A classic little treat perfect for a date or as a gift, chocolate covered strawberries are a defined part of romance in America. But don’t stop with simple dipping, dress them up to the nines with white and dark chocolate tuxedos!
Could they be more cute?
Super easy to make too!
How to make chocolate covered strawberries
All you have to do is dip them first in melted white chocolate, let them dry a few minutes, then dip them again a couple times, at opposing angles, in melted dark chocolate.
Use a piping bag or a tiny cut-off corner of a ziplock bag stuffed with the melted chocolate to add the bow tie and buttons.
How to store chocolate covered strawberries
Chilling the berries in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes will help them set, but you’ll want to store them in a cool area, not in the fridge.
Line a air-tight container with wax paper and place the berries in a single layer on the wax paper. Then cover with another layer of wax paper.
Tips for success
- Make sure the strawberries are completely dry before dipping them, or the chocolate will seize.
- Use a toothpick to paint on the bow ties and buttons if you need more artistic control.
- Put your wax paper lined cookie sheet in the freezer before starting, so that the chocolate cools faster when you put the dipped berries on it.
- Use high cocoa butter content white chocolate for the smoothest white chocolate for dipping.
Recipe updated, first published in 2008
- 24-30 strawberries, fresh
- 6 ounces of white chocolate
- 8 ounces of dark chocolate