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Chocolate Covered Everything

11 May

Chocolate covered strawberries

Show someone you care by making chocolate covered strawberries..
… and not eating them all before they come home.

I love strawberries. I love chocolate. The end.

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate – chopped
  • Oil
  • Toothpicks
  • More chocolate
  • Love

Step 1: Wash the strawberries. Lay them on paper towel to dry. There can’t be ANY moisture on the strawberries or they’re going to be duds. 

Step 2: Heat a small pot filled halfway with water over medium heat (or a double broiler) and place a bowl on top. Add the chocolate and stir continuously until almost completely melted. Remove the bowl from the pot and keep stirring until smooth. At this point it’s acceptable to dip your (clean) finger in the chocolate and have a taste. Mmmmm melty chocolate. 

Chocolate covered strawberriesStep 3: If you think your chocolate is too thick, add a tiny bit of oil to it and stir. Repeat this until you have reached the desired consistency. Make sure not to get ANY water in the chocolate or you’ll be sorry. It gets all lumpy and awful looking. Even I didn’t want to eat it. 

Step 4: Jam toothpicks in the top of the strawberries and dip those bad boys into that sweet, sweet chocolate. If you want to coat your strawberries in chocolate bits or nuts, this is the time to make it happen.

Chocolate covered strawberries
Step 5:
Use a colander or a baking sifter to hold the strawberries, or alternatively place them on wax paper to harden. You’ll probably have to put them in the fridge for a bit for them to completely harden, but try not to leave them in too long. When chocolate gets cold or humid it tends to get that white tinge (as some of mine did). Let them cool just until hardened and then remove them from the fridge. Chocolate should be eaten at room temperature.

Chocolate covered strawberries
Step 6:
This is the best step. Decorate! Get creative, people might actually be impressed. Make sure to let the base coat of chocolate cool before decorating or it will all smear together. You can decorate with other chocolates, just follow step 2. If you want to make intricate designs, just put a bit of your melted chocolate into a pastry bag with a small tip, or put the chocolate into a plastic sandwich bag and snip one of the corners. After you’ve decorated them, place them back in the fridge for  few minutes to harden and then you’re done!

Chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries

ENJOY!

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