♥HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY♥
I have been making these strawberries for my family since I can remember. It is just kind of my little tradition that the gang looks forward to. I am always happy to see them dive in and enjoy them! How fun!
My friend’s daughter texted me the other evening because she wanted to make chocolate covered strawberries for her boyfriend for Valentine’s Day and she didn’t know how. Her Dad told her she needed to add WAX to the chocolate to allow it to stick. YIKES…NO WAX NEEDED! Some people do add a bit of vegetable oil to the chocolate and if you do that, I would recommend no more than a teaspoonful…why add extra fat to something so delicious and simple?! I suppose it makes the chocolate a bit glossier, but I don’t think it is worth the extra fat! The most important part of this is to be sure the strawberries are completely dry! If they are damp, the chocolate will not stick!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
1 pint large strawberries, rinsed and thoroughly dried
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vegetable oil, optional
Sprinkles, nuts, etc for garnish
Line a cooking sheet with waxed paper or parchment. Make a spot in your frig large enough for the sheet.
Boil about 2-3 ” of water in a sauce pan. Put a stainless steel bowl over the water. It should be resting above the water, not touching it. Put chips and oil (optional) in the bowl. Chocolate is very temperamental so you want to treat it kindly. Stir the chips until they are melted and then carefully remove the bowl from above the water.
Taking one dried berry at a time, carefully dip in the chocolate holding the berry by the stem. Allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Gently place the chocolate berry on the waxed paper and give it a little nudge forward. This will give it a nice bottom. Sprinkle the moist chocolate with sprinkles or nuts, if desired, before it dries. Continue with all the berries. Place in frig to set and dry.
Best to eat the day you make them!
What did I love about this recipe? Chocolate. Strawberries. End of story.
What don’t I love about this recipe? Well, aside from the fact that I could eat the entire tray, nothing.