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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    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!
    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.
    yes good idea goof proof
    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!!!
    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!
    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.
    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.!!
    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.
    I am so looking forward to making this tonight. Sounds very easy to make :
    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!!! :
    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!
    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.
    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! 
    Best dessert ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    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
    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!!!
    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.  
    i love making these
    these looked great on top of my cheese cake, a very big success!! the family loved it :-D x
    So good! I didn't have a single one left after a dinner party, everyone loved them.
    Amazing!
    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.
    My kids and I say THANK YOU!!!!!
    looks and sounds gewwd to me gonna try it out thhs week(:
    The recipe was easy to follow and the chocolate covered strawberries where a delicious treat for my friends today.
    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.
    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)
    Could not have been easier. The only change I made was to mix 1/2 semi sweet with 1/2 dark chocolate. Yummy!
    loved them so easy to make . i made some with milk chocolate when the berries weren't as sweet sooo good
    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!
    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.)
    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!!!
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