Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favourite desserts/treats in the world. I am strictly a milk chocolate person (I know, I’m a pleb), and berries are my favourite fruit/vegetable to snack on. Sure, you can buy them at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Laura Secord, but that gets expensive if you want to bring some to an event. So, I decided to make my own!
This is the recipe I originally worked from, but here are the actual measurements/steps I used.
-1 1/2 cups of milk chocolate chips
-1 tsp of shortening
-1 lb of strawberries
1.Wash strawberries and remove leaves.
2. Lay sheet of parchment paper over cookie sheet; set aside.
3. Put skewer sticks in strawberries.
4. Put chocolate chips and shortening in double boiler, and slowly melt chocolate.
5. Dip strawberries in chocolate; set on cookie sheet. Remove skewers.
6. Let chocolate harden.
-I didn’t have a double boiler, so I made a makeshift double boiler by placing a metal bowl in a pot- worked perfectly!
-If you have a rubber spatula, use that to stir the chocolate.
-If possible, cool strawberries in fridge once you are finished!
-I personally left the stems, I prefer to have something hold (and I never eat close to it…)
-Use skewers instead of toothpicks.
Overall, this is the probably the easiest and most impressive dessert I’ve made. If you need a quick dessert to bring to a potluck or event, this should be your go-to!! Next time I’m going to focus on making them look nicer/more presentable.
What is your go-to “impression” recipe?