Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Treat: Chocolate Covered Strawberries


With Valentine's day just around the corner, I thought I would give you guys a final idea for something to make for your friends and loved ones. These aren't exactly the most original thing in the world, but I absolutely LOVE chocolate covered strawberries. It is easy to make, doesn't take too much time and it tastes so delicious. You could wrap it in a cute box and it would make the perfect little gift for your special someone, your girlfriends, your parents or anyone you feel deserve a little something extra. As I said, this is so easy to make, and the idea isn't exactly new so you've maybe even made this before, but I love this idea so I though I would show you how I make them :)


This is all you need. Pretty obvious really; some chocolate and strawberries. I used two chocolate plates like this for the strawberries on this plate.

To melt the chocolate, I boil some water and place a bowl with the chocolate on top of a colander that came with the boiler. You don't need to have this at all, you could just place the bowl of chocolate directly in the hot water, but be careful so the water doesn't get into the chocolate. And one more thing, be careful so your chocolate doesn't get too hot. When chocolate reaches a certain temperature, the structure in it will start to denature and instead of getting soft melted chocolate you will end up with a hard, clumpy consistency (trust me, I've been there and it's not fun). So be sure to stir the chocolate quite frequently and maybe take it out of the water for a little while if you think it is getting to hot. I know that all you americans out there have some chocolate that it meant for melting and that you can just put in the microwave, so if you have access to that, go for it! ;)

Now time for the fun part. When all the chocolate is melted you can start dipping the strawberries. This is where you can get really fancy if you wanted to, with different colored chocolate, sprinkles or other fun decorations. I had some small heart shaped decorations, but I didn't like how it looked so I decided to leave them out. They still taste delicious either way :)
But all your covered strawberries on a plate or baking sheet or something like that (preferably something non-sticky) and but it in the fridge for about an hour or to keep there until you need them. 
And voilà! There you have it, your own home made chocolate covered strawberries. I feel kind of silly putting this up, but I made them, and I love them, and they're delicious, so I thought I would show you anyway! 

Do you like chocolate covered strawberries? Have you ever made them yourself? And what other treats do you like to make when you want something a little extra?


24 comments:

  1. yummy! I've tried them for the first time at a fair and since them I've made them a few times at home too.it's so delicous!
    XOXO
    Adrielle
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  2. looks so yummy!

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  3. Chocolate covered strawberries are amazing!! I'm craving some of these now haha

    Lovely blog, I'm a new follower :)

    Kimberley x

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  4. Oh wow will definitely be trying this, they look SO yummy!
    Carrie
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  6. chocolate covered strawberries are delicious! :)

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  7. That looks yummy.That heart shaped decorations are so cute.:)

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  8. they look so yummmmm!!!!
    such a cute thing to do :)

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  11. Oh my god! These look so good and I don't even like strawberries! ;)

    Lovely blog xx

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  12. I actually made those for my boyfriend last year! Don't put them in the fridge for too long, they get weirdly mushy!

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  13. Aww these look so yummy! :)) Need to make some today! Great post! <33

    XO,
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  14. OMG,this is so amazing,I love this post !
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    Wish you a nice week! <3
    xoxo
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  15. Oh those look delicious and so easy to make. I wish I had gotten some strawberries at the grocery store yesterday. Maybe I'll make these this weekend.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  16. Those look absolutely delicious!! :) I tried making them once but for some reason the chocolate didn't stick well to the strawberry and also the chocolate tasted weird- probably a cheap brand.

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  18. Mmmmmh!!! That look amazing!! I must try to make them!!
    xo, E*

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  19. Mmm looks so delicious! I don't think I've ever made them, but I have made chocolate covered Oreo's and marshmallows many times :)

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  20. Delicious!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  21. I love the tips you give on your blog! This looks yummie :).
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    I'm now following you, great blog!
    x Hannah
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    Thanks a lot

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