opposite color.

  1. Using a sandwich bag place a small amount (it dries fast in the bag and you will waste the chocolate if you use a large amount) of the melted chocolate into the bag.
  2. Cut a small amount off of the tip of the sandwich bag.
  3. Drizzle the chocolate in any design you like over the hardened chocolate dipped strawberry.

Other Toppings

Sprinkles

Crushed cookie pieces

Crushed nuts

Mini chocolate chips

Crushed candy bars

How to store your chocolate dipped strawberries:

Chocolate dipped strawberries should be gifted and/or eaten the day they are made.  Although you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a day they will not have the same luster and freshness and may have condensation.  Line the container with a paper towel to help wick away any of the moisture from the strawberries.

These are the chocolate dipped strawberries I made at home.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Have you ever made chocolate dipped strawberries? 

 

Until next Time…

XOXO

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10 comments

  1. Nadalie says:

    Oh my, those little tuxedo strawberries are beyond adorable. Just want to eat them up! I’m all for this combo, granted it’s dark chocolate. YuM!

  2. Jewish Chick says:

    Besides the fact that I’m drooling as I’m reading this, these are such helpful tips! I want to try this for next Valentine’s Day, my daughter’s school has a party every year and these are perfect for it!

  3. Lisa Torres Allen says:

    These looks heavenly good! I might treat myself and the whole fam to these this weekend. Thanks for the idea!

  4. Sara says:

    Oh my goodness, this post is a lifesaver! I tried to make these for a school party last year and failed miserably but I tried this last night and it worked!! Fab, and loved by all 🙂

  5. Amanda says:

    These look amazing! Great job! I love taking classes to learn new skills, and clearly this was a great course to take! Thanks for sharing all these tips!

  6. Shilpa Bindlish says:

    I’m not very fond of strawberries, but my son is crazy for these. I’m gonna surprise him by serving chocolate dipped strawberries this time. He would love it for sure.

  7. Laura says:

    Strawberries and chocolate?! …You are speaking my language! Those are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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