Monday, February 11, 2013

The Perfect Strawberry

 

The perfect Chocolate Dipped Strawberry is easy to make and I have the secret :-)

I first learned this secret when I was given the instructions at a Mother's Day Tea Party at my daughter's preschool, many years ago. We thought these strawberries were delicious, the chocolate was the perfect consistency and they looked beautiful. Now, I make these yummy strawberries for many occasions. My friends and family always ask me to bring these strawberries and they are the first thing gone from the buffet table.

Instructions for the Perfect Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

  • Use good quality chocolate. This time I used milk chocolate, but I also use dark and white chocolate. One chocolate bar will make one dozen dipped strawberries.
  • It is okay to melt chocolate in the microwave. Break the chocolate in pieces. Place in a small glass microwave bowl. Here is the secret - add 3 - 4 drops of cooking oil to chocolate pieces. This makes the chocolate shiny and adhere to the strawberry better. Also, when you bite the chocolate dipped strawberry, the chocolate does not break off, like some I am sure you have had.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and only put back in for 10 seconds at a time. When the chocolate is smooth, dip strawberries and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet.

Place cookie sheet in refridgerator until chocolate hardens, about one hour.


Use this method, add the drops of oil and your strawberries will be beautiful and delicious.

Happy Monday! I will have pictures of our fun weekend and the Pom competition tomorrow :-)

 

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38 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing...these look so good! I pinned it so I'll remember the secret : )

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  2. A perfect Valentine treat. Hope the MSU pom event went well!

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  3. Delicious . . . best way to eat strawberries, for me . . . not my fruit favorite!

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  4. Yum! Thanks for the tip on melting and dipping:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  5. Oh, I love these and have never made them. Thanks for sharing your tip!

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  6. These look so pretty and tasty! Thanks for your tips!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. These look super good! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  8. What a wonderful way of eating one of the 'five a day'!! Thank you for the tip. Take care. Chel

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  9. Gorgeous chocolate strawberries! Thanks for the tips.

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  10. Oh my goodness...I can't wait until the strawberries are ready on my sister's farm to try this.

    Jen

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  11. How delish! Great post ~

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger ^_^

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  12. I'm making chocolate cover strawberries this week, too! Thanks for your tip about the oil, I'll have to remember that! I wish I could have one of yours now, yummy!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  13. Great tip! I always have problems with chocolate seizing up when I try to melt it, so I started adding a tiny bit of shortening to the chocolate. I'm glad to hear oil works as well- probably much healthier than shortening!

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  14. MMMMMMM these look amazing! Thanks for sharing, I will certainly be checking back with your blog!

    I found you by linking up with Savvy Southern Style today. Feel free to check out the sneak peak of my Valentine's day photo shoot that will be revealed tomorrow!

    bluejayloves@blogspot.com

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  15. Look delicious. Thanks for the tips.

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  16. Yum- Love Ghiradelli's. Thank you for all the great tips! I am a new follower!

    Christi
    http://the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

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  17. They look so good. Perfect treat for a special day.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. These look yummy! I'm going to try this out tonight for V-day.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  19. What a great tip! I love chocolate dipped strawberries and I've never heard that tip before. I love that it helps the chocolate not break off so much. Great! I would love it if you would share this at my new link party: http://www.realcoake.blogspot.com/2013/02/real-family-fun-1.html
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    KC

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  20. AH...I am drooling a bit here / what a great post and tip ...I've never made these but I think it's in my future now :)

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  21. You definitely used my favorite chocolate. The quality of the chocolate makes all the difference. Thanks for sharing your strawberries with us on foodie friday.

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  22. I look forward to strawberries being "in season" around here - this is my favorite way to eat them!

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  23. YUM! Good chocolate is a must. I knew about the oil and forgot. I made a few a couple weeks ago for neighbors. Thanks for the reminder and thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  24. My mouth is watering looking at those strawberries!

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  25. A good trick to add to my cooking arsenal! Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven to say hi!
    xo,
    Lisa

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  26. Oh, yum! Love chocolate dipped strawberries - that chocolate sounds fantastic! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  27. Who doesn't love chocolate covered strawberries. Always a treat! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

    Jody

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  28. These look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the awesome tip. That is wonderful to know. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Just pinned for your tip reminder, too! :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  29. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  30. They not only look yummy, but very pretty!
    gail

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  31. I love your ideas! What a perfect Valentine treat.

    QuackQuack.in

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  32. Thanks for sharing at SAt. Dishes - Pinned!

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  33. I love chocolate dipped strawberries. When I make these, I also use Ghirardelli chocolate. It is just so YUMMY!
    Thanks for stopping by and linking up at Saturday Dishes. I pinned them!!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

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