Chocolate dipped strawberries are one of those intimidating treats that are really so easy to make you will wonder why you’ve never made them before. Of course you can always make them extra fancy and put lots of time and effort into them, but today we want to just talk about making quick and easy ones to impress those you love this Valentine’s Day. Make these for your family or your best friend, they’re sure to be a hit.
You will need:
- strawberries: washed and dried
- melting chocolate
- favorite toppings (we chose white chocolate, coconut, and almonds)
- wax paper
To pick out the perfect chocolate, go to the baking section of your local grocery store and see what they have. We found dark chocolate melting wafers that we used. There are many options so pick what sounds good to you. The secret to making these quick and easy is to buy specific melting chocolate. Follow the directions on the bag for melting the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
Individually dip your strawberries into the chocolate and slightly twist your berry so that the excess chocolate drips off. While the chocolate is still wet, dip your strawberry into chopped almonds or coconut flakes. You may want to pick up the toppings and sprinkle them onto the strawberry if the dipping is too messy for you. To create a contrasting white drizzle, take a fork and dip the fork tines into white melted chocolate and drizzle it across the strawberries.
Set the strawberries on wax paper and then place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to harden. If you are in a hurry, just skip the toppings and do plain chocolate dipped strawberries. It will be just as impressive!
Whether you are serving the strawberries up at home or gifting them to a friend have fun and get creative! And don’t feel guilty if you sneak one or two (or three or four).
Do you exchange gifts with anyone on Valentine’s Day? Do you buy gifts or make homemade ones? What is your favorite part about Valentine’s Day? Or do you not like it? For more ideas and inspiration be sure to follow us on Pinterest and always remember to use #justartifacts in your social media so we can see what you’re up to!