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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine's day Special - Chocolate dipped Strawberries

Want to impress your valentine on this valentine's day or just treat yourself with something sweet and delicious? Try these gourmet style chocolate dipped strawberries. Be it kids, friends or family, everyone will love them. They work wonderful even as a romantic dessert for your husband or fiance ;)

DIY Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Valentine's day Treat. Romantic dessert or Fun food for any occassion.

They taste so delicious that I don't need a reason or occasion to make them for myself. Here is how easy it is to make them.
Things you need:
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate chips of your choice 
  • Microwave or just a double boiler on stove top
  • Vegetable oil (optional)
  • For toppings: White chocolate, your choice of nuts finely chopped and mini chocolate chips (optional)

DIY Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Valentine's day Treat. Romantic dessert or Fun food for any occassion.

1. Wash and thoroughly dry strawberries. If your strawberries are wet, chocolate won't stick to them. 

DIY Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Valentine's day Treat. Romantic dessert or Fun food for any occassion.


2. Get ready with your toppings in advance. ( I used finely chopped cashews, mini dark chocolate chips and white chocolate.) Melt the white chocolate and put into a ziploc bag or parchment cone.  

3. Cover a plate (or cookie sheet ) with parchment (or wax paper).

DIY Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Valentine's day Treat. Romantic dessert or Fun food for any occassion.

4. If you have microwaveable chocolate go ahead and melt it according to directions on your package. 
If your chocolate is not microwaveable, then use a double boiler on a stove top and melt the chocolate. Don't have a double boiler either? No worries many of us don't and here is a tutorial on how to make a double boiler at home. It just takes seconds :) 

Tip: If your melted chocolate looks thick, add little unsalted butter or vegetable oil and mix thoroughly.

DIY Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Valentine's day Treat. Romantic dessert or Fun food for any occassion.


Once you melt the chocolate, dip your berries 3/4th way using a circular motion, wipe the excess chocolate that is dripping from berries on to the bowl side wall and place them on parchment paper covered plate. 

To add toppings, as soon as you finish dipping the berries in chocolate roll them in your favorite topping before you set them on parchment paper covered plate. 

Randomly drizzle white chocolate (that we melted earlier) on to chocolate dipped berries.

5.  Now leave the berries at room temperature for about 15 mins and then put the entire plate of berries into refrigerator for about 15-30 mins. 

DIY Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Valentine's day Treat. Romantic dessert or Fun food for any occassion.


6. Lift chocolate dipped strawberries off the parchment paper on to serving dish and enjoy!!! Don't they look irresistible?

Hope you will give it a try. I am sure once you try them at home, you will never buy them from store again.

Happy valentine's day :) Thank you for stopping by. I love to hear your comments. Have a great one.

17 comments:

  1. These are beautiful! I love chocolate covered strawberries too. Here's a little twist to make them extra special... inject a little bit of liqueur into them--Gran Marnier, Ameretto, Frangelica... YUM! :) Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :) Hope to see you again next week.

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. Thank you Lorelai. That's an awesome idea, few of my friends would love that twist :)

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  2. YUM!! Those look so good. Pinned it to try for Valentine's Day! :)

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    1. Thank you Jamie :) Sure, give it a try and tell me how they worked out for you :)

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  3. Got to tell you this. I had made this for guests for a party at home yesterday and they turned out very well. All of them liked it :) Thank you for this wonderful post and I wish to see more from you. These simple DIY stuff are simple to make and boosts one's confidence. Thank you for making me feel I can make something too !!

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    1. Hi abhijna, I am happy and glad that it worked out for you. Way to go girl :) You can do wonders.
      Thank you so much for your encouragement.

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  4. One of my favorite things!! Chocolate dipped strawberries!! I would love for you to share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday-Link Party that starts tomorrow!! I would love to have you!! http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-6/

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    1. Sure, will Join the party. Thank you :)

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    2. Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope you come back and share some more!! Pinned!

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  5. These turned out so pretty! I just recently learned the trick of adding a little oil or butter to chocolate to thin it out--it really is a life saver and makes dipping whatever it is so much easier. Thank you for sharing these lovely strawberries and your tutorial with us at Merry Monday!!

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  6. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I can't wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Happy Valentines' Day! Lou Lou Girls

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  7. These look so delicious! Thank you so much for linking up on Craft Therapy Thursday. You are this week's featured post! A new link starts today. I hope you will join me!

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    1. Hi Pam,
      That's so sweet of you. Thank you :)

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