white chocolate strawberries
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Red, White, and Blue Strawberries

There isn’t really a recipe for this since its really more about technique and just a fun decorating job. So I have some pictures and discussion about what I did for fun!

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries are one of my favorite guilty pleasure desserts. I don’t eat them all that often, but every so often for a special occasion they make for a really great little treat.

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I think what I like about them is that they are basically fruit with some richness. That’s why I personally prefer a dark chocolate coating, it helps tame the sweetness of the fruit and create a more balanced dessert. So, this version ended up being a bit a new experiment for me.

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We made them with white chocolate since we were going with a 4th of July theme for them. White chocolate is kind of interesting, its not necessarily sweet but it definitely isn’t bitter like a high cocoa dark chocolate. That may be because it’s not really even chocolate; it’s cocoa butter which makes it a little fattier.

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What that means is you have to treat and handle it a little differently. The fat and milk content mean that it will melt into a smooth mixture with no additions. For example, adding cream really just thins it out. So for the purposes of the strawberries, I just melted it by itself on a double boiler so that it was harden back up once I coated the strawberries in it.

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For the double boiler, sure you can buy some fancy insert or special pot; however, you can really just save the money by throwing a glass bowl over a little boiling water. This method works for all kinda of chocolate and scales nicely by just changing the pot and bowl.

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As far as doing the coating, its pretty simple. Once the chocolate is melted into a smooth liquid, let it cool a little bit. Then dunk the strawberries in and swirl to coat evenly. You can then coat them in sprinkles as I did or just let them cool to room temp and then in the fridge to enjoy!

This is also a great option for involving kids. Its super easy, safe, and impossible to really mess up!


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