How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
It is February (which mind you is crazy to me!) and I am in full swing Valentines mode! Heart decor, fun cakes (check out my insta @fuelingasouthernsoul to see the love day cake I made over the weekend!) and things full of love are all over the place. Justin and I usually hang low on Valentines but it's the best. We will make a special dinner, eat it picnic style around the fire and then top it off with a movie and chocolate covered strawberries.
I am fully convinced chocolate covered strawberries are all you need in the dessert category for Valentine's day. It says "I love you, let's snuggle and eat dessert" in its perfect little way. Nothing that requires hours of prep or loads of ingredients. Just 3 simple things, a lot of love and a night by the fire with your person. Sign me up!!
Here is a step by step guide on how to make this special little dessert for your favorite person:
1. Choose your favorite dark chocolate bar (we go dark chocolate because it is Justin's preferred chocolate and I am not a chocolate fan so I don't really care one way or the other).
2. Break into pieces and place in glass bowl. Add about a tablespoon or so of coconut oil. This is my secret ingredient. It makes the chocolate silky smooth and dipping a breeze!
3. Wash and dry a pint of strawberries.
4. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler until fully melted and smooth. Be sure to use oven mitts when stirring and removing, the bowl will be hot. This also can be done in a microwave but I prefer a double broiler. Chocolate can burn very easily in the microwave...spoken from many impatient experiences.
5. Place the chocolate on a hot pad and line your counter with parchment paper
6. Hold each strawberry by the green leaves and carefully dip into the chocolate almost all the way up. Let the excess drip off and place on the parchment paper to dry.
7. Let cool for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate is hardened. You can place in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
8. Leave plain (which is perfect) or decorate as you wish. White chocolate drizzle, peanuts, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips are all fun options.
9. Place on a pretty plate. Finish dinner. Put on something pretty. Make a fire. Enjoy the rest of the night.
10. Simple as that 🙂
Need another chocolate dessert for Valentines Day? Try my No Bakes Cookies. They are one of the blogs most popular recipes and my weakness!Print