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chocolate dipped strawberries on a white serving tray
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I'll show you how to make homemade, gourmet chocolate covered strawberries at home for just a fraction of the cost.  These are perfect for any romantic occasion, valentines day, or just a sweet treat.  They’re super simple to make and only take a few minutes. 
Prep Time30 mins
cooling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 213kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Chocolate good quality chocolate
  • 18 large Strawberries large, with stems
  • 2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 4 ounces White Chocolate if desired

Instructions

  • Wash and rinse the strawberries, lay them on a paper towel to air dry completely, 15 minutes to 60 minutes at room temperature. (Be sure they are completly dry)
  • Make a double boiler, place a pan on low heat with an inch of water and bring to a boil. Place a bowl (with the lid larger than the lip of the pot) on the simmering water.  
  • Place ⅔ chocolate in the bowl. Stir gently with a spatula for several minutes or until chocolate is melted. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and add in ⅓ more chocolate and the coconut oil.  Continue to gently stir until all the chocolate is melted. (It should have a shiny appearance and smooth consistency.)
  • Set a sheet of parchment paper on a large baking sheet. 
  • Dip each strawberry into the chocolate mixture, gently shake the strawberry to remove the excess chocolate. Place the strawberry on the parchment-lined tray.  
  • If desired, add a contrasting kind of melted chocolate in a piping bag and drizzle the dipped strawberries.
  • You can also dip the strawberries into chopped nuts, sprinkles, or shredded coconut, or any other topping of your choice and then set it back on the tray.
  • Let the strawberries sit at room temperature until chocolate hardens, for about one hour, until the chocolate firms. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg