- Rinse and dry the strawberries. Make sure you dry them well with a soft cloth. You do not want water on the berries when you dip them in chocolate.
Melting the Chocolate
- Melting chocolate is a delicate but simple task that requires constant attention. Chocolate can burn quite easily, so it's important to melt at a low temperature, be patient and follow the right steps to ensure a bowl of smooth melted chocolate for dipping.
- There are two trusted methods for melting chocolate: stovetop and microwave. The method you choose depends on your preference and comfort level, but you'll end up with the same result.
- To melt chocolate on the stovetop, place chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. If you do not have a double boiler, place a glass or metal bowl of chocolate over a pot of barely simmering water. The gentle steam from the hot water will slowly melt the chocolate while you stir constantly to help the chocolate melt evenly. Don't let any water from the pot get into the chocolate as the water will cause it to clump and "seize", not melting properly.
- To melt regular chocolate in the microwave, place chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate at medium (50%) power for 1 minute then stir and continue to microwave at medium (50%)power in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted and smooth. The total time will depend on how much chocolate you are melting but should only be a couple minutes.
Dipping the Berries
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper, parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place sprinkles in a shallow bowl or small plate right beside the baking sheet.
- Hold berries by their stem or calyx (green leaves) and dip in bowl of melted chocolate, swirling until coated as much as you like. Gently shake off excess chocolate. Immediately dip chocolate covered berry in sprinkles. Place berry on prepared baking sheet to set. Repeat with remaining berries.
- Place baking sheet of chocolate-covered berries in refrigerator to set for about 15 to 30 minutes. If leaving berries in refrigerator longer than 1 hour, condensation may occur.
- Chocolate-covered berries are best served the day they are made. Chocolate will hold up at room temperature for about 2 hours, depending on the temperature where they are being served. If you need to store overnight, do so in the refrigerator and let berries sit at room temperature about 30 minutes before serving.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe is rated out of 5 by 22.
Rated 4 out of 5 by iopan93 from chocolate covered strawberries treat just made two boxes of Driscoll strawberries chocolate covered. However added a tablespoon of butter to the semisweet dark chocolate. Delish. Today is our anniversary and made the chocolate covered Driscoll strawberries as a treat for us and maybe share a our Meeting for worship tomorrow.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Darlene from Chocolate covered strawberries are my favorite for any occasion, but they're especially romantic for those special holidays like Valentine's Day.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joy65 from Great recipe I ate all the dipped strawberries now Iam loving the sweet blackberries, midnight snacking
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jbronc from Fun to make with the kids! I made these with my son for Valentine's Day. I did add some butter to the chocolate. Make sure your berries are really dry. I put out sprinkles, colored sugar, and some melted white chocolate, as well as the semi-sweet. They were yummy and it was a fun family activity.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mayag from Yummy! Love this recipe it's very easy and delicious! I was always skeptical of a diy chocolate covered strawberries because I thought it's easier to buy them. I tried this recipe and I was wrong- this is super easy and the end result is much better
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sherry from Easy and delicious The consistency was off, but adding a Tbsp of coconut oil to the chocolate when melting made it perfect. Everyone loved them and I will be making again for sure, but again, I had to add oil.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by HeraldSeraphina from So good This was something easy, quick, and delicious. I used colored sugar instead of sprinkles, but I can't really imagine it's all that different. They were very pretty and didn't last long!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justlisa from Always a Good Choice Another easy way to do dipped strawberries, you can you the melting waffers, also adds more colors to your decorating options.
Date published: 2018-02-15