Inexpensive Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Inexpensive Chocolate Covered Strawberries look a lot more luxurious and expensive than they actually are. These often retail at $35.00 or more for a dozen!

It is the simplest thing to make these easy, fast chocolate covered strawberries.

Fun and fabulous for your Valentine they are a great gift. How fast can you make these?  

It will take about 10 minutes of actual making if you are properly prepared and the results are wonderful.

Is there a secret to them? You bet. 

Inexpensive Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Tutorial

I do a dozen strawberries at time. Pick out your strawberries and make sure that they are firm with nice green tops to them. You will need about 1 cup of dark chocolate chips.

Rinse the strawberries with water and then dry them very well with a kitchen towel or hand towels.  The strawberries MUST be as dry as you can get them. If there is any water on the strawberries it will cause the chocolate to seize and become a gloppy mess.

Using a small narrow glass that is large enough for a strawberry to be dipped into fill with dark chocolate chips.

You are going to microwave the chocolate in 10 or 15 second increments.  Stir in between microwaving and add more chocolate chips to fill. Microwave again until the chocolate is completely melted.

You can place the chocolate filled glass in a bowl of hot water to keep the chocolate warm.  

Patting the strawberry dry one more time, hold it by the green and dip it into the glass of chocolate. Pull it out and let the excess drip off.

Place on a clean plate and continue with the other strawberries. 

You will probably dip 3 to 4 strawberries before you will have to add more chocolate and microwave it again

When you have finished all the strawberries put the plate into the refrigerator to harden.

When the chocolate is hardened you can place the strawberries on a serving plate. If you find the chocolates difficult to remove from the plate just use a small knife to pry them loose

I will make these a day before if I know that I am going to be rushed but I have always found that they do taste better if they are made the day you are going to serve them or gift them.

I like presenting them on a plain glass or white rectangular plate.  As a gift you can keep them chilled, cover them with plastic cling wrap and then cover that with cellophane.

Inexpensive chocolate covered strawberries are a great romantic treat that are simple to make when you know how.

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