Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min

Yield:
1 pound chocolate covered strawberries
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well
Directions

Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)

Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.

Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

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Harder than it seems when reading the recipe. Tiniest mistake (drop of water in the chocolate) can doom the melting process. The white chocolate never got to a consistency that allowed it to drip nicely off the end of the fork. White chocolate seizes up even more easily than darker types, expecially if overheated. I had to resort to a quick plastic bag adaptation (snip corner, squeeze through). Overall would make again, but with a recipe that has much more detail in the instructions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did this with Green and Black's chocolate - worth doing with good chocolate. Only thing to note - eat straight away. Next day a couple had mould on them as the strawbs. sweat overnight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My white chocolate BURNED in the microwave! Had to use the LITTLE BIT I had left JUST for decoration. Disappointed that my expensive white chocolate burned up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was going to get expensive chocolate-covered strawberries from a store for Valentine's Day, but there was no need! I just added some mini-chocolate chips all over some, and some shredded coconut all over others instead of the white chocolate. Turned out GREAT!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My lover's birthday celebration is coming up, and I want to dazzle her with something a bit romantic... this seems like a perfect plan. Not too hard, and it's a treat that she just goes crazy for. I'll post another review of how it turns out. Wish me luck! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried and failed on the drizzling; which is probably what deemed the recipe 'intermediate' lol! But I did use macadamia nuts over the white chocolate and that was a winner in terms of taste and presentation. The thing is though for nuts i recommend very finely chopped without being powdery which still tastes great but lacks in the looks department. Also I didn't add the vegetable oil as other reviewers recommended to add gloss to the chocolate but next time I will as they do start out looking glossy but without the addition of the oil it doesn't dry that way. I also did all white chocolate and tipped the bottom in dark as well as chocolate sprinkles over both white and dark chocolate. This recipe is a keeper! Healthy, sophisticated dessert and a smaller strawberry is less messy eating than those delicious and much bigger purchased chocolate covered strawberries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make, I didn't have a double broiler so I used the same pot I make yellow rice in flame on low and it didn't burn the chocolate, I just kept stirring worked great. My white chocolate didn't work out as well but I just added Hershey's chocolate sprinkles and mini chocolate chips on top looked great. Super easy.!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a delicious straight-forward easy-does-it recipe for wonderfully delicious chocolate-covered strawberries. To make this special recipe into a real one-of-a-kind treat ask your doctor for a medium bore syringe (actually most any syringe will do. After all your berries are beautifully dipped, fill the clean, sterile syringe with Grand Marnier or Cognac then gently inject the chocolate dipped berries in the remaining small red or green part by the stem, inject each berry with nno more than one scant teaspoon of the liquor. Refill the syringe as necessary. Be careful not to overfill the berries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am so looking forward to making this tonight. Sounds very easy to make : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sooo yummy and easy to make!!! I read some of the reviews below before making and decided that I was going to just melt the chocolate in the microwave instead of on the stove top - VERY easy clean up doing it this way. I used dark chocolate morsels and watched them very closing and kept stirring them between the cooking time. I used a tad of vegetable oil to my dark chocolate in the middle of cooking it to give the dark chocolate coating a nice shine. I also melted the white chocolate in a small ziploc baggie like another reviewer said and then cut the tip off slightly and drizzled that on top and it was also an easy cleanup afterwards and looked amazing - just throw away the bag. Thanks for this GREAT recipe....I was very surprised how fast and easy it was!!! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use the method I learned from Alton Brown - nuke it at short intervals with frequent stirring. Personally I go for ten seconds, stir, ten seconds, stir, ten seconds, stir, but I'm paranoid. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yes good idea goof proof item not reviewed by moderator and published

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