I’m sad to admit that my refrigerator is where strawberries go to die. It’s not that I dislike them, it’s just that I usually eat half the pack and then forget them.
Or sometimes I don’t feel like them until it’s too late and they are already old and yucky.
Also I like to think that even if you totally cover fruit in chocolate it still counts as fruit. So I may have been dipping strawberries in chocolate (ahem a lot) lately.
Best Tip for Perfect Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I have this little tip that I wanted to share about how I do it . . . Crisco.
If you zap chocolate chips with a tiny bit of Crisco it melts so easily and goes on the strawberries great!
I like to do a small handful of semi-sweet chips (but you can use whatever kind you want) I’ve done milk, white, dark you name it and about half a tsp of Crisco.
Then I nuke it for 40 seconds and stir stir stir. Usually that’s enough to melt all the chocolate but if not I’ll zap it a bit more 5-10 seconds at a time.
Make sure you wash and fully dry the strawberries you don’t want any water to get into the chocolate.
And I like to have the berries nice and cold from the fridge because then when they get dipped the chocolate hardens a lot faster and you don’t need to stick them in the fridge.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Chocolate chips (any type)
Prep a bowl that is small and deep enough to dip a strawberry into. Prepare a cookie sheet with a layer of wax paper.
- Rinse and dry strawberries. It is very important that you start with full dry strawberries.
- Add chocolate chips plus a small scoop of crisco to a microwaveable bowl. For about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips I like to use 1/2 to 1 tsp crisco.
- Microwave for 40 seconds and stir.
- If your chocolate is not melted to 80% then microwave an additional 10 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted.
- Holding each strawberry by the greens dip into the bowl and coat with chocolate.
- Place the strawberry down on the wax paper. Repeat until all your berries are coated.
- Set aside to allow the chocolate to cool and harden. You can speed this process along by putting the cookie sheet in the refrigerator.
Note: The final melting will occur during the string process. You can absolutely burn chocolate so make sure you stop once you get to 80% of the pieces melted an allow the stirring to finish the job for you.
Tip for Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 1/2 tsp Crisco
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- Keep the Strawberries in the fridge until you are ready to dip them. That way they are nice and cold.
- Nuke the chocolate chips and Crisco in the microwave for about 40 seconds
- Stir, Stir & Stir
- If not completely melted, put it back in the microwave for 10 seconds.
- Make sure you wash and fully dry the strawberries you don’t want any water to get into the chocolate.
- Dip the strawberries in the chocolate holding on the stem of the strawberry.
- Place on wax paper to dry, or eat immediately!
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