Chocolate covered strawberries are so easy to make. Here is how to make them for just a fraction of what they cost in the stores!
Chocolate covered strawberries might just be the "ultimate" Valentine's Day treat. Pair them with a glass of champagne (or sparkling cider, for you teetotalers), some dim lights and some Barry White on the iPod and you have a seriously romantic night!
But enough about my plans for Valentine's Day (after the kids are in bed).
I always laugh when I go to Wegmans or see online deals for chocolate covered strawberries "on sale" for just $20 for 6. Seriously? More than $3 each? Talk about a price markup! I love myself some chocolate-covered strawberries, but I will be hanged if I am going to pay those ridiculous prices for them!
So what is the secret to making them perfect at home? Patience! If it were as simple as grabbing some strawberries and melting some chocolate, stores wouldn't be able to charge more than $3 each for them. Fortunately, it's not much more difficult than that!
There are 2 main things to keep in mind in order to make them perfect:
- The strawberries should be clean and dry
- The strawberries should be chilled until firm, but not frozen.
Making sure that the strawberries are dry will help the chocolate cling to the berry more evenly. Chilling just makes them easier to dip!
Scroll down for the complete directions!