Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Directions for Valentines Day

Chocolate and strawberries are synonymous with romance… the two together are a symphony of flavor.

Unfortunately, they can sometimes be incredibly expensive to buy.

I have found a quick (and delicious) way to make them that won’t break the bank.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Directions for Valentines Day

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You will need:

  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate Chips (semisweet or dark, your choice)
  • Cupcake Papers
  • possibly cooking oil (peanut, canola, vegetable.. whatever you have)

TIP: Since strawberries are not “in season” right now, finding flavorful ones can be a task. My tip is to pick up the container and sniff around the holes in the bottom. If you can smell strawberries, they will probably taste wonderful. No smell basically leads to rather bland berries.

Melt the chocolate: Pour a decent amount of chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl. I tend to reach for glass bowls for even heating. Place the bowl into the microwave and heat for 2 minutes on 50% power. Take the bowl out, stir and replace back in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time at 50% power until they are completely melted after stirring. If your chocolate seems thick, add 1/4 tsp oil and mix. This should thin it out enough, but not so much that you would have a sauce.

Cover the strawberries: Take a strawberry and hold it by the leaves. Using a spoon (I use a soup sized spoon) scoop up a heaping amount of chocolate. You are going to cover the front of the strawberry starting left to right by pouring the chocolate over it. There should still be enough chocolate in the spoon to roll the back of the strawberry back and forth in to cover it. This technique took a little practice, but coats the berries more effectively than just dipping and leaves a little swirl of chocolate across the front. If you use a smaller bowl and have a deeper chocolate then just dipping should work find as well.

Cool: Place the strawberry on waxed paper and cover with sprinkles if desired. If you would rather go a little fancier you can melt some white or dark chocolate to drizzle over to create an accent.

Display: Once the chocolate has hardened I place them in cupcake papers and chill.

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Enjoy!

Comments

  1. I love making chocolate covered strawberries as a treat for family and friends. We’ve even done it for all of the members of our church (we have a small congregation) at Valentine’s Day. We’ve found the cost to be minimal, just as you have, when we do it ourselves!

  2. mmm i should force my husband to makes these for me!!

  3. Christina Strapp says:

    I so glad you posted this. I was looking over my recipes so I can make some for Valentine’s Day.

  4. nicole dz says:

    I love chocolate covered strawberries anytime really. As long as they are dark chocolate. I love making them when im having a party or a few of the girls over. Its so easy and quick to throw together. Sometimes I even sprinkle some crushed peanuts on them. YUM!

  5. Terri S says:

    These look so good. I love strawberries. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Thank you, Heather, for share! This looks extremely delicious. I love combination of strawberries and chokolate, gonna try this recipe.

  7. Cynthia C says:

    I’d love to make my own. They are so expensive to buy and aren’t difficult at all.

  8. Karen Glatt says:

    I love, love Chocolate covered strawberries! But I have never made them myself, and they do not look hard to make and they will save me a lot of money instead of buying.

  9. I love chocolate covered strawberries and they are great all year around. Making them at home really saves money too!

  10. Tamra Phelps says:

    I love chocolate covered strawberries (or any fruit!) but they can be expensive to buy. Making them at home is a great idea.

  11. Holly Thomas says:

    Making these myself will save me a fortune!

  12. Mary Gardner says:

    This looks fairly easy to do so I may give it a try. Thanks for the tutorial!

  13. Melissa Storms says:

    This is a lot easier than I would have thought. I thought you needed special chocolate.

  14. Rosie says:

    These are so nice, and strawberries are finally in season. I’d love to try this!

  15. Julie Waldron says:

    My girls love Chocolate Covered Strawberries! They get them when we visit Mackinac Island. They look so easy to make but we never have. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Chocolate covered strawberries are my fave! It’s so fun to make your own at home.

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