Strawberries covered in white chocolate - what a treat! The heavenly combination of bright red strawberries and white-colored milk chocolate looks stunning on a party table. Turn your ordinary strawberries into a pleasing dessert with just a bit of effort.
This recipe is simple. Still, there’s so much to it that you must know. We have the perfect recipe to help you make this dessert flawlessly.
What’s So Great About Our Recipe?
Have you ever wondered how to make this dessert like the one they show in the pictures? Perfectly glossy and immaculate? If yes, then our recipe is all you need.
We will give you all the information you need to make this dessert perfect. From purchasing strawberries to serving an elegant dessert to your guests - we will tell you everything.
We will also describe the different methods to serve the strawberries, whether you want to put in on your party tables or give them to someone as a gift. Plus, we will answer some of your frequently asked questions because we don’t want you to miss out on anything.
How to Make the Perfect White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
The perfect chocolate-covered strawberries should not only be good in taste but also in looks. Here’s how you can make the best white chocolate-covered strawberries ever.
What You’ll Need:
- Fresh strawberries
- White chocolate chips
- Parchment paper
1. Take the strawberries and dip them in a vinegar-water solution for 10 minutes to get rid of any mold spores that could be present on them. Take them out and dry them with a paper towel. Make sure the strawberries are dried well. Stick toothpicks in them.
2. Now, take the white chocolate chips (we will tell you what chocolate is the best to use). Heat the chocolate in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir them well and put them in the microwave for 15 seconds again. Keep checking the temperature of the chocolate chips in between.
Stop heating the chocolate once the temperature reaches 88°C. The chocolate chips are melted well at this temperature, and you don’t need to heat them anymore.
3. Now, grab the strawberries by the toothpicks and dip them in the melted white chocolate. Let the excess chocolate fall off.
4. Lay the strawberries on parchment paper and let the chocolate harden.
5. Serve them in fancy plastic bowls with melted white chocolate in a separate bowl.
The strawberries must be fresh. There’s no other way to get the perfect taste out of your dessert. So use those strawberries right away, without storing them for too long in the refrigerator.
Wash the Strawberries
You may have noticed that even fresh strawberries have molds. To prevent the growth of mold spores, wash the strawberries with water and then dip them in a vinegar-water solution for 10 minutes. Wipe them dry afterward.
Choosing the Right Chocolate
The choice of chocolate for dipping can affect your recipe. We tried so many chocolates and concluded that not all types of chocolates are okay for covering strawberries.
You can use semi-sweet chocolate or candy melt. The thing with candy melts is that they are whiter and give your strawberries an appealing look. Chocolate chips melt well, hence are a good option.
If you’re using a candy bar, you need to chop it finely; so it gets melted evenly.
Serve them Right
You cannot serve these beautiful white chocolate-covered strawberries just like that. You must involve some elegance in your serving. For that, you will need our elegant disposable dessert bowls. They are beautiful and will make your strawberries slay.
You can also put the strawberries in mini plastic bowls. Our miniature disposable party bowls are excellent if you want to serve your strawberries exquisitely in a bite-sized dessert.
Serve martini in some disposable party cups alongside to complete the dessert.
How to Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries
If you’re thinking of making them one day before the event, store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. They can stay there for up to 48 hours.
Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries Gifts
Chocolate-covered strawberries can be a perfect gift for your significant other. You can easily make this gift at home and give them on a romantic date night.
A clear disposable box and black chart paper are all you need. Then, make a DIY divider out of the chart paper that takes no time to complete.
Put the divider in the box to create sections for strawberries. Place the strawberries in paper cupcake molds and then in the box. Cover the lid and tie a ribbon around the box.
How long can I keep the chocolate-covered strawberries?
Chocolate-covered strawberries are okay to keep in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Can I use frozen strawberries?
A simple answer - No! Frozen strawberries will leave the water, and your recipe will ruin.
Why are my strawberries so soft?
It could be because you are not using fresh strawberries, or maybe you didn’t wipe them dry before dipping. You must not use strawberries stored in the refrigerator for too long.
Why is my dipping chocolate hardening?
There are a lot of reasons for your chocolate to harden. For example, it can stiffen due to the wrong type of chocolate, or you might’ve accidentally introduced moisture into the melting chocolate.
If your chocolate has stiffened, melt it one more time and add a spoonful of vegetable oil.
How to make strawberries shinier?
To make your chocolate-covered strawberries appear shiny, put about half a tablespoon of butter into the melting chocolate.
How much time before the event should I make this dessert?
It’s always preferred to make the chocolate-covered strawberries on the day of the event. However, if you can’t make them on that day, it’s alright. You can prepare them the night before the event and store them in an air-tight container.
Are chocolate-covered strawberries healthy?
Yes! This bite-sized dessert is perfectly healthy. It contains antioxidants perfect for your heart health. Plus, you don’t need to worry about the calorie count; one bite of this dessert contains about 80 calories. That makes it a perfect option for an event.