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
This was a great people pleaser at the 60th Anniversary party I made them for in the summer. I am making another batch tonight for a Christmas party! Easy and delicious and GLUTEN FREE! I used Girardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips and added a tablespoon of unsalted butter to both the dark and white chocolate. It worked better to squeeze the white chocolate from a baggie with the corner cut off instead of the fork for the drizzle effect. These are beautiful, tasty, and really healthy compared to so many other decadent desserts! A real winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you insert a toothpick into the stem part of the strawberry before dipping it and then poke it into a block of styrofoam to cool and harden you won't have the smooshed looking bottom on the strawberry and they will turn out much nicer looking. Hope I explained that well enough... I find a block of craft styrofoam used for making fake flower arrangements works best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my most favorite dessert but you always need to make sure the strawberry is dry. Or else it would seize up and the chocolate will not stick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best dessert ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for Valentines day - used half semi-sweet and half milk chocolate, turned out very good! Suggestions: 1 I highly recommend scooping the white chocolate into a zip lock bag - will come out very nicely! A fork will not produce the same results. 2 Once the strawberries are on the parchment paper, leave them in the fridge for about 30 min or so, otherwise when you try and remove them shortly after half the chocolate will stay on the paper item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic!!! Really phenomenal recipe! Used Vahlrona chocolate and organic juicy strawberries. Skipped the white chocolate. Microwaved choc at 50% power for 1 minute then 1 minute. INCREDIBLE! Best ever chocolate-covered strawberries I've ever had, and I have them every chance I get!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe really should not be considered intermediate. Putting the chocolate into the microwave is not necessary. Just watch your chocolate at all times and make sure no water escapes inside the bowl. Pay especially close attention to your white chocolate! It could dry out! When in doubt, just put in on your double boiller for a few seconds, remove it, stir and repeat until it is melted. For a glossy finish to your coating, add a touch of vegetable oil to the melted chocolate and stir. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love making these item not reviewed by moderator and published
these looked great on top of my cheese cake, a very big success!! the family loved it :-D x item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! I didn't have a single one left after a dinner party, everyone loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a dinner party of 8 including me, the womenfolk especially loved them! The other guy and I were left to pick the crumbs lol. I made it with a hand-whipped cream infused w/liqueur and a little bit of vanilla that gave it an extra great taste. I really love the crunch the chocolate has over the strawberry when refrigerated, too. I made most of them as recommended and a few white chocolate with regular chocolate drizzle to change it up, much success. I blogged about it and got some really good photos on my blog that's listed in my about me if interested further. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids and I say THANK YOU!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
looks and sounds gewwd to me gonna try it out thhs week(: item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was easy to follow and the chocolate covered strawberries where a delicious treat for my friends today. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Valentines day. They are so easy to make and delicious. I used the microwave method to melt the chocolate. Make sure the microwave is on half power. So much better than a pan of water on the stove and less washing up. I like them best left out of the fridge. The chocolate is softer. The white chocolate does fall in clumps but i used this as an effect when i drizzled. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Now I know how to melt chocolate on a double boiler without burning it! Only problem with this recipe is that the white chocolate does not "drizzle" off the fork, it just falls in clumps, even when fully melted. Will make again and try the plastic bag tip. They came out looking like a mess because of the white chocolate but tasted great! (Used good bar chocolate and mixed semi-sweet with milk) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Could not have been easier. The only change I made was to mix 1/2 semi sweet with 1/2 dark chocolate. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved them so easy to make . i made some with milk chocolate when the berries weren't as sweet sooo good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these yesterday with Ghiradelli Milk chocolate (to die for). I used their white chocolate to decorate. TIP: spoon the white chocolate into a baggie with a snipped end and decorate. The fork drizzling method does not work. These turned out absolutely gorgeous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tip: put white chocolate in zip lock bag, melt in microwave on power level 8 for 30 seconds. Mash the bag and repeat until chocolate is melted (do not use full power setting or chocolate will seize. Cut tiny tip in bag and 'pipe' the strawberries. Toss bag when done. No mess, much easier than using a fork.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter actually made these yesterday for an early Valentines dinner! They used Hersheys Special Dark chips and didn't do the white chocolate drizzle but they WERE fabulous and a lot of fun to make and eat. They had some chocolate left over so we dipped some marshmallows, too. That was almost as good as the strawberries (think Easter chocolate covered marshmallow egg)! Only problem is there's always a bunch left in the pan which ends up making a HUGE mess when everyone tries to dip the last out of the pan with their fingers!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the chocolate covered strawberries for my co-workers. They absolutely loved them. I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate baking bar for the white and dark chocolate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was the best scallops i item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would make these again....Just a tip though. I don't have a double boiler. Next time I am going to use a smaller pot with a smaller bowl so the chocolate when it melts is a little deeper in the bowl. I had to swirl the strawberries around a bit instead of dipping. I also kept the heat on the chocolate very very low and dipped the strawberries at the stove. They were fun to make for Valentine's Day. I made a box for my parents who celebrated their 57th anniversary! