Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

I thought I'd do a post on how to dip strawberries. Most of you might already know all this, but I know someone out there doesn't.

You want to start with clean strawberries. The best way to do it is clean them a day before, put them back in the fridge until the next day. An hour before your ready to dip them take them out of the fridge so they can reach room temperature. They should be completely dry, but if not lay them on a paper towel. They must be dry.

For your chocolate, you can use almond bark, chips or a bar. If your using almond bark or a bar chop it up to chip size. Take your sauce pan and add chocolate, turn the temperature to low and don't get higher than this. Once you see a bit of melting begin stirring with a spoon. The motion will help the heat spread and the chocolate will melt faster. The less time your chocolate is on the stove the better. Just keep stirring until the lumps are gone and take off the heat.

From this point I find a small cup to put the chocolate in, something that will be easy to dip and pull out a strawberry from.

This is the easy part. Take your strawberry, dip, shake off a little and lay on wax paper.

If you notice any lumping (caused by a wet strawberry) you can add vegetable oil to the chocolate and it should bring it back to the normal chocolate texture.

If you want to add a white chocolate layer, make sure the bottom layer is dry and take a spoon and drizzle over the strawberry. Simple and beautiful!

You can also make a tuxedo for a fancy occasion :)


  1. Very cool. I love chocolate covered strawberries, but I have never made them at home.

  2. I always want to try it but don't how, so thank you so much for sharing it.