Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: A Treat for Any Occasion

Who can resist the delightful combination of juicy strawberries and rich, decadent chocolate? These chocolate-covered strawberries are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for Valentine’s Day, a summer picnic, or whenever you need a sweet pick-me-up. They’re surprisingly easy to make and can be customized with endless toppings to suit any taste.

Simple Ingredients, Beautiful Results

The beauty of this recipe is that it requires minimal ingredients. You’ll need some chocolate (semi-sweet, milk, white, or dark – the choice is yours!), a little shortening for a smooth texture, and of course, the star of the show: fresh strawberries.

For the strawberries, bigger is better. They’re easier to dip and hold onto. Make sure to choose bright red berries with minimal yellowing for the best flavor.

Dipping and Decorating: Fun and Easy

This recipe is so simple, you’ll be a chocolate-covered strawberry pro in no time! Here’s the process:

  1. Prep the workspace: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This prevents the strawberries from sticking and makes cleanup a breeze.
  2. Melt the chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine your chosen chocolate and shortening. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until perfectly smooth and melted.
  3. Dip and decorate: Grab a strawberry by the stem (or use a fork or skewer if the leaves are too small). Dip it completely into the melted chocolate, letting any excess drip back into the bowl. Now comes the fun part: toppings! If you’re using any, sprinkle them immediately onto the wet chocolate for maximum adherence.
  4. Let them set: Place the decorated strawberry on your prepared baking sheet and let the chocolate harden completely.

Tips for the Perfect Berry

  • Dry those berries! Chocolate won’t stick to a wet strawberry. Wash and pat them dry thoroughly before dipping.
  • Bigger is better: Larger strawberries are easier to handle and provide more surface area for that delicious chocolate-to-fruit ratio.
  • Beat the sweat: Sometimes condensation can form on your chocolate-covered strawberries in the fridge. Don’t fret! Simply dab it away with a paper towel.
  • Drizzle for delight: Once the chocolate has set, you can add a drizzle of another melted chocolate, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, or even caramel sauce for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Top it off! Get creative with your toppings. Try chopped nuts, crushed candies or cookies, sanding sugar, or even graham cracker crumbs.

With these tips and tricks, you’ll be whipping up impressive and delicious chocolate-covered strawberries in no time!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

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hese chocolate-covered strawberries are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for Valentine’s Day, a summer picnic, or whenever you need a sweet pick-me-up. They’re surprisingly easy to make and can be customized with endless toppings to suit any taste.


Ingredients

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  • 8 oz chocolate (semi-sweet or white)
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • Fun toppings (optional): sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed candy bars, crushed peppermint

Instructions

  1. Prep your baking sheet: Line it with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate: In a small bowl, microwave chocolate and shortening in 30-second bursts, stirring after each, until smooth.
  3. Dip and decorate: Hold a strawberry by the stem and dip it completely in the chocolate. Let excess drip off before placing it on the baking sheet. Now’s the time for toppings – add them right away!
  4. Chill and enjoy: Let the strawberries set in the fridge for about 15 minutes, then devour!
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 197kcal
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

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