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I made these to add a bit of romance to our Valentine's Day dinner we shared at home with the kids--heart shaped pizzas. They were so easy and yummy, even though the strawberries I picked up were way out of season. I can't complain seeing as how it's still snowy in the Midwest in February so I expected as much. I can't wait to make these again in the summer when the fruit is juicy and sweet! We did dip a couple banana slices, also, and they were amazing as well. I suggest using less white chocolate, maybe only 2 ounces, because we had plenty left over. And use a spoon for drizzling, it's much easier! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I could suggest a few adjustments. First, I used a Lindt chocolate candy bar (not the ball things you find usually). The bar was perfect and set very well. I had extra chocolate left over so I decided to practice the drizzle technique with the fork. I found this very difficult and challenging so I switched to a small spoon and found I had an easier time and more control using the spoon. For the white chocolate I used the Lindt ball things. When they melted they had the consistency of milk and did not drizzle very well. I would recommend the chips you find in the baking aisle instead of candy you find in the candy aisle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are super easy to make and very crowd pleasing. You do need to work quickly, so the chocolate does not set before you get the strawberries covered. It's easier to melt the semi sweet chocolate and cover the berries with that first and set aside. After that, melt the white chocolate using a separate bowl but the same pot, and go back over the berries with the fork technique. These look very elegant and take a minimal amount of time and money to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If only you could find FRESH, TASTY, strawberries in Wisconsin in the middle of February! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is delicious! i have found that if you add a little bit of oil to the chocolate, the chocolate will be able to be used on more strawberries. Overall this recipe is fantastic and turns out very elegant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
While the recipe is great and certainly easy to prepare - I don't know about you, as a working mom of three - I really don't have time to do this as much as I would like to... I found a great site, www.chocolatecoveredcompany.com, which just launced a new site - www.incredibleberries.com they have the most amazing berries for all occassions and they offer free shipping - check them out. I've ordered them for my family and as gifts and they are unbelievable and just like making them at home - except - they always look perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am 13 and did this recipe in about ten minutes. It was a hit. My family loved it and I gave it to some of my teachers as presents and they enjoyed them too. My mo prefers it without the white chocolate but either way is good. Be sure to melt the chocolate on low and stir frequently! I have made this recipe daily and everyone loves it! Fantastic recipe! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Overall, this recipe was great! It does have a very chocolaty tastes though. I tried this recipe, accidently letting my water get to a boil, and thought it would be ok if i just turned off the heat. But, the chocolate skipped the melting point and just scolded. I tried again and it worked perfectly, just be careful not to let the water boil, very very low heat. Also, is found myself scraping some of the chocolate off, so don't put too much on. Overall, very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chocolate Strawberry are really tasty and healthy i have bought them from http://www.dippedfruit.com but now i got the recipe . Thats really great. I tried to make them at home. They were really good item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I made this for my 22nd Birthday on March 17th, and it was so easy to make. Both chocolate and strawberries merry well with each other. They had at Albertson's 4 chocolate dipped strawberries for $5.00. Way cheaper and you get more if you make at home. Also, have more to share.But,overall i did not have any problems,plan to make again. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was super easy to make and absolutely delicious! I also dipped bananas in the chocolate and gave them to friends who said they were even better than the Godiva dipped fruit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for valentines day and they were such a hit! I used white chocolate chips and semi sweet chocolate chips that i had already in my pantry. They set quickly and it was soo easy!! Also it is very cost effective! I saw chocolate covered strawberries in stores going for as much as $30. You won't be spending more than $10 for strawberries and chocolate, if even that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was soooo simple to make and tasted absolutely fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were fantastic!I also dipped some blueberries and raspberries and it was even better! I also only dipped some in white chocolate (my favorite) and it was true perfection! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 10 year old and I made these for a family valentine's treat and they turned out great!! Easy and delicious! I agree with another reviewer who said to ditch the fork. A knife worked much better. Next time we'll try the baggie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boyfriend and I teamed together on Valentines Day to make these Strawberries for dessert. Not only did they taste great but they looked beautiful on a plate and were fun to make. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make sure to use Ghirardelli Chocolate. It sticks to the strawberries!! No breakage from the fruit. Best Yet! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Need some info on how to best store these treats and most importantly if they can be made the day or 2 days ahead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make these for a living, This method will produce strawberries that are messy to eat or will not set up correctly. Your problem is defiantly lack of tempering. Tempering is the process that creates the ?right? type of cocoa butter crystal, without this process you?ll create the conditions where the product will melt on your hands as soon as you remove it from the refrigerator or gets what is called bloom (white surface powder) on the berries. The simplest tempering method is the shaved method described at http://www.candylandcrafts.com/temperingchocolate.htm You really should not get chocolate above 105 degrees as some types (especially white chocolate) will scorch at much lower temperatures. If done correctly: when using this method the chocolate will set up at room temperature. How to tell real chocolate from the fake stuff: look at the ingredient label: if it has cocoa butter it?s real chocolate, if it has some type of vegetable oil it is not real chocolate. Most of the ?recipes? out there were made a long time ago or created by people who are not chocolate experts. The ones that use wax or paraffin are perfect examples of this, all you really need is a good thermometer (one that handles temps at least between 80 and 115) most digital thermometers work well (even meat thermometers). Common misconceptions: 1) the need to add anything to chocolate for the process except more chocolate. 