Last-Minute Dash Chocolate Covered Strawberries

IMG_0006Sometimes holidays, especially Valentine’s Day, can sneak up on you leaving you empty handed. We’re here to the rescue with a last-minute treat that’s sure to wow without the long lines and nine dollar per berry price tag. Our recipe also takes out the risk factor of “may have come in contact with nuts” because we used Enjoy Life nut, dairy, gluten, and soy free chocolate as our melt. To make things even easier, everything you to make these chocolate covered strawberries need can be found in a trip to Target.

Ingredients & Supplies: 

  • Double boiler (or small saucepan and glass bowl like we used)
  • Silicone spatula
  • Enjoy life dark chocolate morsels
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Wax paper (ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL)

Directions: 

  1. Heat water over medium heat until it starts to simmer then turn burner to low heat
  2. Place double boiler or glass bowl on top and heat for approximately 5 minutes
  3. Place ingredients into top pan or glass bowl
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  4. Wash your strawberries and make sure to dry each one with a paper towelIMG_0001
  5. Melt all ingredients in the top of a double boiler until completely smooth
  6. Stir occasionally until all is melted the stir frequently to make sure the chocolate is completely melted, combined and smooth
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  7. Prepare the dipping area with your washed berries and a large sheet of wax paper; the wax paper ensures perfect looking berries by making them easy to remove
  8. Remove the pan from the heat and place near your dipping surface
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  9. Grasp the berries by the stem and leaves for a clean dip
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  10. Swirl the berry in your melted chocolate vs just dunking; this allows for an even coating
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  11. Flick the berry upward to stop the dripping of chocolate
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  12. Allow berries to rest at room temperature to dry. DO NOT stick your berries in the refrigerator or freezer to set; this will cause them to get a white coating or “bloom” which is the uneven settling of the fat in the chocolate at the surface
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