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Chocolate & Strawberries: The perfect One-Two!
Chocolate covered strawberries are the quintessential Valentine’s Day treat. They are also overpriced and often not very well made when bought from a store, so save your money and make them yourself! Not only will they look and taste better, but making (and eating) them together with your special someone can be a fun & tasty date night activity. While they may appear to be hard to make, it’s actually quite simple. If you plan on making these a helpful tip is to wash and dry them in advance. This way when you’re ready to start the process you can get right to the fun stuff. Well made, great tasting chocolate covered strawberries are a big hit at any party or gathering, not just Valentine’s Day.
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- 18 large strawberries
- 2 cups dark chocolate
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- ½ cup shaved chocolate
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- ¼ cup white chocolate
- Wax paper
- Piece of plastic wrap
- Wash and dry strawberries.
- Fill a saucepan halfway with water and place on stove top to boil. Cut chocolate into small pieces and place in small glass bowl. Put glass bowl over saucepan and stir chocolate until it is almost completely melted.
- Add coconut oil, and remove glass bowl from saucepan. Continuously stir chocolate for 2 minutes.*
- Insert a toothpick into the top of strawberry to help hold it, and then dip the strawberry into chocolate, covering all sides. Shake off excess chocolate until it is no longer dripping.
- Sprinkle or dip chocolate covered strawberry into topping of choice and set on wax paper to dry.
- Repeat dipping process until all strawberries are covered in chocolate.
- For the chocolate drizzle, pour a few spoonfuls of melted chocolate on a small piece of plastic wrap, pull the ends up and twist into a knot (makeshift piping bag), then poke a tiny hole with a toothpick and drizzle chocolate over chocolate covered strawberry.
*This is a method of tempering chocolate and should not be skipped otherwise the chocolate will melt on strawberries when touched.