My kids’ favorite snacks are chocolate covered strawberries. Every time I make this snack and my kids’ friends are over it’s a big hit. I like to make chocolate covered strawberries when it is in season because the strawberries are sweeter and cheaper.
- 1 package of Strawberries (32 oz)
- chocolate (I use Dolci Frutta chocolate that comes in an 8 oz container)
- wax paper
- paper towels
- baking/cookie tray
- Wash and rinse strawberries.
- Cut off the green leaves from the strawberries.
- Dry strawberries with paper towel. Strawberries need to be dry when dipping it into the chocolate.
- Heat preferred chocolate (in a microwave or on a stovetop. See directions below.)
- Lay out wax paper on a baking/cookie tray.
- Dip the dry strawberries in chocolate. Dip 1/2 of the strawberries in chocolate and place on wax paper.
- Dip all the strawberries in chocolate until they are all are used up.
- Cool strawberries on wax paper until hardened.
- Place chocolate covered strawberries on a nice dish and serve.
IF HEATING ON THE STOVETOP
- Put chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl that fits over a pot of simmering water.
- Bring about an inch of water to simmer in the saucepan. Put the heatproof bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Stir occasionally until chocolate is melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Make sure anything that comes in contact (spatula) with the chocolate is dry. Small amounts of water can make the chocolate become stiff and hard.
IF HEATING CHOCOLATE IN MICROWAVE
- Put chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it at 50% power (medium) for 30 seconds.
- Remove and stir.
- If chocolate isn’t melted enough after stirring, return to the microwave and repeat.
- Stop and stir every 15 second intervals and check the consistency of the chocolate. It may take around 2 minutes for the chocolate to fully melt.