Servings: 34 strawberries

The Best Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
The Best Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - a guide on how to prepare strawberries for dipping, how to choose the best chocolate and store them. Quick and easy way to make beautiful chocolate covered strawberries for holidays like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or any celebration.
Chocolate dipped strawberries on paper liners
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb strawberries — around 30-34 strawberries
  • 12 oz melting or couverture chocolate — can use white or dark
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable shortening — optional
  • sprinkles — optional

Instructions

  1. Rinse strawberries under cold water and immediately dry with paper towels. Use a patting motion, don't press and squeeze the berries. Let them stand at room temperature, while you prepare the chocolate.
  2. Set a double boiler, by filling a saucepan with 2-3 inches of water, or fill it until 1/4 way full. Place a heatproof bowl over the top. The bowl should be large enough to sit on top if the pot, does not sink and shouldn't be touching the water.
  3. Heat the water over medium heat, bring to a boil and immediately lower the heat to the lowest setting. Add 3/4 of the chocolate. Let it melt slowly, stiffing with a spatula to make sure there are no thick pieces. Stir in the remaining chocolate, it will melt form the heat of the melted one. Add shortening of gloss (optional).

  4. Alternatively melt the chocolate in the microwave in 5-10 second increments, checking and stirring in between to make sure it is melted.
  5. Remove the bowl with chocolate from the double boiler (microwave) and put over a towel.
  6. Dip strawberries and let them drip, then place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Top with sprinkles (optional), while the chocolate is not set yet.
  8. Another option for decorating is to fill a piping or a zip lock bag with chocolate of different color and drizzle over the strawberries.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  10. Keep in the fridge in a air-tight container for 3 days.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate dipped strawberries

Nutrition Information

Calories: 59, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 7mg, Potassium: 40mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 25%, Vitamin C: 15.8%, Calcium: 16%, Iron: 0.2%