Chocolate and strawberries – always a winning combination! Chocolate-covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day, or any special day, are so quick, easy and decadently delicious! They are so easy, that even I can’t screw them up (see Strawberry Cake for details on how to turn a Valentine’s Day project into a horrifying Halloween project with only one extra special ingredient – a bucket of ‘blood’!) – but I digress!
You know I have this problem that I whined about in my earlier post, Toot Sweet 4 Two’s Top 10 Posts for 2012 – the problem of what do to with all the “extra” stuff that I make for my dessert recipes because there are just the two of us (me and Charlie). Well, this time, the lucky recipient was my neighbor, Rosa, and her family.
She’s not my “next-door neighbor” because we live on 8-acres; she’s my “across the freeway and down several city blocks” neighbor. I sent home more than a baker’s dozen with her and Charlie and I ate the rest over the next several days! NOT a good omen for any diet plan, but they were so delicious that I just couldn’t bear to part with any more and share any more, so I didn’t call any family or friends and offer them strawberries! Maybe next time.
So, here’s a tutorial to show you just how super-duper easy this is. Feel free to “pin” this, or any of our other photos, on your Pinterest boards.
Each carton of the Dolci Frutta chocolate shell will cover at least 12 large strawberries. So, the smaller your strawberries, the more you’ll have! Not bad if you can’t find large strawberries; more chocolate to eat on each one!
And, here are some other pretty “Pinteresting” pictures to share on Pinterest:
And one final picture…
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, washed and carefully dried, leaving green tops intact
- 1 carton of Hard Dark Chocolate Shell (Dolci Frutta is the brand I used)
- 1 carton of Creamy White Chocolate Shell (Dolci Frutta)
- Cupcake papers
- Wax paper or parchment paper
- Wash and dry your strawberries carefully using paper towels or a soft, clean cloth.
- Cover a baking sheet with wax paper.
- Heat the chocolate in the microwave according to manufacturer's instructions (my chocolate took a minute and a half per carton and I stirred it every 30 seconds.
- Gather up the green tops of each strawberry carefully in your fingers and dunk the strawberry in the melted chocolate until covered.
- Place immediately on wax paper-lined baking sheet because the chocolate hardens quickly.
- Repeat with remaining strawberries.
- If chocolate hardens before you have finished with all of the strawberries, reheat in the microwave for an additional 15 to 30 seconds to melt.
- Once strawberries have hardened on the wax paper, carefully remove and place in a cupcake paper for serving.
(other Valentine’s Day posts)
- 42 Shades of Red
- 42 Valentine’s Day Decorations in Your Home
- 42 Ways to Say I Love You on Valentine’s Day
- All You Need is Love
- DIY Valentine Bookmarks
- DIY Valentine Heart Plaque and FREE Printables
- Easy Valentine Candy and Cookie Buffet
- Fresh Strawberry Pie
- Heart in the Hole
- Love is Our True Destiny
- Strawberry Cake
- Sweetheart Cream Cheese Spread
- Sweetheart Maple and Sage Sausage Patties
- Sweetheart Pie Crust Cookies
- Sweetheart Toasted Sausage Sammies
- Sweetheart Watermelon and Arugula Salad