Nothings says I love you like a plate of chocolate dipped strawberries!
They’re decadent, luscious, and they are the perfect sweet treat. I love everything about them. Biting through the delicious chocolate to get to that delightful sweet strawberry inside. They make an excellent gift for anyone who loves chocolate and nothing is better than a homemade gift to show someone you care.
I recently took a cooking class to learn how to properly dip strawberries.
Here is what they taught me…
If you follow these very simple steps it is a cinch to make chocolate dipped strawberries look like you bought them from an expensive chocolatier.
- Wash your strawberries in the morning on the day you are going to dip your strawberries. Make sure they are completely dry. This makes a huge difference with how the chocolate adheres.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
- Melt chocolate chips (or candy coating) in the microwave or over a double boiler, following package instructions.
- Pour the melted chocolate into a container that is deeper than it is wide.
- Grab one strawberry by the stem and dip it into the chocolate. Do not completely cover to strawberry with chocolate up to the stem. It looks professional when about 1/4 inch of the strawberry is showing. Place the strawberry onto the parchment paper and let dry on the counter.
For the drizzle
*This can be the same color chocolate or for a contrast use the opposite color.
- Using a sandwich bag place a small amount (it dries fast in the bag and you will waste the chocolate if you use a large amount) of the melted chocolate into the bag.
- Cut a small amount off of the tip of the sandwich bag.
- Drizzle the chocolate in any design you like over the hardened chocolate dipped strawberry.
Crushed cookie pieces
Mini chocolate chips
Crushed candy bars
How to store your chocolate dipped strawberries:
Chocolate dipped strawberries should be gifted and/or eaten the day they are made. Although you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a day they will not have the same luster and freshness and may have condensation. Line the container with a paper towel to help wick away any of the moisture from the strawberries.
These are the chocolate dipped strawberries I made at home.
Have you ever made chocolate dipped strawberries?