A glammed up and delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe. A stunning (and yet easily obtainable) strawberry dessert!
This post is sponsored by California Strawberries. My Kitchen Love only works with companies and products we use and love at home.
Ready to get dressed to the nines and parade around? I know, I know. We’re in “unprecedented times” and yet I’m asking you to dress up?! More than from your day pyjamas to night pyjamas? Relax friends! I’m ready for all us to dress up those strawberries and get into vogue mode – get ready to strut this seasons’ latest trends with California Strawberries.
I’ve got the prettiest way to garnish California Strawberries. Which by the way, are now back in season when local strawberries have run their course and are off-season.
We munch on strawberries a lot around here. The Spring, Summer and Fall are perfect with easy to find organic and conventional strawberries for easy snacking to bump up our Vitamin C and fibre intake.
To be honest, they’re simply the best snack that all kids love. I keep a stash of strawberries in our fridge as much as possible for my own kids, but also for when my kids have friends over too. This makes my kids happy and my life so much more simpler.
While making Chocolate Covered Strawberries it’s important to have clean and dry strawberries. If possible, give them a clean and let air dry on a tea towel or paper towel for a couple of hours or even overnight.
Once the strawberries are dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with your desired garnish, they need to set for 20-30 minutes in a cool area (or fridge). This will set the chocolate nicely and not let any garnishes run off.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Dessert Boards:
- I found Candy Melts to be the easiest for dipping strawberries. Candy melts are readily available at most grocery stores and I used Bright White in these photos for the white chocolate dipped strawberries. Candy Melts are incredibly easy to melt and stay melted until setting on the chocolate dipped strawberries nicely. In other words, you don’t need to be a professional chef to whip out these stunning treats. Dark chocolate candy melts is the dark chocolate option for a nice black and white contrast (aka glam!).
- If you’d prefer to use straight chocolate, dark chocolate chips and white chocolate chips are ideal. Add in a 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil for gloss and a smooth consistency.
- Make and eat in the same day. Yup! Once the chocolate has set on the strawberries they’re good to sit at room temperature until serving (up to 10-12 hours). They can sustain an overnight stay in the fridge, however, they do end up sweating a bit and aren’t as perfect as enjoying the same day.
- 3 different cheeses, a couple different sweets, and some savoury crackers round out a board nicely every single time. I aim for one hard cheese (the stripped cheddar here), one semi-firm (the one with the blue looking stripe thorough it, had some nice funk, but not a blue), and one that is new and fun to try (the wine soaked cheddar that is pink and white). I only put out a small bit of each kind of cheese so that everyone gets a chance to try it and yet can still sample all the goodies.
- Other cheese that would be brilliant on this board could be a Honey Goat’s Cheese, a Double Cream Brie, an Oka, or even a Champagne Cheddar. I picked all cheeses that are visually appealing for this Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe.
- Sprinkles can be switched out for candy melt drizzle, a dusting of powdered sugar, or even freeze-dried fruit pieces.
- Looking to up the glam factor? Serve these chocolate dipped strawberries with a luxurious beverage like this Luxe Strawberry Fizz.
More elegant and easy desserts:
- Strawberry Angel Food Cake
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
- Pumpkin Egg Custard
- Peanut Butter Pretzel Cups
A glammed up and delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe - the prettiest finished product!
- 1 lbs California Strawberries washed and dry
- 1 cup white chocolate candy melts
- 1 cup dark chocolate candy melts
- 1-4 tbsp sprinkles* / garnishes of choice
Melt chocolate candy melts in individual bowls in microwave for 1 minute and then in 2o second intervals until melted when stirred.
Dip one strawberry 3/4 of the way into the melted chocolate (I alternate between the 2 types) and add as many or as little sprinkles** as desired.
Place dipped strawberries on a baking sheet or a wire rack and place in fridge for 20-30 minutes or until chocolate has set.
Enjoy chocolate dipped strawberries within 10-12 hours.
* I used these Wilton Sprinkles on my strawberries. I found the gold and shiny white sprinkles gave enough glam and made the dish feel extra special.
** I pinched the sprinkled between my fingers and then lightly sprinkled them on. I found if I dipped the strawberries into the sprinkles after the chocolate, the chocolate could get lumpy.