Here’s how to easily make dark chocolate covered strawberries with thin lines of white chocolate, step by step.
Chocolate covered strawberries are a must for any dessert charcuterie board, romantic evening, and special occasion.
It’s the classic dessert for Valentine’s Day (with chocolate fondue of course) or Mother’s Day, but in fact, it lends itself well to any occasion.
Well, who can resist chocolate covered strawberries?
And the best part is that it’s very easy to prepare and it’s less expensive than buying them ready-made.
A few notes about the recipe
I will show you the steps to make pretty and delicious chocolate covered strawberries using dark and white chocolate.
But you could also use other combinations, with milk chocolate, pink chocolate (white with a little red coloring) or even trace the lines on your strawberries with frosting pens.
The steps to make perfect chocolate covered strawberries
Dry the strawberries well: for the chocolate to stick well, it’s important to dry the strawberries thoroughly after washing them.
Choosing the chocolate: don’t skimp on the quality of the chocolate. As with all recipes with few ingredients, the quality of the ingredients makes all the difference.
Dip strawberries in chocolate: the easiest way to coat strawberries in chocolate is to pour melted chocolate into a small glass. All that remains is to dip the strawberries one by one, holding them by the leaves or by their stems.
Draw the chocolate lines: To be able to draw fine lines of chocolate, you can use a pastry bag or a ziplock type bag.
However, for more precision when drawing chocolate lines, it’s important to only make a small opening at the bottom of your pastry bag.
- 2 cups (200 g) dark (or milk) chocolate
- ½ cup (100g) white chocolate
- 24 strawberries with leaves
- Wash and dry the strawberries.
- Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. For the microwave, start with 30 seconds, mix well. Return to the microwave, heating in increments of 20 seconds, taking care to mix well each time between each heating sequence. It is important that the chocolate does not burn because it will become bitter.
- Once the chocolate is melted, pour into a small glass or deep bowl.
- Immerse the strawberries one by one, holding them by the leaves or stems. Let the excess chocolate drip off.
- Place them on a board or a large dish covered with a sheet of waxed paper.
- Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets (30 minutes at room temperature or 15 minutes in the refrigerator).
- Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, following the same instructions as for the dark chocolate.
- Once the chocolate has melted, pour it into a pastry bag (or an airtight ziplock-type bag) and make a very small opening at the end.
- Press to release chocolate and draw lines on the strawberries.
- Leave to harden for about 30 minutes or 15 minutes in the fridge.
Dark chocolate: you can also use milk chocolate.
Chocolate covered strawberries will keep for about 1 day.