Ever since I was young, I have had a strong passion for strawberries. And while there are few things as good as a bowl full of just plain ole strawberries, nothing screams romance and decadence like chocolate-covered strawberries. The great news? They are absolutely easy to make. The ingredients? Simple. Strawberries and chocolate. Done.
The only thing to be sure of is how you melt the chocolate. The easiest is simply to microwave it in 20-30 second intervals and stir it so that it doesn’t burn. If you have a double boiler and swear by it, by all means double boil away. For me it’s just too many extra dishes to wash! Laziness paired with romance wins. Happy Valentine’s Day!
What you need:
- 1 lb. strawberries, washed with stems, completely dry
- 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks
- 3 oz. white chocolate chips (optional)
- 2 small microwave-safe bowls
- tray or baking sheet
- parchment paper
- fork or toothpick (if using white chocolate)
Time: 15 minutes prep, 15 minutes to chill/set
Multiplying the recipe: This is very easy to multiply.
Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Set aside. Place the bittersweet chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate by microwaving on High in 20- to 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, hold on to a strawberry by the stem/leaves and dip it into the chocolate. Set onto the wax or parchment paper, pushing forward slightly while you set it down to reduce the chocolate “foot” that can form from dripping chocolate.
If using, place the white chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate by microwaving on High in 20- to 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, use a fork or toothpick to drizzle the melted white chocolate over the coated strawberries. Chocolate should set within about 15 minutes.
Place the covered strawberries in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
If you have leftover melted chocolate left, use it to make your own chocolate-covered pretzels! Use the same steps for dipping the strawberries. Store them between layers of wax or parchment paper in a well-sealed container.