Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Throughout my entire life, my mom has used chocolate covered fruit as a last minute gift of love to pretty much everyone who has crossed her path. As of late, my sister and I are fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of this delicious last minute gift! We joke that there is really nothing she WON'T dip in chocolate, but strawberries are definitely the most commonly dipped. Mom, being a classic mom, knows that a quick and easy dramatic food moment is essential to any mom's toolkit. Oh, and of course kids love to get in on this recipe, too, which makes it even more fun!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:


2 lb fresh and gorgeous strawberries*

1 ½ cups chocolate chips or chunks (dark or semisweet are my favorites)

½ teaspoon coconut oil


Optional toppings: sprinkles, coconut shavings, chopped nuts, white chocolate drizzle or whatever else you like!


*Other fruit: You can absolutely sub-in another fruit for the strawberries. It's total personal preference. Mom would sometimes do a variety of berries, banana chunks, or even apple slices. As with any Grossy recipe, play around and have fun! If you really wanna get kinky, take two slices of banana and place a little layer of peanut butter in between them then dip in chocolate—HEAVEN!


WHAT YOU'LL DO:


Rinse and dry your strawberries. You want all moisture from their rinse to be gone so the chocolate will adhere to them. I like to leave mine out on a towel in a sunny or warm spot for a bit.


When your strawberries are dry, we can begin to dip.


In a small pot on the stove, add 1 ½ cups chocolate chips or chunks (dark or semisweet are my favorites) and ½ teaspoon coconut oil. Place over medium heat and stir until chocolate is melted, glossy, and smooth.


Place a cooling rack over a pan or sheet of parchment. Grab your strawberries and any toppings you plan to use. One-by-one, dip your strawberries into the melted chocolate (I like to do a half-coating, so you can still see plenty of gorgeous strawberry). Place the strawberry on the rack so the extra chocolate drips off. If you are doing any toppings, you can either sprinkle the strawberry with the topping or dip it into a bowl of the topping. Some toppings work better one way or the other, so play around with it!


If your chocolate cools too fast before you have dipped all of your berries, just throw it back on the heat.


Once you have all your strawberries dipped and topped, place them into the refrigerator until the chocolate is firm and matte.


You did it! You can now enjoy some easy, fun and gorgeous treats.


Store your strawberries in the fridge. They will last for as long as your strawberries last. Chocolate lives longer than fresh fruit.


Make it step-by-step with me below!

1. Rinse and dry your strawberries. You want all moisture from their rinse to be gone so the chocolate will adhere to them. I like to leave mine out on a towel in a sunny or warm spot for a bit.


When your strawberries are dry, we can begin to dip.

2. In a small pot on the stove, add 1 ½ cups chocolate chips or chunks (dark or semisweet are my favorites) and ½ teaspoon coconut oil. Place over medium heat and stir until chocolate is melted, glossy, and smooth.

3. Look at that glossy chocolate!


Place a cooling rack over a sheet pan or sheet of parchment. Grab your strawberries and any toppings you plan to use.

4. One-by-one, dip your strawberries into the melted chocolate (I like to do a half-coating, so you can still see plenty of gorgeous strawberry).


If your chocolate cools to fast before you have dipped all of your berries, just throw it back on the heat.

5. Place the strawberry on the rack so the extra chocolate drips off. If you are doing any toppings, you can either sprinkle the strawberry with the topping or dip it into a bowl of the topping. Some toppings work better one way or the other, so play around with it!

6. Once you have all your strawberries dipped and topped, place them into the refrigerator until the chocolate is firm and matte.

You did it! You can now enjoy some easy, fun, and gorgeous treats.

Store your strawberries in the fridge. They will last for as long as your strawberries last. Chocolate lives longer than fresh fruit.

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