Sunday, February 26, 2012

Homemade Treat for Any Occasion: "Chocolate Dipped Strawberries"

Couple of weeks ago was Valentines day and I made a very easy dessert as my treat to my loved ones. And I want to share this with you guys, since you can definitely do this for any occasion. I made "Chocolate Dipped Strawberries" with a slice of white cake (optional). You can prepare this for any type gatherings, birthday parties, anniversaries or no occasion at all.

Here are the ingredients for this recipe:

2 lbs. Fresh Strawberries ( the bigger the better)
1 pack 340 g. Chocolate morsels (you may use dark chocolate too)
1 cup  White Chocolate Morsels
1 to 2 tbps. of butter or other type of shortening

Materials needed are:

Cookie sheet pan
Wax paper or Parchment paper (you can also use foil)
Sauce pan
Glass bowl (should fit your sauce pan but with a space for water, bottom should not touch the water.)
Decorative paper plates

1. First step is to wash the Strawberries. Then dry them thoroughly using paper towels.
*Make sure you dry them real good so it'll be easier for the chocolate to stick.

2. Next is to simmer water on a sauce pan and put the chocolate morsels on the glass bowl.

3. Turn off the heat then put the glass bowl with chocolate on top of the sauce pan, put the butter and start mixing it.

The chocolate will start melting. Make sure the steam from the water wouldn't escape otherwise this will make the chocolate stick together and won't melt. But if that happens, don't panic! It actually happened to me and one thing you should NOT do is to add milk. I thought that the milk will make it melt but it did the opposite. What you can do is to put vegetable oil and mix it continouly. Just put a little bit more if needed, until it becomes shiny and starts melting.

4. Once the chocolate is properly melted, remove it from the heat then hold the strawberries from the stem and start dipping them on the chocolate, covering about 3/4 of each strawberries (you can also use skewer when dipping the strawberries.)

5. Put them on a sheet pan with waxed paper or foil (don't have wax paper available at that time :o) set aside and let them cool until the chocolate sets.

6. Next step is to melt the White chocolate morsels same way as melting the Chocolate morsels.

7. Once the White chocolate is melted, dip a fork and drizzle them over the chocolate covered strawberries. Note: You may also put the melted White Chocolate on a paper piping cone to make a neater design.

8. The last step is to put it on decorative paper plates if you want to give them individually but if you want to serve this on gatherings or parties just put them on a nice white oval platter. You may also serve this with a slice of white cake or a cup cake. Since I didn't have much time that day, I just used Betty Crocker Super Moist white cake mix. It was very easy to prepare, delicious, not so sweet and I think it really compliments the Strawberries and Chocolate. I sliced them in squares and drizzle them with Butterscotch caramel. You can always skip the caramel if you think it'll be too sweet (or too much calories☺) for you.

I used these cute Valentines Day inspired paper plates.

And here is the finished product:

With a drizzle of butterscotch caramel.

With cupcake for Hubby ♥♥♥

Enjoy!!!! ☺☺☺


  1. Yummmmyyyy!!!! Thanx for sharing this unique recipe. Everyone can made occasion very sweet with these kind of homemade stuff.


    1. You're welcome. Im glad you liked it. Yes, you're right! It will definitely make any occasion sweet and special and it's also very easy to prepare. ♥