Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Cafe Delites


Add a touch of romance to your Valentine’s Day with classic Chocolate Covered Strawberries. A treat for all ages with a special bonus for adults!

A beautiful and romantic gift, you won’t be able to stop at one Chocolate covered strawberry. With suggested toppings and an OPTIONAL cheeky addition to pre-soak your strawberries in booze, you can be sure that we have covered all bases for you and your +1 to enjoy! Done in 15 minutes!

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CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Is there anything more romantic than chocolate covered strawberries? Well, maybe Champagne soaked strawberries but that’s a whole other post. Right up there with a rich chocolate cake, molten lava cakes, or a silky double chocolate mousse.

Indulgent and classy, the history of linking strawberries with lovers dates back to Ancient Rome where they were the fruit considered to be the symbol of Venus… the goddess of love.

HOW DO YOU MAKE CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES?

The process is so simple it doesn’t really need an entire recipe box, yet here we are:

Rinse and pat dry strawberries with paper towel (the chocolate will not stick if the strawberries are not dried well).
Melt your chocolate combined with coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until fully melted. Alternatively, melt chocolate the classy way in a double boiler.

Pierce the stem-end of a strawberry with a fork and dip strawberry into the melted chocolate. This way you’re not getting your fingers or nails into the chocolate.
Lift strawberry just above the bowl and twist around a couple of times to let excess chocolate drip off.
Place chocolate covered strawberries on a waxed paper lined pan, repeat with remaining strawberries.

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CHEEKY, BONUS ADULT ONLY CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES:

This is a completely optional R-rated bonus.

  1. Place strawberries in a large bowl. Pour alcohol of choice (champagne, vodka, Kahlua, brandy, etc) into bowl to completely cover strawberries.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours.
  3. Drain strawberries in a colander, reserving alcohol for future use. Thoroughly pat dry strawberries with paper towel.
  4. Melt chocolate as directed above and continue with Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe below.

SHOULD I REFRIGERATE STRAWBERRIES OVERNIGHT?

Absolutely! They need to set in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set, about 15-30 minutes. Remove them about 10-15 minutes before serving to get the chill out. We love our chocolate covered strawberries a bit closer to room temperature (around 30 minutes before serving).

TO DECORATE

Drizzle strawberry with extra chocolate for effect! Melt remaining leftover chocolate, if needed. Dip the tip of a fork into the chocolate and drizzle in a zig-zag pattern over coated strawberries. Let set in the refrigerator for a further 30 minutes, or until set.

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WHAT IS THE BEST CHOCOLATE FOR STRAWBERRIES?

I recommend using a 50/50 combination of semi-sweet and milk chocolate. Use your favourite brand of chocolate. You can also throw in dark chocolate.

DO I NEED TO USE COCONUT OIL IN THE CHOCOLATE?

The best result is a combination of coconut oil and melted chocolate. The chocolate sets and hardens quicker and a little thicker than just plain melted chocolate, and acts like a chocolate shell (magic shell). It doesn’t add any additional flavour to the chocolate, it’s purely for consistency ONLY.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN I MAKE THEM?

Make chocolate covered strawberries a day before so that they are still fresh.

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Simple yet elegant, who doesn’t love a chocolate covered strawberry? Easy to make bite-size pieces of heaven, they’re the perfect sweet dessert or snack at any age. It only takes 15 minutes to make one batch of chocolate covered strawberries!BONUS: An adult version with booze is included!

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Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 2 mins

Set time: 15 mins

Total: 27 mins

Serves: 20 strawberries

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into smaller blocks or chopped
  • 5 ounces milk chocolate, broken into smaller blocks or chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 pounds strawberries with stems, (1 kg | about 20 strawberries)

Instructions

  • Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.

  • Wash strawberries and thoroughly pat dry with paper towel. (The chocolate will not stick if the strawberries are not dried well).

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted.

  • Pierce the stem-end of a strawberry with a fork and dip strawberry into the melted chocolate. Lift strawberry just above the bowl and twist around a couple of times to let excess chocolate drip off. Place strawberry on lined pan and repeat with remaining strawberries.

  • Chill until the chocolate sets, about 15-30 minutes.

  • To drizzle strawberry with extra chocolate for effect: Melt remaining leftover chocolate, if needed. Dip the tip of a fork into the chocolate and drizzle in a zig-zag pattern over the dipped strawberries. Let set in the refrigerator for a further 30 minutes, or until set.

Notes

WHAT CAN YOU PUT ON CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES?

For additional ideas to coat strawberries, dip strawberries into melted chocolate as above, then dip into crushed nuts, mini chocolate chips, chocolate flakes or coconut flakes. FOR ADULT CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES:

  1. Place strawberries in a large bowl. Pour alcohol of choice (champagne, vodka, Kahlua, brandy, etc) into bowl to completely cover strawberries.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours.
  3. Drain strawberries in a colander, reserving alcohol for future use. Thoroughly pat dry strawberries with paper towel.
  4. Melt chocolate as directed above and continue with recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg



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