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Chocolate Strawberries They are an easy and delicious dessert. All you need are two ingredients, fresh strawberries and chocolate, that's all! Make them for parties, candy or gifts. And of course they are perfect for Valentine's Day.
Whether it's a gift for a lover, a friend or yourself, there is nothing better than chocolate covered strawberries. They have a rich chocolate outer shell plus refreshing sweetness with every bite. And the best part? This recipe can be done in about 30 minutes. Now let's get started.
Chocolate covered strawberry ingredients
Yes, this recipe only requires 2 simple ingredients. This is what you need:
- Strawberries: It is best to get large, fresh strawberries that are perfectly ripe. Make sure the color is a vibrant deep red with fewer whites on top. These are signs that they will be sweeter and tastier.
- Chocolate: Semi-sweet to dark chocolate combines well with the sweetness of the strawberry. But milk chocolate and white chocolate also work. As for the fusion, you can use chocolate chips, chocolate bars or melted chocolate.
Chocolate brands I recommend
- Pascha Chocolate is organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan. I love 55% and 65% chocolate chips. They also make white chocolate.
- Hu Chocolate is organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and paleo (no refined sugars). But it is a little bit more bitter at 70%.
- Lily’s Chocolate is gluten free, dairy free and Fair Trade certified. Contains soy lecithin but is sweetened with stevia and erythritol, making it keto friendly.
Should you add oil to the chocolate?
While this step is completely optional, oil can be added to the chocolate mix. The oil mixes with the chocolate to help soften the outer layer very slightly. So when you bite into it, the shell doesn't completely crumble.
If you decide to follow this step, simply add a tablespoon of coconut oil (don't worry, it won't flavor the chocolate).
Chocolate covered strawberry tips
Before we dive into this recipe, here are a few things to keep in mind.
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- Make sure your strawberries are washed and completely dry before dipping it in chocolate. Otherwise, the chocolate will not stick to the strawberry.
- If you use strawberries directly from the fridge, let them sit on the counter until they reach room temperature. Because they have cooled in the refrigerator, they will condense naturally, which we don't want when dipping in chocolate!
- When you lift the strawberry from the chocolate, gently scrape off excess chocolate the bottom of the strawberry on the edge of the bowl. This will prevent you from having a puddle of chocolate on the baking sheet.
- You can dip the strawberries in the bowl of melted chocolate or transfer the melted chocolate to a shot glass, making it easy to dive up and down.
- Serve each chocolate covered strawberry at room temperature. Chocolate won't crumble as much and it's best not to bite into an icy strawberry.
How to make chocolate covered strawberries
Once you have your strawberries, chocolates, and coconut oil ready, it's time to start preparing.
- Line a plate or baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Clean the strawberries. Wash them thoroughly to remove dirt and debris.
- Dry the strawberries. Dry each with a kitchen towel or kitchen paper. You want the strawberries to be completely dry before dipping them in chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate. Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Then heat the mixture in 20 second increments. Stir in the middle until smooth and creamy. You can also melt the chocolate on a stovetop using a double rotisserie.
- Dip the strawberries. With each strawberry, pick it up by the leaves and slowly dip it into the chocolate mixture until it almost reaches the top. Rotate the bur to ensure that all sides are covered.
- Place the dipped strawberries on the baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of the strawberries.
- Let the chocolate set. Allow the strawberries to sit at room temperature until completely dry. You can also place the baking sheet in your refrigerator to speed up the process.
Get creative with the ingredients
If you have a little extra time, feel free to dress up your strawberries with crisp and extra flavors. Here are some ideas to get started.
- Chocolate drizzle: Reserve extra chocolate to melt. Then create a small pipe bag by pouring the mixture into a plastic bag. Cut off the tip of the bag and squeeze gently to drizzle over the strawberries.
- Chopped nuts: Choose from chopped walnuts, pistachios, almonds or hazelnuts. Just be sure to roll them into the nuts while they're still wet.
- grated coconut: Place the flakes in a small bowl and roll the strawberry while it is still wet.
- Toasted coconut flakes: In a skillet, cook the coconut flakes over medium-low heat until golden brown. Be sure to stir occasionally so that all flakes are cooked. Then repeat the same process as the grated coconut above.
- Cocoa fragments: Crush some cocoa beans and roll the strawberry for an extra rich flavor.
Do them in advance
Ideally, chocolate covered strawberries tastes better the day you make them. But if you are short on time, you can do this one day in advance. Simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Once they are dipped and the chocolate is dry, place them in a single layer on a paper towel to remove any moisture.
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If you need a bite-sized variety of candy, here are some delicious ideas that will wow anyone.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Chocolate covered strawberries are an easy and delicious dessert prepared in advance. Learn how to make them perfectly for your next party, sweet gift or Valentine's Day!
- 16 ounces fresh strawberries
- 10 ounces chocolate chips, semi-sweet, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate – everything works
Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Wash strawberries to remove dirt and debris.
Dry the strawberries with a paper towel. Strawberries should be completely dry before dipping.
Add the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Heat the mixture in 20 second increments, stirring until smooth as silk. If you want to add coconut oil to make the chocolate a little bit softer (see advice above), you can add it here and stir with the chocolate.
With each strawberry, pick it up by the leaves and slowly dip it into the chocolate mixture until it almost reaches the top. Rotate the bur to ensure that all sides are covered. Then, lift the strawberry and gently shake off the excess chocolate.
Carefully place the dipped strawberries on the baking sheet and repeat for each.
Let the strawberries stand until completely dry, or place them in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to firm the chocolate.
- Be sure to read all the tips in the previous post, including the type of chocolate I recommend.
Calories: 70 kcal, carbohydrates: 8 g, protein: 1 g, fat: 4 g, saturated fat: 3 g, cholesterol: 1 mg, sodium: 13 mg, potassium: 104 mg, fiber: 1 g, sugar: 5 g , vitamin A: 2 IU, vitamin C: 11 mg, Calcium: 39 mg, Iron: 1 mg
chocolate covered strawberries