Chocolate strawberries are a Valentine’s Day favorite. Gourmet food stores and fruit gift delivery services offer these marvelous morsels for a small fortune, but these are simple to make at home.
Need a last-minute Valentine’s Day surprise?
Why not wrap up a tin-ful of these delicious treats for a special Valentine? Fix a plate of chocolate-dipped strawberries for a holiday gathering, or just make them for a yummy movie night with Valentine’s Day friends?
First, gather the ingredients for making chocolate-dipped strawberries.
- 1 small bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon of margarine (not butter)
- 1 pound of fresh strawberries
Here’s how to make chocolate-dipped strawberries in a flash.
First, place the strawberries in a strainer or colander. Place them under a gentle stream of cool tap water. Drain the berries, and place them on a bed of paper toweling to dry.
Melt the chocolate chips in a glass bowl by microwaving them, 30 seconds at a time. Stir the melting chocolate every 30 seconds to prevent scorching. Continue this process until the chocolate is fully melted and stirs smoothly.
Cover a large baking pan or tray with waxed paper.
Pick up a strawberry by the green stem and cap, and dip it into the chocolate. Roll the strawberry around to coat it. Use a spoon to drip melted chocolate over the strawberry, if desired. Leave the green stem end of the berry chocolate-free.
Set the chocolate-covered strawberry on the waxed paper tray.
Repeat the process until all of the strawberries are coated with melted chocolate. Add colored sprinkles, graham cracker crumbs, or chopped nuts, if desired, as variations.
Chill the tray of chocolate-covered strawberries in the refrigerator or in a cool garage until the chocolate hardens.
Remove the chocolate-covered strawberries from the tray. Put them on a plate to serve. Keep leftovers, if there are any, in a covered container in the refrigerator.
What a wonderful Valentine’s Day treat these chocolate-dipped strawberries can be, a perennial favorite for fruit lovers and lovers of every kind.
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