Is there anything yummier than chocolate covered strawberries? I just discovered how absolutely simple, and fun they are to make at home. Basically, take the strawberry and dip! They are a sweet “just-because treat,” but certainly a must for Valentine’s Day!
My daughter and I made a batch for my family. This is a fun recipe to do with your children of all ages. A special shout out of thanks to Melissa’s Produce for supplying the sweetest of strawberries! We also dipped some of our berries in Clean Snax almonds – it added a nice salty crunch!
- 1 lb strawberries
- 2 c dark chocolate chips (I used what I had 60% cacao)
- 1/2 c chopped white chocolate for drizzling and/or dipping
- A handful of almond Clean Snax of your choice, coconut or peanut butter would be good options as well!
The most important step is the first one. Rinse the strawberries under cool running water, and then thoroughly dry them. The chocolate won’t properly stick to the berries if they are wet, so take care to begin properly!
Melt the dark chocolate. I don’t have a double-boiler, so I used a glass heatproof bowl over a saucepan. Add two inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Place the chips into the bowl. Let the chocolate melt, stirring occasionally, until all the pieces have melted. Remove the bowl with the chocolate from heat and place some chips into the chocolate to temper the chocolate. It gives it a creamy finish!
While I was waiting for my chocolate to melt. I smashed a handful of the snax and placed it into a bowl.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Ready to dip! Pick up a strawberry by the leaves, and dip it into the chocolate. Swirl the strawberry to coat it in chocolate. Lift the strawberry out and shake to remove any excess chocolate. Place it on the parchment paper. And repeat!
For a few of the strawberries, I spooned the almond snax topping over the chocolate covered strawberry. It should stick nicely.
Let the strawberries dry. I placed the baking sheet in the refrigerate to speed up the process.
I also melted white chocolate as i did the dark chocolate. My daughter used a fork to drizzle it over the strawberries. It looked a little messier than we’d hope. Next time we will try a piping bag. We also dipped a few of the strawberries in the remaining white chocolate. For a few white chocolate covered strawberries!
Serve once the chocolate is set! It makes a wonderful gift. Place in them in an air tight container or offer then up as a Valentine’s Day treat. They are irresistibly sweet!
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