Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Strawberries and Chocolate…the perfect combination.  When my husband asked me to come up with a dessert to pass out to the moms of our church for Mother’s Day, I knew exactly what to make.  Chocolate covered strawberries are delicious on their own, but when you add a drizzle of white chocolate across the top they are even better!  I have to admit, that I didn’t quite know what I was getting into when I said yes to dipping 500 chocolate covered strawberries for Mother’s Day at the Stirring.  I may or may not have stayed up until 2 AM finishing these tasty little treats!  Lesson learned, next time, I will ask for help 🙂

Here are a few tips to make the perfect chocolate covered strawberries.  First of all, choose berries with pretty stems.  They look much more appetizing.  Use white cupcake holders to place your dipped berries on so they each have their own holder.  Rinse your strawberries and dry them on paper towels.  Do not skip this step!  It’s essential to dry each strawberry completely before dipping or the chocolate will not set correctly.

Once your berries are dry you are ready to dip.  Melt your chocolate.  I used Wilton’s candy melts in dark cocoa for the dipping and in bright white for the drizzles.  Dip each strawberry and place on a individual cupcake holder to set.  Once your dark chocolate has hardened, you can melt the white.  I used a spoon to drizzle the white chocolate over each berry.   In no time at all, you can have a platter of delicious chocolate covered strawberries to serve at your next party, or to just enjoy with your family.

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