How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
You could buy a box of candy, but where’s the love in that? Melt your valentine’s heart with these make-ahead treats, which can be created in less than an hour. Get the printer-friendly Chocolate-Covered Strawberries recipe here.
Chop the Chocolate
Coarsely chop 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate, then wash and dry 1 pound of strawberries (about 20).
Melt the Chocolate
Place the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
Dip the Strawberries
Holding a strawberry by the stem end, dip in the melted chocolate, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Repeat with the remaining berries.
Place on a Pan
Transfer the dipped strawberries onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. As you set each berry down, slide it ½ inch to the side to prevent the formation of a chocolate “foot.”
Chill, Then Enjoy!
Refrigerate the strawberries until the chocolate is firm, at least 30 minutes. They will keep for up to 3 days, covered, in the refrigerator.