Monday, May 23, 2016

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite sweet treats! I made them last week and was reminded just how easy they are to put together! These are perfect to whip up for a fun dessert during the summer!
I started by gathering some strawberries, some wax paper and some milk chocolate chips.
I washed 6 strawberries (the amount of strawberries could easily be modified to cater to the number of people you'll have eating them). Once my strawberries were washed, I set them out to dry on a dish towel.
I melted 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chip cookies by microwaving them for 20 seconds, stirring and repeating until they were completely melted.
Once the chocolate was melted, I held the strawberries by their stems and dipped them in the chocolate. I used a spoon to make sure the strawberries were completely coated, then set the chocolate covered strawberries onto wax paper to set. I ended up finding some white chocolate chips stashed in my cupboard, so I melted some of those and coated some strawberries in white chocolate!
When all of my strawberries were coated in their base layer of chocolate, I used the opposite kind of chocolate to drizzle on top. Instead of drizzling additional chocolate, you could sprinkle some sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut... on top of your chocolate covered strawberries. Once I was done decorating the strawberries, I slid the wax paper onto a cutting board and set the strawberries in the fridge for 30 minutes to let the chocolate solidify.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate (milk/dark/white)
Wax paper
cutting board
Other desired toppings (sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut...)

1. Wash desired amount of strawberries and set to dry on dish towel.
2. Melt chocolate in the microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring in between. Careful not to let the chocolate burn.
3. Hold strawberries from stem and dip them into the chocolate, use a spoon as necessary to completely coat the strawberries in chocolate. Set chocolate covered strawberries on wax paper.
4. Decorate chocolate covered strawberries with desired toppings (drizzled chocolate, sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut...).
5. Let chocolate covered strawberries solidify by placing them in the fridge for 30 minutes.


1 comment:

  1. So i'll take one of these with that pasta dish you posted about......