Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

If any of you were listening to the radio during the week before Mother’s Day you probably heard all of the advertisements for chocolate dipped strawberries that could be ordered and delivered to Mom.  That got me thinking that I hadn’t made chocolate dipped strawberries for at least 25 years!  I wonder why?  They are so easy to make, and refreshingly delicious.

So I decided to make some for one of the desserts I was providing for our Mother’s Day extended-family dinner. I’m just going to say if you love strawberries and chocolate and you haven’t made these in a long time {or perhaps ever} you absolutely must make some.  It only takes about 30 minutes to make 2 quarts of these little delicacies.

Any size of strawberry will work but the large ones actually look better than the small ones.  The container I purchased at our local grocery store contained mostly large, with some medium and small ones packed in, and I dipped all of them.  I used white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate for dipping and then rolled some of them in finely chopped pecans and unsweetened finely shredded coconut.

Since I hadn’t made them in such a long time they looked a bit “rusty” and my drizzles were wobbly, but when arranged on the serving plates they looked quite impressive.  Everyone at dinner commented on how beautiful they looked so I was quite pleased that something so simple was so well received.  And they were all eaten up!

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After dipping and rolling the strawberries I placed them on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.  Then placed them in the refrigerator until well set.

I drizzled the white chocolate onto the semi-sweet chocolate strawberries after they were set up.  The white chocolate strawberries look so plain but my hubby doesn’t like dark chocolate very well and didn’t want them drizzled so they stayed plain-looking, but I did roll some of them in the nuts and coconut.

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts of strawberries {more or less depending on how many you want to make}
  • Semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips {I used 2 cups}
  • White chocolate chips {I used 2 cups ~ for dipping and drizzling}
  • Pecans, finely chopped
  • Unsweetened, finely shredded coconut

Directions

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry the strawberries. {If they are even damp the chocolate will not adhere.}
  2. Melt the chocolate chips and/or white chocolate chips right when you are ready to start dipping. These can be melted in a double boiler or the microwave. If using the microwave, warm the chocolate for 1 minute at a time at 50% power, stirring after every minute, until completely melted.
  3. Holding the strawberries by their leaves, dip them into the chocolate about 3/4 of the way and then immediately roll in nuts or coconut, if desired.
  4. Place them on a waxed paper or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until well set.
  6. Drizzle the semi-sweet chocolate strawberries with white chocolate, if desired, or the white chocolate strawberries with semi-sweet chocolate.
  7. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve, but if you want to serve them at room temperature remove them from the refrigerator 1-2 hours before serving.

Notes

These will remain fresh in the refrigerator for about 2 or 3 days.

http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/chocolate-dipped-strawberries/

They were all delicious, but the semi-sweet chocolate with coconut strawberries were my favorite.

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Enjoy!

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4 Responses to Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  1. Leilani May 31, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Lovely sampling! I bet these were great. 🙂

    • Lori June 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

      They were delish! I wish I could have one each day after my lunch. 🙂 That seems heavenly to me.

  2. Joan - My Cookie Clinic June 1, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Lori, These strawberries look wonderful. I’m dropping by from ‘Get Him Fed Friday’ link party. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Pinning these!

    • Lori June 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

      Thanks, Joan. I’m going to come on over to your site to see what good things you have posted!

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