Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries for Valentine's Day

Make this classic dessert for your valentine (or just for yourself) this year!

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Personally, I love DIY gifts. And when you combine that with food...well, it's the perfect present! So, if you're looking to make a cute, meaningful and easy gift for your loved ones or just for yourself (why not?), consider making these chocolate-covered strawberries.

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What's great is that these strawberries can be done in about 30 minutes depending on how intricately you design them. In this tutorial, we made simple designs by drizzling melted chocolate and adding some sprinkles. However, feel free to use multiple colors, draw hearts on them or do anything else that will make them irresistible!

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To make this dessert, you'll need strawberries, chocolate and sprinkles. I recommend using Ghirardelli melting wafers because their chocolate is very high quality; it's super smooth, it hardens quickly and it's delicious. Alternatively, you can use candy melts or baker's chocolate. I would avoid bagged chocolate chips because they melt into a thicker liquid and can be a little more difficult to handle.

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Now, let's get to dipping!

Quick Recipe Overview

SERVINGS‌:‌ ‌20 chocolate-covered strawberries

‌‌‌‌‌PREP TIME‌: ‌5 minutes

‌‌‌DECORATING TIME: ‌‌20-25 minutes‌‌‌

‌‌TOTAL TIME:‌ ‌‌25-30 minutes

Things You'll Need

1. Melt chocolates

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Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

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Add 4 oz. of each melting wafer flavor to its own microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds and then stir with a rubber spatula. If not fully melted, microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring between.

2. Skewer strawberries

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Skewer each strawberry with a toothpick. This helps make dipping easier!

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3. Dip strawberries in melted chocolate

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Holding the strawberry by the toothpick, dip it into the melted chocolate. Scrape off any excess on the bowl and then transfer to the lined baking sheet.

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4. Decorate

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If using sprinkles, add them while the chocolate is still wet so they will stick. If you'd like to drizzle chocolate, make sure the coating is dry. Then, use a knife to drizzle melted chocolate on top.

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And that's it—enjoy!

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If you're not going to eat the strawberries immediately, first line an airtight container with paper towels and then place the strawberries on top. If you are layering the strawberries, make sure there is wax paper between the layers. Cover them and keep them in the fridge for up to two days.

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Unfortunately, you cannot freeze the strawberries because once they thaw, they become mushy. So, either eat them the same day or pop them in the fridge!

Tip

The paper towel helps prevent the chocolate from sweating from condensation.

Searching for more Valentine's Day treats? Check out our cute Heart-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes!

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