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15 Minute Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries


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  • Author: Amy Estes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Dark chocolate-covered strawberries are not only a wonderful sweet treat for Valentine’s Day but they are also a fancy dessert that the whole family can enjoy! You only need two simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make them!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pint of fresh ripe strawberries – (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips – I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao Premium Baking Chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips for drizzling – optional

Instructions

  1. Prep the strawberries. Rinse the strawberries in a strainer under cold water if using organic strawberries. For conventional strawberries, place them into a bowl filled with four parts water and one part white vinegar and submerge the strawberries in the water. Let them soak for 20 minutes then rinse them.
  2. Once the berries are clean then you need to dry them really well by transferring them to a paper towel-lined sheet pan and patting them dry. It is very important that they are dry before being dipped in the chocolate so it sticks to the strawberries better.
  3. Melt the chocolate. You can do so this by placing the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and microwaving it in 30-second intervals, stirring it in between until 90% of the chocolate is melted.
  4. Then remove it and temper the remaining chocolate until it is all fully melted and super smooth. To temper, you can just stir the chocolate with a rubber spatula or spoon until it is all fully melted.
  5. Dip the strawberries into the chocolate. Carefully gather each berry by the stem and dip it diagonally into the chocolate almost to the top swirling it around a little bit to get all of it coated but leave the head of the strawberry exposed.
  6. Let the excess chocolate drip off of the strawberry and lightly tap it against the bowl then place it onto a parchment-lined pan. Continue until you have dipped all of the strawberries. Let them chill for a few minutes in the refrigerator, then enjoy!

Notes

  • Use good quality organic strawberries that are bright red in color all the way to the top and have beautiful green stems. That means they are ripe and sweeter. Plus they are so pretty.
  • Select a good dark chocolate that is at least 60% cacao as mentioned above. I used Ghirardelli dark chocolate premium baking chips I added a bit of coconut oil so that the chocolate was super shiny and easier for dipping.
  • Rinse and dry the strawberries really well before you dip them. This is so important and allows the chocolate to really stick once you dip them.
  • Leave the stems on so you can use the stem to hold the strawberry when you dip it into the chocolate. Plus again it is just so pretty and you can use the stem to hold the strawberry when you eat it as well.
  • Dip the strawberries at a slight angle and then when you pull it out of the chocolate shake it a little bit so that the excess chocolate drips off. You can also lightly tap the strawberry on the side of the bowl as well. This is the point where you would dip the strawberry in any extra topping you desire. See the post for the topping suggestions.
  • Store any leftovers in a paper towel-lined container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Healthy Desserts
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American