Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

This chocolate covered strawberries recipe is sugar sweet and fruit sweet all in one.
By Anne Vassal
February/March 1999
Add to My MSN

Chocolate covered strawberries are easy to make.
ILLUSTRATION: NEVERNE K. COVINGTON


Content Tools

Related Content

Country Style Strawberry Shortcake

Traditional, Country Style Strawberry Shortcake.

B&R Automation partners with AR Technology

B&R Automation announces partnership to serve renewable energy industry in US and Canada.

Halloween Goodies: Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids and What to Do With That Leftover Candy

There are plenty of alternatives to handing out sugary candy at Halloween time.

A Green Valentine’s Day at Home

A recent study found that 63 percent of all couples plan to stay in for Valentine’s Day this year. C...

This is the perfect Valentine's Day dessert, and our chocolate covered strawberries recipe will help you make it. As you can see, it's not complicated. You can make the strawberries a day ahead.

2 pints large, ripe strawberries
2 (4-ounce) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate bars (I used Ghirardelli chocolate.)

You'll need a double boiler for melting the chocolate. Find a metal (such as stainless steel) mixing bowl that will rest in a medium-sized saucepan. If the bowl is too large, it will be difficult to dip the strawberries. You could also put the bowl in a skillet if you don't have the above. Put about an inch of water in the bottom of the saucepan (or a half inch in the skillet) and put the bowl in place.

Wash the strawberries, leaving on the stems. Dry completely on paper towels. Break up the chocolate into one-inch pieces and put in the bowl. Place over medium heat until the chocolate is completely melted. Put the strawberries, box, and saucepan on the counter with a hot pad under the pan. Dip the strawberries into the chocolate one at a time, being careful not to break the stems. The strawberries should not be totally covered with chocolate. Dip about three quarters of the berry into the chocolate. Lay on waxed paper.

When all the berries are dipped, let them harden for about 15 minutes. Put the cover on the box and refrigerate. Save any leftover chocolate for a chocolate sundae (remelt the chocolate in the microwave). Serve the strawberries on a doily-covered plate. Don't get them out of the refrigerator until just before serving, or else they will sweat and get soggy.

Want more chocolate recipes? Have a look at "For Love of Chocolate








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.