Sometimes you’re given a reason to celebrate, but you don’t have a lot of time to prepare a huge celebration. Chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect solution for such an occasion.
What is my reason for celebration? MY BEST FRIEND IS GETTING MARRIED and I am sooooo excited!!!
Morgan and I have been best friends since the 1st grade.
Her boyfriend, Michael, and I have been friends since high school.
And Morgan and Michael have been dating since senior year of high school, making this engagement five years in the making!!
Morgan is the first of our friend group to get engaged, and we obviously wanted to celebrate. My other best friend Lili and I decided to throw the lovebirds a little impromptu engagement celebration… so we invited them over to Lili’s for the Carolina-Dook basketball game, quickly got together some flowers, champagne and homemade chocolate covered strawberries, and surprised the happy couple!
These strawberries only take about 15 minutes to make and 45 minutes to harden. If you are ever in a bind and need a festive dessert, this recipe can be your go-to!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Yield: 2 pounds of strawberries
What You’ll Need
- 2 pounds of fresh strawberries
- 3 (3.5 oz) bars of your favorite chocolate–I always go for Godiva dark chocolate
- Several tablespoons of milk and butter for melting the chocolate
- OPTIONAL–2 (3.5 oz) bars of different chocolate for drizzling over top–I usually use one white chocolate bar and one milk chocolate bar
What You’ll Do
- Wash your strawberries and pat dry
- In a microwave-safe bowl, break up the three chocolate bars of your choice. Add about a tablespoon of butter and two tablespoons of milk.
- Microwave the mixture for 30-second increments, stirring between each increment and adding more milk if necessary, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Dip the strawberries in the chocolate, making sure all sides are covered. Place on a baking sheet covered in wax paper or foil, and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 with your remaining chocolate (in separate bowls). Place the melted chocolate into separate Ziploc baggies (or icing bags if you have them).
- Bring the strawberries out of the fridge, and cut a VERY SMALL tip off of one corner of the chocolate-filled Ziploc bags. Using the Ziploc bag like an icing bag, drizzle the strawberries with the melted chocolate.
- Place the finished strawberries back into the fridge (or freezer) for about 15 more minutes, or until hardened.
Excuse the less than desirable presenation…like I said, this was a VERY last-minute celebration!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FUTURE MR. & MRS. DAIGLE!!!! We love y’all!!!