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Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This is the ultimate guide to Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Let us walk you through all the tips and tricks to make the prettiest dessert of all time!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Servings: 1 pound of strawberries
Calories: 1273kcal
Author: Lorena Graeter

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs strawberries
  • 3.5 oz 100g 70% dark chocolate
  • 3.5 oz 100g white chocolate

Instructions

  • Wash strawberries leaving on the green parts, then pat dry with a paper towel to make sure they are very very dry.
  • Reserve a little bit of both chocolates and chop into small bits on a chopping board. Melt rest of chocolate in a double boiler or microwave as instructed above in the blog post.
  • Take the strawberries by the green part between your fingers and dip the strawberries into the melted chocolate. Then place on a lined baking sheet and sprinkle with chopped chocolate.
  • Put in the fridge to harden for at least 1 hour, better several hours or overnight.

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Notes

How to melt chocolate in the microwave

Cut it or break it up into small chunks. Place the chunks in a wide, shallow bowl and put it in the microwave. Heat the chocolate for about 30 seconds on medium high. Remove and stir with a rubber spatula. Place back in the microwave and heat for 15-second intervals, stirring in between with your rubber spatula, until the chocolate is completely melted and has a smooth.

How to melt chocolate on the stove

You can either use a "double boiler" which is essentially a bowl on top of a pot which is filled with a little water. The pot I mean, not the bowl. Bring the water to a boil and put the bowl which contains only chocolate chunks on top. It's important that the bowl does not touch the water. The steam alone should be the source of heat. Keep the pot with bowl on top on the hot stove but reduce heat to low to maintain a bare simmer.
Stir the chocolate constantly. The stirring is important to avoid the chocolate from getting too hot in both cases, microwave and stove-top method. If the chocolate gets too hot it will curdle and there is no way to safe it. DO NOT overheat and DO NOT stop stirring. It's important that you don't walk away and keep an eye on your chocolate at all times.

Nutrition

Calories: 1273kcal | Carbohydrates: 139g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 75g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 1687mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 104g | Vitamin A: 1.1% | Vitamin C: 323.3% | Calcium: 34.3% | Iron: 77.2%