Saturday, January 10, 2015

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

                         Chocolate Covered
                                                           Strawberry Hearts
Dipped Strawberries
             Chocolate Covered Strawberries definitely spell
Go ahead, make your sweethearts day!  These are not only decadent and delicious but they really aren't that hard to make.  Let's go through it step by step!

First make sure you have some good quality chocolate to dip the strawberries in.  Chocolate chips will do a fairly good job and some taste pretty good but this is special and I like to use  Callebaut Dark Chocolate Snaps.  You can order them here, or find your own special brand.  

Next, you will want to prepare the strawberries by washing them and removing the stems. Dry them on paper towels thoroughly so the chocolate will not get water in it and also so it will stick better. Cut each one in half and lay down side by side

 Melt the Chocolate.

 If your chocolate is not in the form of small chunks or wafers you need to chop it into small even sized chunks. The easiest way is to microwave it in a medium bowl or cup.  I like to use a glass 2 cup measuring cup because it has a narrow bottom and high sides.  Heat the chocolate on high carefully stirring in between each heating.  Stirring is very important.  Start with 30 seconds then stir, as it begins to melt use 15 second intervals. The chocolate should only be warm.   Stop heating when the chocolate still has small chunks left.  Take it out and continue to stir.  If all the chunks melt add a few more until they don't completely melt.  Take the extra chunks out and save for another time.  Now your chocolate should be tempered and it will set up quickly and it won't turn white after sitting.  

Dip the Strawberries

Take your cut strawberry pairs and set them together to look like a heart, cut side side down.  Use a toothpick to stick through the side to hold them together while they are dipped.
Lift each heart with a fork under it and lower it into the chocolate that has cooled to about 100  degrees.  Cover the strawberries and lift up out of the chocolate.  Tap lightly on the side of the bowl to release extra chocolate and then place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment.  Let them cool and set up.  Then remove the toothpicks.

diy chocolate strawberries

Now you can decorate your hearts.  I used Wilton's Red Velvet Candy Melts
Use the directions on the bag to melt and then pour into a small ziplock bag.  I use the quart size because they are stronger than the smaller size.  Cut a very small corner off of the bag.  Being careful not to apply too much pressure to the bag, squeeze the melted red chocolate out.  Use sweeping motions to cross over the hearts.

When they are dry, you are ready to surprise your sweetie with a fantastic treat!

                        If you like this recipe you might also enjoy this Valentine treat!
Find it here on Scrumptilicious 4 You!   Cherry Chocolate Cookies

                                                                          and these
                                                               Cherry Pie Cookies

This recipe has been shared with these wonderful sites:
The Country Cook 
Create With Joy 
The Sits Girls 
Pretty Pintastic Party 
memories by the mile 
Naptime Creations 
Pint Sized Baker 
Lou Lou Girls 
Retro Pin Party 


  1. Thanks for sharing these at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! Congratulations - you've been featured at this week's party! #159 :-)

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I pinned it to my Valentines Day board. =)
    Visiting from Inspired me Monday at Create with Joy.

  3. They look good enough to eat! And I'm impressed with how professional looking they are!


  4. these look so yummy thanks for sharing visiting from createl link inspire have a great day

  5. You always bring the wonderful dishes to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. I am going to try these!! I love chocolate covered strawberries!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I have Pinned this too!! Don't forget to come back next week and share some more!! I love having you!


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