Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries for your Valentine


Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Courtesy: www.foodnetwork.com
Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Courtesy: http://www.foodnetwork.com

If you are looking for a special treat for your Valentine (or for yourself or your friends), then consider chocolate covered strawberries.  Chocolate covered anything is a treat.  These chocolate covered strawberries, however, are a real treat!  Using both semisweet chocolate and white chocolate, you get the best of both worlds.

Ingredients:

6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well

Directions:

  1. Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls.
  2. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple of inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt.
  4. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)
  5. Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat.
  6. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper.
  7. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl.
  8. Set strawberries on the parchment paper.
  9. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries.
  10. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and use it to drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.
  11. Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Be sure to eat these within one day of making them (or less) because the moisture in the strawberries may cause them to mold quickly.
  • Sprinkle with finely chopped nuts for a crunchy variation.

Yield: about 20 strawberries

Source: www.foodnetwork.com

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries for your Valentine

  1. Andi February 12, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Making these Saturday (white chocolate with clear crystal sprinkles)!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Nancy at Food Mingle Blog February 12, 2015 / 3:58 pm

      Andi – clear crystal sprinkles – what a great idea, I love it 🙂
      Thanks for your comment. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too.

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