Some delectable treats seem too far out of reach to make at home. We aren’t all going to be making croquembouche on a regular basis. But chocolate covered strawberries are a very different story. Learning how to make chocolate covered strawberries is very simple and almost anyone can do it. There are still those outliers who are known for burning a bowl of cereal. But even they can make chocolate covered strawberries at home.
Knowing how to make chocolate covered strawberries can help you delight your loved one and are perfect for a healthier sweet tooth fix.
Learning how to make chocolate covered strawberries is quite simple. The ingredients are mostly already made for you, the cooking time is very low, and the hardest part might be the cleanup.
But there are a few things you should know before you go to the kitchen and start dipping. The first tip is to not take any of the steps too seriously. The idea of dipping fruit into chocolate is simple enough and there is no need to feel like you need to go further than that. You absolutely can decorate with drizzles or glitter.
But ultimately, the taste is made before you even turn on your stove or input a cooking time on your microwave. That is why the first tip will be to shop wisely and don’t forget, if they turn out blue, you did something wrong along the way.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
You should rinse and pat dry your strawberries. Set them aside and work on the chocolate. You can melt chocolate in two different ways, both will yield the same results.
Melt the chocolate using a double boiler. A double boiler is when you take a heat-safe glass bowl that will not quite fit into a pot. The bowl should be about ¼ into the pot.
Fill the pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil. Then, put the chocolate into the bowl and the bowl onto the pot. Just remember to stir the chocolate constantly as it melts down.
You could also simply microwave the chocolate. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then dip the strawberries once into the chocolate, turning the strawberry and then allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl.
Place the strawberries on the parchment paper and allow them to cool. That’s it. You know how to make chocolate covered strawberries.
The kind of chocolate you use is important. You want chocolate that tastes amazing but melts easily and coats the strawberries more easily. That is why baking chocolate is best.
Baking chocolate has fewer ingredients and offers a more purely chocolate experience. It also melts quicker and coats beautifully.
You could choose any type of baking chocolate you want, semi-sweet, milk, white, or combine them if you want. You could coat the strawberries in semi-sweet chocolate and then drizzle white chocolate on if you’d like.
Knowing how to make chocolate covered strawberries means knowing how to perfect the dip. The dip might be the most crucial part of this entire process as you want to make sure to cover enough of the strawberry but not too much.
Hold the strawberry by the stem and dip it into the chocolate as far down as you’d like. Be sure to turn the strawberry while it is in the chocolate to get an even coating.
Lift the chocolate above the bowl so that the excess chocolate drips down. You can then place the strawberry on the parchment paper.
A Second Coating
You could also dip the strawberries in more things to add more layers of sweetness. You will want to have those ready like a small bowl of crushed cookies, nuts, glitter, sprinkles, whatever you want.
After you dip the strawberries in the chocolate, dip them in the bowl of whatever else you want to add and then place on the parchment paper. This is what it takes to learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries.
Adding drizzle to your strawberries is an easy way to make them gourmet or elegant with very little effort. The first step is to dip your strawberries as we instructed above.
Let the strawberries set by leaving them at room temperature until the chocolate is solid again. You could speed that process up by placing the strawberries in a refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
Once set, you could melt the drizzled chocolate down and pour it into a Ziploc bag. Close it and cut off a tiny bit of one of the corners. Then, simply drizzle the chocolate however you’d like onto the strawberries as they sit on the parchment paper. Let the drizzle set and then serve.
Don’t forget, if they turned out blue, you either used blue sprinkles, drizzle, or something went wrong during the above steps.