Tuesday, January 29, 2013

EASY Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Easy Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I love fruit {as do my children} and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner I have been looking for fun ways to combine two of my favorite things – chocolate and fruit!

Over the holidays this year I made my own no-bake chocolate truffles and I created my own dark chocolate shells. It was surprisingly simple. So simple in fact that I took a cue from that experience and used it to make my own dark chocolate covered strawberries for the boys. The gobbled these up like it was no one’s business and when they were all gone, they asked for more.

These easy homemade chocolate covered strawberries are super quick to make and easy enough that the whole family can lend a hand. My boys had fun dipping the strawberries too.

What you need:
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips {you can use whatever chocolate you like… we just really like dark chocolate}
  • 1 Container of strawberries {12-16 strawberries}
  • Toothpicks
  • Nonstick cookie sheet – you can use parchment paper if you like to avoid sticking. 

How to Make it:
  1. In a microwavable bowl melt the dark chocolate. Heat for 30 seconds on 50% power, stir, and repeat until the chocolate is melted {should be smooth and shiny}. Set aside.
  2. Rinse the strawberries and remove the stems.
  3. Stick a toothpick in the strawberries and dip them in the dark chocolate, holding them by the toothpick.
  4. Place the chocolate covered strawberries onto the cookie sheet.
  5. Place the cookie sheet of strawberries in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to allow the dark chocolate to harden into a delicious shell. 

Easy Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This entire process took about 15 minutes to make and was way less expensive than store bought chocolate covered strawberries. It was a fun “cooking” project for the entire family. My 3 year old and 1 year old loved helping mommy and they loved eating these tasty treats even more!

I will NEVER buy another store bought chocolate covered strawberry again! These were so yummy, so inexpensive to make, and so easy to create. I cannot wait to try out different chocolates, toppings, and fruits! These are a perfect Valentine’s Day gift {especially for those on a budget}.

This recipe is linked up at Delicious Dish Tuesday

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