How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • 01 of 07

    To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Gather the Ingredients

    Strawberries and chocolate
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    The first step in learning how to make chocolate strawberries is to gather all of your ingredients together. You will need:

    • 12 oz. good-quality semisweet or dark chocolate (either a bar, chocolate melting wafers or chocolate chips)
    • 2 Tbsp. butter
    • 1 quart fresh strawberries

    You will also need a baking sheet, waxed paper and a microwave-safe bowl.

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  • 02 of 07

    How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries Step 2: Line a Baking Sheet

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    Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. This will give you a place to put your chocolate covered strawberries while they cool and harden.

    If you are making a large quantity, you may need two baking sheets.

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  • 03 of 07

    How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries Step 3: Wash and Dry the Strawberries

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    Wash and Dry the Strawberries Completely. Stephanie Gallagher

    Wash your strawberries, and dry them completely with a paper towel. This will make it easier for the chocolate to cling to the berries.

    Note: You do not need to hull the strawberries. You will need the stems to hold onto as you're dipping the strawberries into the chocolate.

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  • 04 of 07

    How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries Step 4: Chop the Chocolate

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    Use a sharp paring knife to chop the chocolate, placing your other hand on top of the knife as you chop to keep the chocolate pieces from scattering.

    You can skip this step if you are using chocolate melting wafers or chocolate chips.

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  • 05 of 07

    How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries Step 5: Melt the Butter and Chocolate

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    Place the chocolate pieces in a microwave-safe bowl. Top with the butter. Heat in the microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir. Continue heating in 30-second increments, if necessary, until the chocolate is melted.

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  • 06 of 07

    How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries Step 6: Dip the Strawberries

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    Holding a strawberry by the stem, carefully dip in the warm chocolate, coating almost completely. The berries look best when you can see a hint of red near the stem.

    Repeat with remaining berries.

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  • 07 of 07

    How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries Step 7: Let the Strawberries Cool

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    Place the strawberries on the waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Let them cool until you're finished dipping all of the berries. Then transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator to let the chocolate-covered strawberries cool completely.

    When the chocolate is completely hardened, the berries are ready to eat.

    Enjoy!