Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for Valentine's Day - The Produce Mom

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching!  It’s a holiday that you either love or dread.  Or maybe you’re someone like me who typically stays at home or seeks out the restaurant with the best kiddie specials because you have children now & the days of spending money on exquisite candlelit dinners downtown are trumped by your monthly daycare tuition.  Ahhh…. Kids.  Gotta love ’em.

Well, Chef Concetta helped me prepared a menu that makes it easy to enjoy romance at home, even if your dinner party includes guests sitting in high chairs.  It’s easy, it’s elegant & you will still have money left in the bank for the childcare bill.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Of course, the best part of the meal is the dessert! Chocolate covered strawberries are the quintessential Valentine’s dinner dessert. Chef Concetta helped me put a new spin on a traditional favorite by adding a little flair. We’ve dressed our strawberries in dark chocolate tuxedos and white chocolate dresses. How romantic is that?!

The true secret to dipping strawberries in chocolate is to start with DRY berries.  Even the tiniest amount of water left on your strawberries can make the chocolate look funky.  And presentation always counts, especially on February 14th!!!  You should always wash your fruit in cold running water before eating, but make sure the strawberries are completely dry before you dip!

Please enjoy my step-by-step guide for Chocolate Dipped Strawberries — the perfect ending to your Valentine’s meal!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Dipping anything in chocolate is fun!
Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Both the “dress” & “tuxedo” strawberry start with a white chocolate dip.
Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Dip sides of white chocolate berries in dark chocolate for “tuxedo” effect.
Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Let your imagination be the guide!
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for Valentine's Day
If I can do it, you can too!
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Dessert is a black tie occasion!
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Tada!
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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
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Ingredients
  • 12 long stem Strawberries
  • Dolci Frutta Original/Dark Chocolate
  • Dolci Frutta White Chocolate
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Ingredients
  • 12 long stem Strawberries
  • Dolci Frutta Original/Dark Chocolate
  • Dolci Frutta White Chocolate
Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
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Instructions
  1. Melt white chocolate according to package directions.
  2. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper.
  3. Dip the strawberry in the white chocolate, holding the stem of the strawberry. Give it a twist to shake off excess and then point strawberry up for 2 seconds.
  4. Place on sheet tray to let dry.
  5. Repeat with remaining strawberries & proceed to decorate with white dress or tuxedo effect.
Recipe Notes

I recommend a #4 decorating tip and small pastry bags.

Decorating the Chocolate Covered Strawberries:

For “white dress” strawberry
Pour the melted white chocolate into the pastry bag with tip. Pipe melted white chocolate in random fashion.

For “tuxedo” strawberry
Melt dark chocolate according to package directions. Dip the strawberry at a 45 degree angle from both sides to make the jacket. Let the excess drip off. Place on sheet tray to dry. Repeat with remaining strawberries. Pour the melted dark chocolate into the pastry bag with tip. Pipe on the buttons and bow tie.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!  xoxo The Produce Mom

Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

 

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