Love is in the air and we are only a few days away from Valentine’s Day!
It is hard to not to think a Valentine’s Day with chocolate or at least with something chocolatey. Here is a great chocolatey dessert idea to pamper your Valentine.
Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of those perfect desserts for special, romantic occasions, in other words for Valentine’s Day. And the good news is, it is a super easy Valentine’s Day dessert that you can make for your significant other in no time :)
High-quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate bar
Fresh good-looking strawberries
- Prep the Strawberries; wash and dry your strawberries. Set them aside.
- If you have a store bought chocolate dip you can use it, however chocolate bar is very easy to melt by using microwave or water bath method.
1) Microwave Method;
Cut the chocolate bar into chunks, which will make it easier to melt. Place the chocolate chunks in a microwave-safe bowl. Put the bowl in the microwave. Heat it on medium high for about 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir once throughout, until chips are melted and smooth. Repeat heating once more for 15 seconds, until the chocolate is completely melted and has a smooth consistency.
2) Water Bath Method:
Heat a small pot with several inches of water. Place your chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set the bowl directly in the water. Bring the water to a boil, then turn off the flame and let the chocolate sit until it is melted.
- Dip the Strawberries
Dip strawberries in chocolate and turn to coat evenly. If the chocolate begins to harden as you’re dipping, just put it back in the microwave or water bath for 10 -20 seconds and stir gently.
- Transfer the Strawberries
Place dipped strawberries on a baking sheet and set aside to dry for 2-3 minutes, then place them in the fridge until chocolate is hard.
- If you would like to take decorate, you could use coconut flakes on the strawberries.