photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 2 pints strawberries, with stems if possible
- 1 1⁄2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk chocolate chips)
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 6 tablespoons butter
- Wash strawberries and pat dry.
- Place on paper towels until they reach room temperature.
- Melt chocolate chips, corn syrup and butter in a double boiler, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and dip each strawberry into chocolate, coating 2/3 of strawberry.
- Allow excess chocolate to drip off into pan.
- Place stem side down on waxed paper covered baking pan or cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate until set, about 15-20 minutes.
Delicious.A couple of tips. You can melt the chocolate in a microwave @ 50% power, for a min.- 1 1/2 min. stir, then melt at 10 second intervals, stirring each time, until chocolate is melted. ( I think this is easier). Watch closely, timing will depend on the wattage of your microwave. Also, if you don't want "flat" spots on your berries, stick a toothpick in the stem end, dip in melted chocolate, let excess drip off, and then stick toothpick (with strawberrie attached) in a block of styrofoam to cool. Hope this helps.
By far the best chocolate covered strawberry recipe I have come across. The butter and corn syrup make it less brittle and a little more sweet. Also, for those of you having difficulty with the grainy consistency, it is usually because you got some moisture into the chocolate mixture. Make sure that your strawberries are completely dry before dipping, and be sure to use very short intervals if you are microwaving. Check after each 7-10 seconds, the mixture's consistency can change very quickly. Delicious!!!!
So delicious! I will NEVER use the ready made stuff ever again. This is so perfect, the chocolate stays soft, almost chewy, not crunchy and brittle. Thanks for the best chocolate dipped strawberries ever. So easy to make too. Can't wait to try dipping bananas and pineapple and apples and whatever else I can find along the way!!!
A LOT easier than I expected! I will buy nicer strawberries next time. I got some from Target, who now carries produce in our area. Next time, I'll get from Whole Foods since taste is so much better from there. I used mostly semi-sweet chips. Next time I will do milk, since I perfer it. I was looking for other stuff to dunk once I finished with my berries. Yum! Thank you!
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Excellent! Quick, easy and very tasty! I used dark chocolate wafers instead of chocolate chips, and they were fabulous. I only heated them for 30 seconds, gave them a stir, then heated them for 10 more seconds, and stirred until everything melted. The strawberries were a big hit at Mother's Day brunch!
YUM!! Easy and great! Brought these and brownies to work for a birthday party, and the chocolate covered strawberries were gone in a flash. People were talking about them all day and even the next day! I halved the recipe and still made a ton. I used good soy margarine instead of butter and agave syrup instead of corn syrup. I saved a few for myself, but they only seemed to be good for about 24 hours. After that, the berries seemed to go bad and get really watery. Any ideas why? Next time, if I had time, I would probably also try to double dip them to make the chocolate layer thicker-- just for fun. We had guests over the other night and made this for dessert but treated it more like a fondue with the strawberries and just ate them while they were warm. Our guests loved them, it was fun, and they were really impressed. Thanks for the recipe!!
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