Every great hostess should know how to make chocolate covered strawberries. This easy chocolate covered strawberries recipe comes together in just minutes and always impresses guests. Or, make these Valentine’s Day chocolate covered strawberry as a romantic dessert for someone special.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Whether you’re looking for a romantic dessert or just a little something different, this easy chocolate covered strawberries recipe is for you. It comes together in just minutes but still makes for a stunning presentation when entertaining too. And who wouldn’t want to receive these chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day?
This is what you will need before you make chocolate covered strawberries:
- Melting chocolate wafers or chocolate chips
- Cooking Oil, only if you use chocolate chips
- Optional: diced nuts or sprinkles to decorate
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Do you have to wash strawberries before dipping in chocolate?
You should always wash your fruit before eating to remove any pesticides. Even if you’re not worried about the pesticide exposure, your food will taste better when it’s rinsed too.
What kind of chocolate should I use for chocolate covered strawberries?
You can use any kind of chocolate for chocolate covered strawberries – dark, milk, or white chocolate. As far as the chocolate itself, I like to use chocolate chips or melting chocolate wafers.
When you use the wafers they already contain a small amount of oil in them to help make the chocolate smooth and give it a glossy appearance. Chocolate chips are an easy way to make chocolate covered strawberries and in most pantries so if that’s all you have just make sure to add a little coconut oil.
How do I melt chocolate chips for dipping?
If you’re using melting chocolate wafers, you’ll just melt the chocolate according to the package instructions. If you use chocolate chips for dipping, you’ll want to place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
Cook in 30-second increments, stirring in between until chocolate is almost completely melted. You’ll likely have a few chip pieces still in there but be careful not to overcook.
What kind of oil do I need to melt chocolate chips?
You’ll want to use neutral flavored cooking oil to melt chocolate chips. My picks for cooking oil are coconut, grapeseed, canola, or vegetable in that order.
Should you store chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge?
Storing chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge is entirely up to you. If you don’t care about them turning white and chalky, then they can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. However, you can also them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
How long do chocolate covered strawberries last?
Chocolate covered strawberries taste the best when they’re eaten within 48 hours. The sooner, the better after making.
Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
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Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Every great hostess should know how to make chocolate covered strawberries. This easy chocolate covered strawberries recipe comes together in just minutes and always impresses guests. Or, make these Valentine's Day chocolate covered strawberry as a romantic dessert for someone special.
- 1 pound strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (12 oz. bag) or melting wafers
- 1 tbsp cooking oil optional if using chocolate chips
Wash and thoroughly dry strawberries.
Line baking sheet with parchment, wax, or a silicone baking liner. Set aside.
If you're using melting chocolate wafers, you'll just melt the chocolate according to the package instructions. If you use chocolate chips for dipping, you'll want to place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Cook in 30-second increments, stirring in between until chocolate is almost completely melted. You'll likely have a few chip pieces still in there but be careful not to overcook.
Dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate. You'll have to twist it around in the bowl to thoroughly coat. Allow excess chocolate to fall back into the bowl, before laying on baking sheet.
Continue until all strawberries are covered in chocolate. You can either allow to harden at room temperature or place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
Is this how you make chocolate covered strawberries too?
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