Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I signed up to bring in a dessert to my daughter's school for a teacher appreciation luncheon.  I love to bake, but this time I decided to go with chocolate covered strawberries.



I bought two bags of the Wilton Candy Melts (on sale for $1.99 at Michaels) and a three pound container at BJ's for $2.99.  I already had the cupcake liners and sprinkles.  So for three pounds of dessert... around $7 isn't bad to spend.

I love making these for get togethers. People assume they are tedious to make, but they are so easy.

First I melted the milk chocolate; which Wilton refers to as light cocoa.  I just emptied the bag in a small pot on the stove over low heat and whisked until they melted.  Then I whisked a bit more. 

Earlier I had rinsed off and hand dried my strawberries and set them out to be room temperature.

Just simple dip and swirl each strawberry, then lay on a sheet of wax paper.  Immediately after dipping I covered some of them with sprinkles.



Then I melted the white chocolate and dipped those.  I took some leftover white chocolate and attempted to drizzle it over some of the chocolate dipped ones. 



I was more pleased with the white chocolate ones with the chocolate lines on them.  I simply took a bit of melted chocolate in a sandwich size ziploc bag, snipped off the corner, and then squeezed lines over the strawberries.


Once they were all done and and the chocolate had hardened, I placed each one in a cupcake liner and arranged them on a tray.

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3 comments:

Jillian Nicole said...

These pictures are divine... yummy! You did a good job at decorating them. I found you on the hop and following you. Please follow me back at http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/Thanks

beka said...

Wow these are so good! What a great job you did - I love how different they all look!

Six Sisters said...

Love the different ways to decorate! They look DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you this friday! -The Sisters