Chocolate covered strawberries are a great treat! Everyone knows it’s a celebration when you serve strawberries dipped in chocolate. This chocolate-shop treat is much easier to make than you’d think. Fresh strawberries and good chocolate are all the ingredients you need.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
Robyn at Addapinch.com shares a quick and simple recipe for this chocolate treat. Her instructions are short and simple to follow.
As I said, Robyn’s recipe is easy to follow, but as with any recipe, there are some “tricks of the trade” or techniques to follow. Here are a few added notes:
- It may take a bit of practice learning how to dip and not drop the strawberries in the melted chocolate. If you are having difficulty holding the strawberry, skewer it, just under the green bit, with a toothpick.
- Buy medium-size berries—two-bites berry is a perfect size. The giant ones are beautiful, but they are hard to eat.
- Use berries with fresh green leaves.
- Gently rinse the berries in cool water. Then make sure your strawberries are dried and at room temperature. Let your berries dry completely before you start dipping. That’s right—not a drop of water should be left on the berries.
- When you do the dipping, be sure to hold back the green top so that it does not get covered in chocolate. Try to cover about 2/3 of the strawberry with chocolate. It looks prettier than covering the entire strawberry.
- After you’ve mastered the art of dipping, you can raise the ante by using fancy chocolate and super-ripe farmers’ market strawberries.
- Robyn’s recipe calls for using chocolate chips (either milk chocolate or dark chocolate). Keep in mind that when you’re melting chocolate chips, they will not change shape too much until you stir them.
- You want to slowly melt the chocolate, not bring it to a boil. If it still isn’t melted, continue melting in 15-second increments in the microwave. The chocolate should be smooth and with no lumps.
Chocolate covered strawberries are a great addition to your Easter buffet. And, if you’re not entertaining at Easter, then share a batch with co-workers or friends. Everyone’s eyes light up when they see chocolate, and your strawberries will make their day.
Read Robyn’s recipe here.