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!
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.