These strawberries dipped in chocolate are so easy to do. The only real problem was finding a way to hang them up in such a way that the chocolate would dry evenly around each strawberry. Did some research, and the best way to achieve this was to use a cocktail stick in the end of each strawberry to dip it into the melted chocolate, and then to hang the dipped strawberries from some polystyrene, so that the chocolate could drip and dry.
You can use dark, milk or plain chocolate. If you’re feeling adventurous you can dip the chocolate covered strawberry into crushed nuts or hundreds and thousands.
Children would love to do this recipe as it’s such fun and simple to do.
If you have any melted chocolate left simply pour it into a small heart-shaped baking tin and refrigerate until set.
- Box of fairly large red strawberries
- 150g of chocolate (dark, milk or plain)
- On a plate prepare the strawberries by inserting into the end if each one a cocktail stick.
- Break up the chocolate into pieces into a bowl (a small one is easier as you need some depth to the chocolate to dip the strawberries)
- Microwave the chocolate in 30 second bursts, stirring after each 30 seconds to help melt the chocolate smoothly. Don't over melt otherwise the chocolate becomes grainy so be careful when the chocolate is nearly fully melted.
- Holding each strawberry by its cocktail stick dip the strawberry into the melted chocolates and twirl the cocktail stick so that there is an even coverage of chocolate around the strawberry
- Once the strawberry is fully covered by chocolate insert the cocktail stick into the polystyrene and allow the chocolate to drip off and harden. This will take about an hour.
- Transfer to fridge until ready to serve. I like to dunk the chocolate strawberry into a bowl of double cream. Delicious!