Chocolate covered strawberries are a delicious Valentine’s Day treat. Don’t break the bank buying pre-made. Make them yourself for under $10.
Chocolate covered strawberries are super easy to make yourself. The big thing is getting the right chocolate.
I like using the Candiquik melting chocolate. I shop at Target so they have their own under the Market Pantry brand. It works the exact same and is called Candy Coating.
Chocolate chips take too much time to mess with and are so temperamental. Candy melts (like from the craft store) put a thick, chewing coating on the strawberries.
Candiquik is easy to work with. It dries quickly on the strawberries and leaves a nice coating of chocolate on all of the fruit.
Wash and dry your strawberries thoroughly before trying to cover them in chocolate. Any moisture will not only seize your chocolate and make it thicken, but it won’t coat over the strawberries.
I use a microwave-safe bowl. The chocolate usually comes in blocks that are all in one piece. I cut the blocks apart with a knife.
Put them in the bowl and cook in intervals of about 1 minute and then every 30 seconds, stirring in between each cook time. You might still have some chunks of chocolate in it but once you stir, it should be all creamy (like pictured above).
Grab the strawberry by the leaves on top, trying to gather them together so they don’t touch the chocolate. Dip the strawberry in the chocolate and roll it around to coat an even line around the top. You don’t want to cover all the way to the top, but leave a small bit of strawberry showing.
Let the excess chocolate drip and then place it on tinfoil to dry. They dry within a few minutes.
Keep going until all are coated.
I made an entire pint of strawberries ($3.50). Not all are pictured.
The Market Pantry Candy Coating chocolate was $2.99 and I didn’t even use half.
So around $6.50 for around 20 strawberries. They would be over $50 online.
Jazz them up by using sprinkles, colored sugar, swirling white chocolate over the top, or coloring chocolate and zig-zagging it over the strawberries.