Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and one of my absolute favorite Valentine’s Day desserts are chocolate covered strawberries. Chocolate plus strawberry equals a match made in heaven. It feels good not feeling too guilty about eating a dozen all by yourself. You know since it’s fruit underneath the chocolate LOL.
My four-year old’s favorite fruit is strawberries. If she could eat an entire bin of strawberries in one setting she absolutely would. Seeing how much she loves strawberries or fruit in general makes my heart so happy. I hear stories all the time about parents who struggle to get their children to eat fruits and veggies. Thankfully my child asks for these foods daily.
So this year for Valentine’s Day my oldest daughter, Jordyn and myself, will make some delicious homemade chocolate covered strawberries. To make it a little bit more fun we’re going to use different colored chocolates and textures on the strawberries. I bought everything from white chocolate to caramel to graham crackers for different flavors and textures. The best part about this is Jordyn will get to design her own strawberries while bonding with her Mama. Cooking has easily become one of our favorite pass times together and she’s getting better everyday.
This is a fairly easy snack to make but it can definitely get messy so be prepared when you’re making them. If you would like to see my daughter and I make this live on IGTV tune in tomorrow afternoon at 12pm MST. We will show you the basics of how to make your chocolate covered strawberries. You can follow us on dash_of_jamieson on Instagram. Or watch the replay later on both Instagram and my Jamieson Diaries Facebook page.
If you decide to make some chocolate covered strawberries please drop a picture of your delicious creation in the comments!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
A fun and easy Valentine’s Day or any day dessert!
- 16 oz. Strawberries
- 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil separated
- 2 Graham Crackers crushed
- Long Toothpicks
- Wax Paper
Clean your strawberries well and pat them dry. Lay them on a plate so they can completely dry and put the plate to the side.
In a small-medium sized pot fill it about 1/3 to 1/2 way and turn the heat on medium low. Pour your chocolate chips and 1 tsp of coconut oil in a glass (or heat safe) bowl. Place the bowl on top of the pot and stir until all of your chocolate is melted and smooth.
On a separate plate put a piece of wax paper on the plate and set to the side.
In a small sandwich bag use a rolling pin to crush your graham crackers until it is crumbled to resemble dust.
Take one of your clean strawberries and stick a toothpick in the top of it. Holding the toothpick roll your strawberry around in the melted chocolate until it’s completely covered. Put your strawberry on the plate covered with wax paper and repeat with your remaining strawberries.
If you want crushed graham cracker added to your strawberry this is the time to roll your strawberries in it until it’s well covered.
Place your chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge or freezer for 15 minutes or until completely hardened.
In a separate smaller bowl melt your white chocolate chips and coconut over a pot until smooth.
Once your strawberries have set take a small spoon, dip it in the white chocolate, and drizzle small lines across as many strawberries as you would like.
Put your strawberries back in the fridge for 5 more minutes then enjoy!