Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, or you’re making a romantic dessert for your significant other, chocolate covered strawberries are a great way to enjoy something decadent with the added freshness and nourishment of fruit!
- 16 ounces dark chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chunks)
- 1 to 1½ pounds fresh, washed strawberries (with the leaves on)
- A double boiler (or a large pot plus a metal bowl)
- A baking tray
- Parchment paper
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave until it’s a nice, smooth consistency — not too thick, not too runny. Be sure to watch it carefully so it does not burn. If you are using your microwave, melt your chocolate 30 seconds at a time, checking and stirring in between.
Once your chocolate is at the perfect consistency, dip your strawberries, either using your fingers (hold onto the leaves) or a toothpick, coating the berry nearly to the top — leaving just a little berry showing for a pretty burst of color!
Set your chocolate covered strawberries on a parchment paper lined baking tray and allow them to cool and harden. You can pop them into the fridge to cool as well, but they can harden on your counter top, too.
Optional: Feel free to decorate your berries in whatever way you’d like, such as with a crushed almond garnish. Pulverize them in a blender or food processor until they resemble a sprinkle sized piece. After coating your berries, roll them across a plate of almond pieces, then let harden.