Updated: Jun 8
Birthdays, weddings, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and other special occasions are opportunities to express your love for your sweetheart, friends, and family.
You can buy luxury and expensive gifts for them. But do you know that all presents will become worthless and particularly meaningful when made by yourself?
Chocolate Strawberry is an excellent choice for you. It creates a feeling of romance and luxury combined with tasty chocolate and fresh strawberries scrumptious.
Whether it's your parents, your wife, your husband, or your friends, they deserve the most thoughtful gifts. And it's so fulfilling to see their happy smile when they receive your homemade gift.
Today I will show you five straightforward and memorable steps to make fancy chocolate-covered strawberries.
Let's dive right in.
How to make chocolate-covered strawberries
A strawberry is one of the healthiest fruits you can eat. Strawberries are full of vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. Vitamin C in strawberries promotes hair growth, reduces heart disease, and protects your skin.
So strawberries provide a huge benefit. Chocolate strawberries are one of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones.
Follow these five easy steps to make beautiful and delicious chocolate-dipped strawberries right now.
150g dark chocolate
150g white chocolate
700g fresh, large strawberries with a stem attached
Tip: If you are using chocolate bars, cut them into small pieces before following the next steps.
Here is a step-by-step guide to making chocolate-covered strawberries.
Step 1: Wash strawberries
Rinse your strawberries under cold water, then dry them thoroughly with a paper towel.
If your strawberries are wet, they’re more likely to get mushy faster, and chocolate does not stick well to wet strawberries.
Arrange your dried strawberries on a platter, and you can skewer them if you want.
Tip: This first step is essential to smooth the whole process, so take care of it.
Step 2: Melt your chocolate
When your strawberries are prepped, it's time to melt the chocolate.
The quickest way to melt chocolate is using the microwave, and the best way to melt chocolate is using a double boiler.
If you have both white and dark chocolate, you should melt the two separately.
You can use a double boiler pan. If you don't have one, then take two pots of water that fit the diameter of the bowl and bring them to a boil (simmer fire). Turn off the heat when the water boils and place the chocolate bowl over the water to melt. Stir until chocolate is completely melted into a smooth mixture.
Alternately, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave at half power for 30 seconds and repeat until the chocolate is fully melted.
Step 3: Dip the strawberries
Okay, now it's time to dip your strawberries.
Whether you're using a skewer, here is how to dip a strawberry.
Start by pulling back all of the leaves on top. This way will ensure the leaves don't get coated in chocolate.
Now dip the strawberry into the chocolate bowl and rotate it slightly until it becomes an even coating.
Place strawberries on parchment. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries with chocolate.
And keep in mind if you want to add anything like chopped nuts or sprinkles or crushed cookies, you want to do that while the chocolate is still melted.
Tip: After setting your strawberries down, don't move or touch them, or you will frustrate your charming chocolate shell.
Step 4: Wait for the chocolate shell hardens
Set strawberries aside until chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes. Or you can put it in the fridge for three or five minutes.
Step 5: Decorate chocolate strawberries
There are many ways to decorate your chocolate strawberries, and in this lovely step, you can unleash your creativity.
Let's look at some of the funny decorating you can do for your yummy strawberries.
Chocolate-covered strawberries with melted white chocolate: you can add simple stripes or overlapping patterns. It's fun to get creative here.
Add some fun sprinkles, which are great for Valentine's Day, and Mother's Day. (you should add sprinkles on strawberries when dipping strawberries with chocolate)
Using a Ziploc bag, place melted white chocolate or squeeze bottle, and we're going to use that to drizzle over the firmed strawberries.
Once you finish decorating your strawberries, you can set them at room temperature or quickly set them by putting them in the refrigerator.
Tip: If you notice your white chocolate starting to firm up while it's in the Ziploc bag, heat a damp kitchen towel in the microwave for about 30 seconds, then place it over the bag of white chocolate. That keeps it warm and easy to drizzle.
So, after decorating, we have finished the delicious chocolate-dipped strawberries, melted to the final taste.
How to package chocolate-covered strawberries
After having your stunning chocolate strawberries, you might think about how to package them into unique gifts.
Here are some packaging options to make your strawberries stand out.
The rectangular strawberry chocolate box has a classic but no less delicate style.
The box of chocolate strawberries decorated with rose petals brings a beautiful and tender feeling that makes the strawberries both beautiful and delicious.
The pink strawberry chocolate box combined with the roses' heart box is unique and luxurious. It can make your Valentine's heart flutter as soon as you give it to them.
Black lovers won't want to miss this strawberry chocolate box. Black is mysterious and luxurious and symbolizes strength in love.
The white circle box represents elegance and classiness to highlight your strawberries to become more beautiful.
The pink square box combined with white roses brings a bright, sweet feeling, a perfect choice for her.
What kind of chocolate is good for chocolate-covered strawberries?
Chocolate is one of the most vital ingredients in making chocolate strawberries, so the better the quality of chocolate, the better they taste.
I recommend using real chocolate.
Here are some types of chocolate you can easily find and buy:
Dark chocolate baking chips
Baker’s baking bar chocolate
Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
If you choose chocolate bars, use a serrated knife to chop them into small pieces quickly.
What are good toppings for chocolate-covered strawberries?
Chopped Nuts (peanuts, pistachios, pecans, etc.)
Mini chocolate chips (any flavor)
Graham cracker crumbs
Crushed Oreo cookies
Melted white chocolate
Crushed candy canes
Pink sanding sugar
How do you store chocolate-covered strawberries? How long do they last?
The best time for eating is the day you made them. When your chocolate-covered strawberries, they still keep their natural fragrance and beauty freshest.
But it's okay If you want to keep chocolate-covered strawberries for several days. You can put them in the fridge using baking paper or a silicone mat.
Ideally, they're commonly best within two days.
Can you re-melt chocolate after it has cooled?
Yes, you can re-melt chocolate. Simply re-melt chocolate using a microwave for 30-second, then slowly stir it until you see it lusciously smooth.
I hope you love this chocolate-dipped strawberries recipe.
Let's enjoy the pretty and delicious chocolate strawberries that you made with your lover and your family members now.