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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries..


Do you have any chocolate that needs using up from Easter?

How about melting some down and making some chocolate dipped strawberries?


Strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven make a delicious treat and a healthier alternative to a bar of chocolate.

Make: 20 strawberries
Prep time: 30 minutes 
Cooking time: 10 minutes



You’ll need:
  • 200g dark chocolate 
  • 20 strawberries (approx.) 
  • 100g white chocolate buttons 
  • Range of food colouring (optional) 
  • Small cake decorations such as silver balls or hundred and thousands (optional) 


What to do:
  1. Start by melting the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Make sure the base of the bowl does not touch the water. Break the chocolate into small pieces and allow to melt slowly without stirring. While this is happening, lay a piece of parchment paper down. 
  2. Once the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat, and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Holding the strawberry by the leaves dip the strawberry completely into the chocolate, right up to top, so just the green is left. Hold the strawberry up and allow the excess to drip off. 
  3. Carefully lay the strawberry down onto the parchment paper and allow to cool completely. Continue with all the strawberries. 
  4. Melt the white chocolate in the same way, once melted divide the chocolate into bowls and if using food colouring, colour the white chocolate with the different food colouring at this stage. 
  5. Pour the melted white chocolate into disposable piping bags. Snip a tiny hole in the end of the piping bag, and drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries. You could do lines, dots or zigzags and alternate colours and designs. If you don’t have a piping bag, use a teaspoon to drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries. 
  6. Attach decorations (if using) while the white chocolate is still melted and tacky. Use any remaining white chocolate to coat some extra strawberries. Allow to set completely, and enjoy the same day. 

*Recipe and photography by BerryWorld*

*No Payment was received*


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4 comments

  1. Great idea, I have some left over chocolate too.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I need to buy some more chocolate, I ate all mine :)

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  2. Wow Claire those strawberries sure look good dipped in chocolate.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week and we hope to see you again!
    Julie xo

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  3. These look so pretty and sound delicious!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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