I love dark chocolate and I love strawberries, so this is a match made in heaven for me.
A week or so ago, I was shopping for strawberries and our local supermarket had these super large strawberries for sale. I couldn’t resist. They were perfect for dipping into some nice, dark chocolate and would be a great dessert for our dinner party the next evening.
I washed the berries and let them dry thoroughly.
I took wooden skewers and broke them in half. You may want to trim the rough edges off of the stick (I didn’t, but it would have looked nicer). I then stuck the smooth end of the skewers in the leafy end of the berries and used them as holders to dip the berries. I left the skewers in so that when I served the berries, it was like a popsicle.
Hubby had given me Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate bars for Mother’s Day. Dark chocolate is my favorite, so it was a no-brainer as to what chocolate I was going to use.
I broke one of the bars up into pieces, put it into a microwave safe bowl and nuked it on low power for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring the hot chocolate each time to help melt it. It may take a few times. Stir it often and do not let it boil. I recommend going to this site for the different ways you can melt chocolate if you’ve never done it before.
When the chocolate was ready, I dipped the strawberries in the chocolate and then placed them in a dish lined with parchment paper.
I stored the berries in the refrigerator (uncovered) until the next evening, when I served them for dessert. Don’t let them sit out on the counter too long before serving or they will sweat.
I’ve received store bought chocolate covered strawberries as gifts a few times. My strawberries weren’t as fancy, but they were just as good.
You can experiment by melting some white chocolate and then drizzling it on the dark chocolate to make a design. Another idea would be to top the freshly dipped chocolate berries with some nuts, coconut or sprinkles. If you use your imagination and the toppings you love, you can’t go wrong.