Chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for your loved ones, or for any special occasion!
Prep Time:20 mins
Total Time:20 mins
Yield:About 12 Chocolate Covered Strawberries
1 pint of strawberries
8 ounces dark chocolate
8 ounces white chocolate
Toppings of choice – toasted nuts, coconuts, crushed cookies, sprinkles, etc, about 1/2 cup
Wash and thoroughly dry the strawberries, then lay them on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and leave at room temperature for one hour.
Melt the chocolate:
Double-boiler method: place the chocolate in a medium-sized glass bowl that can rest on top of a pot without falling in. Fill the pot with a couple inches of water, place the bowl of chocolate over top, and bring the water to a boil. Use a spatula to constantly stir the chocolate until it’s melted and smooth.
Microwave method: place the chocolate in a medium-sized glass bowl and microwave it in 20-30 second increments on 50% power or the defrost setting, stirring well between each spell, until it’s melted and smooth.
Swirl the strawberries in the chocolate, then let the excess drip off. Roll the strawberries in the toppings of your choice, or sprinkle them on, then place the strawberries on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Let the strawberries sit for at least one hour at room temperature, then eat.
To store the strawberries, line an airtight container with paper towels and lay the strawberries in an even layer on the bottom of the container. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.