This festive season, people are taking matters into their own hands and making tasty treats at home. Fall welcomes baking season, from pies and cinnamon rolls to pumpkin spice everything. Many home bakers are going the extra mile and selling their baked goods. The new craze is decorative chocolate covered strawberries. You can DIY them at home following these easy steps!
What You’ll Need:
- Chocolate of your choice (white chocolate or chocolate melts)
- Food coloring (for white chocolate)
- Ripe strawberries
- Parchment-lined tray
- A box or container
- For the letters: offset spatula and silicone letter mold
Let’s Get Started!
First, you’ll want to thoroughly wash and dry your strawberries. Chocolate doesn’t hold on wet fruits, so make sure they are dry. Next, melt your chocolate. You can do this using a microwave, heating it in 30 second intervals. Stir every so often so the chocolate melts evenly. If you want to color your white chocolate, you should add food coloring now. I colored mine a pale orange for my “pumpkin” berries.
Once your chocolate is melted, it’s time to start dipping! Insert a toothpick into each strawberry, hold all of the leaves away from the berry, and twirl it in the chocolate. The toothpick helps you keep the leaves clean, adding to your professional look. Then, shake off excess chocolate and place on your parchment-lined tray. Repeat with all berries. Work quickly so that your chocolate coating is smooth. Place strawberries in the fridge for 5 minutes.
To make the letters, you’ll need more chocolate. I used plain white chocolate. Fill your silicone molds for each letter. Tap the mold sheet on the counter to settle the chocolate into all crevices. Wipe off excess chocolate with an offset spatula and pop it in the fridge for 5 minutes.
Take your strawberries and place them in your box or container. I lined mine with Halloween cupcake liners because why not? Take your mold and carefully pop out each letter. Using some leftover melted chocolate, add a dot of chocolate on the back of your letter and place on a strawberry. Keep adding letters to spell out your phrase and you’re done!
These festive chocolate covered strawberries are a hit! I gifted these to my boyfriend and he loved them. Make them for the special people in your life and they’re sure to gush about them forever. Follow these easy steps and enjoy strawberry decorating this holiday season! 🍓