Chocolate-covered strawberries make an easy and elegant dessert. There's nothing more romantic than a juicy berry dipped in rich chocolate! Best of all, this classic dessert is incredibly easy to make!
You can substitute white or milk chocolate for semi-sweet, or experiment with double-dipping the strawberries in different chocolates to vary the flavor and appearance. Be sure to check out the other variations linked below, as well!
- 1 dozen strawberries
- 1 cup chocolate (choppped or good-quality chocolate chips)
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil.
- Wash the strawberries and dry them thoroughly.
- Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until it is melted, stirring after every 30 seconds. Overheated chocolate gets thick and hard to work with, so it's important to keep a careful eye on the chocolate. Remove it when some pieces are still not melted, and stir until they melt. If you are using low-quality chocolate chips, you might need to add a little vegetable shortening to thin it out and make it easy to work with.
- Holding a strawberry by the stem, dip it in chocolate, twirling it in a circular motion to evenly cover most of the berry. As you lift it from the chocolate, twirl it so that any excess chocolate drips back into the bowl.
- Place the berry on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining berries and chocolate.
- Once all of the berries are dipped, refrigerate them for 30 minutes to set the chocolate. These candies taste best when eaten the same day they are made.