Chocolate-covered strawberries are such a decadent but guilt-free treat since there’s fruit involved. (Guilt free for me anyways…but when am I ever really guilty about eating something decadent and delicious and chocolate?)
A few months ago one of my friends hosted a wonderful spa day at her house. And let me tell you she did an amazing job! The guests and I were totally blown away with how she decorated! She totally created the perfect spa atmosphere! As the foodie friend and chocolate fiend I decided to bring these chocolate-covered strawberries because I thought they would be the perfect little spa treat as we soaked our feet in bath salts and did facials and whatnot.
Chocolate-covered strawberries are so simple and easy to make as long as you keep a few things in mind. If you follow my directions carefully you’ll have the perfect and prettiest chocolate-covered strawberries!
Start with some fresh, sweet strawberries and carefully but thoroughly rinse them.
Let them drain in a colander and then carefully but firmly pat them dry. It’s important that the strawberries are completely dry before you dip them in the chocolate. Water in melted chocolate will mess up the consistency and make for some sloppy and not-so-pretty strawberries. No bueno.
As you are patting your strawberries dry with a paper towel go ahead and stick toothpicks into the center, like so.
Now for the chocolate! Add about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to your chocolate chips. This will ensure your chocolate is smooth and shiny!
- fresh strawberries
- chocolate chips
- 2 Tb vegetable oil
- white chocolate chips (optional)
- After thoroughly rinsing strawberries, firmly pat them dry with a paper towel
- Mix chocolate chips and vegetable oil and melt in the microwave or in a double boiler (see above pics to make a “make shift” double boiler)
- Dip strawberries in melted chocolate and allow them to set for 5 minutes before placing in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to let the chocolate harden.