Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-Covered-Strawberries

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

I’m really horrible at remembering these federal holidays. I had no idea Monday was a holiday until a friend told me it was last weekend. Back in February I told another friend to have a good Martin Luther King day on Presidents’ Day… while he was in another country that celebrates neither of those. I really need to start looking at a calendar more.

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Back to the food—Chocolate covered strawberries are one of those classics that get done again and again but they never get old. They’re so simple you don’t even need a recipe(but you’re getting one). You can make them last minute and they’re near impossible to screw up, so if you’re in a pinch for dessert this Memorial Day then these could be the perfect solution.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 2 dozen):

  • 2 dozen large strawberries
  • 10oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3oz White chocolate(optional)

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Method:

  1. Gently melt the chocolate in a small bowl until it’s smooth.
  2. Dip each strawberry into the chocolate and swirl around to cover completely.
  3. Lift the strawberries out of the chocolate and let the excess fall back into the bowl. Place them individually on a non-stick surface.
  4. If using the white chocolate, melt it carefully and put it in a pastry bag or Ziploc with a tiny whole cut out one edge.
  5. Drizzle the white chocolate across each strawberry from side to side.
  6. Refrigerate the strawberries until the chocolate has hardened. Plate and serve still slightly cold.

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when life gives you strawberries, cover them in chocolate before eating them.

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13 Responses to Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  1. Katie
    May 26, 2012 | 9:09 am

    Beautiful little strawberries. They look like they’re wearing tuxedos. I want them in my face.

    • Wannabe Chef
      May 26, 2012 | 10:49 am

      I wanted to do bowties but I could barely manage squiggles. Maybe if I start practicing I can be ready for next Memorial Day.

  2. Kris
    May 26, 2012 | 2:13 pm

    gorgeous photos, Evan!

    heh, I am just the opposite of you, I know the major holidays, the minor ones, the good food ones… I even know that this coming Tuesday is the birthday of John F Kennedy. nope, didn’t have to look it up. ;)

    • Wannabe Chef
      May 26, 2012 | 9:58 pm

      If I had a job I would fight my boss to get tuesday off then :-)

      • Kris
        May 27, 2012 | 1:14 am

        YES!! I didn’t realize you were a fan! I should have planned a day off… ;)

  3. Amber K
    May 26, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    They look amazing! I don’t think I could manage squiggles, but white chocolate is definitely going to be involved.

  4. The Candid RD (Gina)
    May 26, 2012 | 7:07 pm

    I’m the same way when it comes to these holidays. The only way I remember is attending meetings at work when we prepare for the holiday rush!

    Great recipe. I think these sound and look (Especially) amazing!

  5. Vita @ Juicer Depot
    May 26, 2012 | 8:50 pm

    Awesome photography! The strawberries look so vibrant that I want to reach into my computer and eat them all!

  6. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    May 27, 2012 | 9:56 am

    Yum! Love chocolate covered strawberries!

  7. Anda
    May 27, 2012 | 12:27 pm

    These look delicious! I like to make a raw version of the chocolate but it takes a while to set.

  8. myfudo
    May 28, 2012 | 6:09 am

    Awesome pictures! I love this strawberry-choco combination. This is a must try!

  9. Amy @ FragrantVanillaCake
    May 28, 2012 | 7:25 pm

    I tried chocolate covered strawberries this year for the first time and now I see what all the hype is about ;)! Yours are lovely!

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