How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: A Delicious Guide

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: A Delicious Guide

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If you love the combination of fresh fruit and rich, smooth chocolate, then chocolate-covered strawberries are a must-try treat. They’re the perfect blend of juicy sweetness and decadent chocolate, making them ideal for everything from romantic dinners to fancy parties—or just a treat for yourself! Making your own chocolate-covered strawberries at home is surprisingly simple, and with Love Cocoa’s premium chocolate, you can create a luxurious version that will impress anyone. Here’s how to make them.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Strawberries: Choose bright red, firm strawberries with fresh green leaves. Wash and dry them thoroughly.
  • Love Cocoa Chocolate: You’ll need about 200g of chocolate. You can use our Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate, depending on your preference. For a vegan option, try H!P Chocolate’s oat milk chocolate.
  • Optional Toppings: Chopped nuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles, melted white chocolate drizzle or crushed cookies.

Equipment:

  • Stove-top: Or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
  • Parchment Paper: For lining your work surface or a baking tray.
  • Toothpicks or Skewers: For dipping the strawberries.
  • Baking Tray or Plate: For setting the dipped strawberries.

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Strawberries:

    • Wash the strawberries and gently pat them dry with a paper towel. Make sure they are completely dry; any moisture can affect the way the chocolate adheres.
    • Lay the strawberries out on a piece of parchment paper or a clean tea towel to air dry further.
  2. Melt the Chocolate:

    • Chop your Love Cocoa chocolate into smaller pieces for even melting.
    • Using a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate. Stir frequently to prevent the chocolate from sticking. Continue to heat until the chocolate is smooth and fully melted.
    • Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave in short bursts, stirring in between, until smooth. 
  3. Dip the Strawberries:

    • Hold each strawberry by the stem or use a toothpick/skewer to grip it.
    • Dip the strawberry into the melted chocolate, twirling it to coat evenly.
    • Allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
  4. Add Toppings (Optional):

    • If you’re using any toppings, immediately sprinkle them over the freshly dipped strawberries while the chocolate is still wet. Try chopped nuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles, or melted white chocolate drizzle for added texture and flavour.
  5. Let the Strawberries Set:

    • Place the dipped strawberries on a baking tray or plate lined with parchment paper.
    • Allow them to set at room temperature or in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

    • Once the chocolate has set, your strawberries are ready to enjoy! Serve them as a special treat or dessert.

Tips for Perfect Chocolate-Covered Strawberries:

  • Use high-quality chocolate: Love Cocoa’s premium chocolate ensures a rich, smooth coating and the best flavour.
  • Work quickly: Chocolate can start to harden, so work swiftly to dip and coat your strawberries.
  • Experiment with toppings: Get creative with different toppings for unique flavour combinations.
  • Store properly: Keep your chocolate-covered strawberries in the fridge for freshness, especially if you live in a warmer climate.

There you have it! Making chocolate-covered strawberries with Love Cocoa’s chocolate is a delightful and easy experience. Whether you're creating these for a special occasion or just as a treat, they'll be a hit with anyone who loves a combination of fresh fruit and quality chocolate. Enjoy!