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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!