Chocolate covered strawberries are the ultimate gift to give and receive any time of the year! They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day for that someone special, Mother’s Day for your mom, Christmas and New Years holiday parties, and birthdays! But ordering them online can be a little pricey, especially around special holidays! With my step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you how to make these treats at home! I use a classic chocolate strawberry recipe, adding my own beautiful twist and new techniques! My unique drying technique will make your chocolate strawberries stunning!
Watch my video recipe for all the details!
For my video tutorial, I used dark, milk and white chocolate chips. Since making this video, several companies now release chocolate melts (I use Ghirardelli), which makes things even easier! Just place your chocolate chips or melts into a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth. If you’re chocolate starts to set in the pastry bag, simply microwave for 10 seconds for the chocolate to melt. Chocolate melts will usually set at room temperature, so you don’t have to refrigerate the strawberries before enjoying. Chocolate chips take longer to melt and may not set at room temperature, unless tempered properly.
I recommend making these chocolate strawberries the same day you plan on serving them for best results. They are best if enjoyed within 24 hours since the strawberry will begin to release juices, making the chocolate look less appealing after sitting for too long. Try serving them on a tray, or if you’re giving these away as a gift, place them into a pastry box and tie it up with a ribbon. Most craft stores will sell white or pink boxes for cakes and treats, which will work well for these strawberries!
Need some supplies to make these strawberries? Here are some of the supplies you’ll need (affiliate links):
I love to use these Ghirardelli chocolate melts – they set very well and fast!
Using one of these craft foam sheets is the easiest way to prepare the chocolate strawberries!
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Love all things strawberry? Make this stunning ‘Red Velvet Strawberry Cheesecake’ next! Get the recipe: http://tatyanaseverydayfood.com/recipe-items/red-velvet-strawberry-cheesecake/