2) that the ?buttons? found in crafts stores are chocolate (most have vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter). 3) That there is no such thing as white chocolate : the FDA set the specifications for what can legally be called white chocolate back in the late 90?s. 4) That double broilers should be used at a high or medium temperature: this can scorch the chocolate, low temps are called for if you want the chocolate to taste it?s best. You can see the chocolate covered strawberries that we do at ccberries.com : http://www.ccberries.com item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to do...I would not use a fork. Put the white chocolate in a ziplock bag and snip the corner off. Don't skimp and buy cheap chocolate. Use good chocolate you will be glad you did. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Came out absolutely perfect (left out the white chocolate) and used Ghirardelli Brand chocolate. next time i'll try fresh picked Berries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so simple and looked so elegant. I rolled some of the strawberries in chopped almonds after I dipped them in chocolate, and they were great. It was also much easier to coat a spoon in the white chocolate and use that to drizzle over the chocolate. I will be bringing these to many parties in the future! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For a different twist, melt botterscotch chips and drizzle over the chocolate. A big hit at my house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe, but everytime I make chocolate covered strawberries they get soft after sitting out for a little while. I've tried putting parafin wax in them, but I never put the right amoung in. How do I get them to remain hard? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these to top my Daughters Birthday cake. They were so simple. She said thet were delicious, I don't do fruit n chocolate so I couldn't judge the taste but they were easy and fun to make. I melted semi-sweet chips in one bowl in microwave and white chocolate chips in another. I dipped half the strawberries in white and the other half in dark then drizzled the opposite chocolate on each. I used a zip lock bag and cut tiny hole in corner to drizzle, so easy. The white chocolate chips melt up great in the microwave by the way. ENJOY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Follow directions for semi-sweet chocolate.... but for the white chocolate try this: Chop white chocolate into small bits. Place bits in freezer style zipper bag (these tend to be heavier-duty). Place in bowl of already boiled water... careful not to place bag in the hot pan used to boil water. Allow to sit a few minutes, massage bag until the bits are melted. Snip a SMALL cut out of the bottom corner of bag. Squeeze out a drizzle pattern over strawberries. Discard bag. Yea! It works great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my grandparents 70th wedding anniversary party and they were a BIG hit! These are very easy to do, I melted my chocolate in the microwave, if I can do this anyone can!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I looked at different cookbooks but this one was the quickest item not reviewed by moderator and published
the strawberries look great !!! it is very easy to make I love this dessert !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfecto! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a good one, extremely easy too, not to mention delicious :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good strawberries and chocolate!!!!!!!!!! my favorite item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy strawberries!! Loved the recipes and my family did too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This delight is easy and fun to create. I simply love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the recipie was very easy to follow, im only 16 and it was great and easy...i astounded my family with the finished product. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM YUM YUM.....!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! What a tasty treat, and took so little effort. I can't believe stores charge so much for chocolate covered strawberries when it's so easy and cheap to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love the recipe! Easy to make and great to eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy for beginners, I would appreciate more detail in how they decorated strawberries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always thought these would be hard to make. But they are really easy and really good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE IT AND MY HUSBAND. BEST IDEA FOR VALENTINE. AND I WILL KEEP IT AS TRADITION FOR ME AND FAMILY. item not reviewed by moderator and published
sooooooooooooooooo goood item not reviewed by moderator and published
the chocolate covered strawberries are to die for. they make you want to just scream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and quick -- plus a great make-ahead dessert for a special night. The touch of white chocolate makes the strawberries beautiful and really sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think they are the most delicious things item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and simple recipe, item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Instead of trying to use a fork, melt your white chocolate and add it to an empty squeeze bottle. You can purchase these an any cake decorating isle at your local supercenter or craft store. You can also use a squeeze ketchup/mustard bottle. (you know-like the cheapy red and yellow colored ones you buy for a picnic) Once the white chocolate is in the bottle, turn it upside down to let the chocolate accumulate. Then you can easily squeeze them onto the strawberries! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sweet treat is so quick and easy everyone will love it. I have taken chocolate covered strawberries to several get-to-gethers and have had compliments every time. They will think you put so much time and effort into these you will feel guilty because you didn't. Make them, everyone will love you!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The strawberries came out great! The only problem was melting the white chocolate. I couldn't get it runny enough to drizzle, so I just had to omit it. Otherwise, great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is super easy. I paid $40 for some fancy decorated strawberries just like these a couple Valentine's Days ago. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just love making this just to snack on sometimes...and cuddle with my husband is perfect! It is real simple and is made in no time item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good receipe, but I found it hard to make the white choclate soft enough to stick on fork then drizzile off. item not reviewed by moderator and published
boy boy boy this things are the best chocolate covered strawberries I hace tasted I just dont like the white chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so good. I had to tell all my friends. I just fell in love with thos recipe. It is so good!!!! 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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