Nothing says “I love you” quite like a platter of chocolate-covered strawberries. Not only are they delicious, but they also make for a great homemade gift. Tip: Take it up a notch by purchasing some of the sweetest berries hand-picked with love by local farmers at Hill Country Galleria's Lone Star Farmers Market on Sundays. Once the strawberries are dipped in chocolate, your loved one won't be able to resist this sweet treat!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
active time: 10 Min.
total time: 1hr 5 Min.
makes: About 20
6 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 oz white chocolate, chopped
1 lb strawberries with stems
1. Place semisweet and white chocolates in 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Melt the chocolates separately in a microwave, for 1 minute, stir and then heat again until melted.
2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Holding a strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift, and twist slightly, letting excess chocolate fall into the bowl. Set the strawberry on parchment paper. Repeat with remaining strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle it over the dipped strawberries.
3. Allow chocolate coating to cool, about 30 minutes.
storage: Minimize sweating by placing paper towels into the bottom of an airtight container. Store strawberries on top of the paper towels in refrigerator.