I discovered the amazingness of chocolate dipped strawberries last Valentines Day. A store was advertising 6 dipped strawberries for $25. They looked soooo yummy. However there was absolutely no way that I would pay that much for strawberries, Valentines day or not. I decided to make my own.
I quickly learned that they are not hard to make! If you are capable of melting chocolate in your microwave then you can handle this! My Valentines are getting them again this year, they were a huge hit last year. What's not to love about strawberries and chocolate?!?!!
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
1 1/2 C Chocolate Chips (approximate)
1 Package of fresh Strawberries, washed and dried
Valentine theme cupcake wrappers
Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe dish. Microwave on full power for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds. Repeat until chocolate is melted.
Dip the strawberries into the dish of chocolate. Lay on wax paper to dry. When they are dry, place each strawberry into a cupcake wrapper. Store in a container in the refrigerator.
Be sure that you wash and dry your strawberries. The chocolate won't stick well if the berries are still wet.
Put your chips into a microwave safe dish and microwave at 30 sec. intervals until chocolate is melted. I used both white and milk chocolate to make my berries.
Stir the chocolate after each 30 seconds in the microwave. You don't want to scorch the chocolate.
Dip your strawberry into the melted chocolate. Be sure to coat all sides.
Lay the berries out on wax paper so the chocolate can dry. Decorate with sprinkles, or more chocolate!
I hope you enjoy these chocolate dipped strawberries. Making them at home will save you some money. Maybe you can even take your Valentine out for dinner with all that leftover cash! ha