If you’ve ever wanted to impress the special people in your life with chocolate dipped strawberries but have been terrified to attempt it, fear no more. I’m going to break it down into easy steps that you’re sure to nail every time. Be prepared for you and your loved ones to inhale these delicious homemade chocolate covered strawberries faster than you can make them!
Step 1: Wash the strawberries you want to dip in the chocolate.
Step 2: Pat the strawberries dry with a paper towel.
Step 3: Lay the strawberries out to come to room temperature and dry completely.
Step 4: Prepare a double boiler by placing 1 inch of water in a pot and setting a heat-proof glass bowl on top (make sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl).
Step 5: Measure out at least 1 cup of chocolate chips. I prefer to use 60% Ghirardelli chocolate chips because they melt incredibly smooth.
Step 6: Keeping the water in the pot at a simmer on low heat, melt the chocolate chips, stirring occasionally.
Step 7: Pull back the leaves of the strawberries, using it as your handle, and dip the strawberries in the chocolate. Hover above the chocolate until the excess chocolate drips off of the strawberry.
Step 8: Gently set the chocolate dipped strawberries on a parchment or silpat-covered baking sheet to dry at room temperature (2 hours) or in the fridge for fast hardening (15 minutes).
Step 9: Dig in!
Note: For extra decoration, sprinkle sprinkles on the melted chocolate before it hardens or after the chocolate hardens, drizzle white or milk chocolate over the chocolate dipped strawberries.
Have you ever made chocolate dipped strawberries?