We had a friend who very kindly gave our family some chocolate-covered strawberries a couple of weeks ago – and they were SO good. So we decided to make some of our own to enjoy and to give to some friends.
The strawberries we found were GIANT, and perfect for dipping. We ended up dipping five pounds of strawberries (which used a whole thing of chocolate), but you could easily modify this to use less chocolate for a smaller amount of strawberries. It was really easy – here’s all you need:
- 5 lbs. strawberries (or, again, use less chocolate for fewer strawberries)
- 1-24 oz. package of chocolate flavored coating (this is the kind I used – it was perfect)
- 1 c. white chocolate chips
1. Wash and DRY your strawberries, and line your countertop with waxed paper. Make sure they are TOTALLY dry, or your chocolate will start to get lumpy from the water on the strawberries. If you want to keep your chocolate smooth while you are dipping, be sure that your strawberries are dry. I speak from experience.
2. Melt your chocolate coating according to the package instructions. If you are using the chocolate coating that I did, then you’ll microwave your chocolate bars on high for 60 seconds, and then stir and stir to get it all melted. If needed, you can microwave in 10 or 15 second intervals, stirring inbetween until melted. You want it just warm enough to completely melt. I did half of the package (6 bars) at a time, dipped half of the strawberries, rinsed the bowl out from the excess chocolate coating, and started over again with the other 6 bars of chocolate coating and the other half of the strawberries.
3. Dip your strawberries. This was actually very therapeutic for me. Just hold the strawberry by the top and dip the strawberry about 3/4 of the way into the bowl. Make sure you get all around the strawberry. Then let some of the excess drip off (or gently brush it along the edge of the bowl), and place your strawberry on the waxed paper. Repeat cycle. The chocolate coating is really easy to work with, and dries pretty quickly once it is on the strawberry.
3. Once all of your strawberries are dipped, it’s time to work on the white chocolate. Take your white chocolate chips and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds (at 50% power), then take out and stir. You can then microwave in 15-second intervals until melted, stirring after each time in the microwave.
4. Take your white chocolate, and spoon it into a sandwich-sized zipper bag. Snip the bottom corner off. The more you snip off, the bigger your white chocolate bands will be. I wanted them to be smaller, so I just cut a very little bit of the corner off.
Drizzle your white chocolate over the strawberries. I found it was easiest to start at the bottom of the strawberry and zigzag up, but have fun with it! You could do all kinds of fun designs.
That is IT! You now have beautiful and tasty chocolate-covered strawberries. Easy. Peasy.