My oh May, I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through the month and June will be here before we know it! The past few weeks have been a busy blur and I’m sorry to say that I’ve neglected posting a Monday content blog post twice now this year. Today I’m remedying that by sharing today’s post with you!
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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
One of my favorite things to make and share for special occasions are chocolate dipped strawberries. They’re easy to make, easy to arrange beautifully, and they’re delicious!
- 1 lb Strawberries
- 1 8 oz package Dolci Frutta Hard Chocolate Shell
- Optional: 1 8 oz package Dolci Frutta Rich & Creamy White Shell
- Optional: sprinkles
- Silicone spoon or mini spatula
- Fruit wash spray
- Fruit colander
- Fruit scrub brush
- Wax paper
- Ziplock bag & scissor
- Platter for serving
- Reusable stretch to fit food covers
- Bring strawberries to room temperature
- Use a fruit brush to clean berries
- Put the strawberries in a bowl of water with fruit spray, leave to soak about 5 minutes
- Rinse in a colander
- Completely dry berries
- Follow directions on the chocolate dip: microwave for 30 seconds on half power. Stir. Repeat until smooth.
- Dip berries in chocolate and place on wax paper on a flat surface. Repeat until all dipped.
- Repeat chocolate melting for the white dip until smooth
- Pour white chocolate into ziplock bag and snip corner
- Drizzle white chocolate on all berries
- Add sprinkles
- Leave on counter to dry
Tips & Tricks
- Berries should be 100% dry before dipping.
- Water + Chocolate = ruined dip
- Never use water with chocolate!
- Berries should be at room temperature before dipping
- Cold berries + Chocolate = berries that sweat condensation
- Don’t overheat the chocolate, only heat 30 second increments at half power
- If you heat chocolate at full power it’ll burn
- Burnt chocolate gets chunky and gross
- Dipped berries should be kept at room temperature
- Cold dipped berries = condensation
- If the chocolate dip gets too thick you can use a bit of canola oil to thin it out.
- Use plastic stretch to fit food covers for easy transporting
You can purchase ready made chocolate dipped berries in a store if you don’t want to spend the time making them but keep in mind that you save a ton of money by making them yourself and it’s always more fun to bring something that you’ve made rather than purchased when possible. Costco carries a pound of dipped berries (comes with about 8 or 9 berries) right now for $12.99 but some places charge upwards of $30 for a dozen. I purchased strawberries on sale at Sprouts for $0.99 and the chocolate dip was on sale at Ralph’s 2 for $5. It cost me $6 to make a dozen berries and I had some of the white leftover for the next time I make dipped berries.
Fun National Holidays This Week:
Monday May 14th: National Women’s Check-Up Day
Tuesday May 15th: International Day of Families | National Chocolate Chip Day | Straw Hat Day | Nylon Stockings Day
Wednesday May 16th: Mimosa Day | Love a Tree Day | Wear Purple for Peace Day | Sea Monkey Day | Piercing Day
Thursday May 17th: World Telecommunications Day
Friday May 18th: International Museum Day | Visit Your Relatives Day | Pizza Party Day
Saturday May 19th: National Devil’s Food Cake Day | World Whiskey Day
Sunday May 20th: Pick Strawberries Day | National Be a Millionaire Day