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 toppings on the strawberries. I bought everything from white chocolate to caramel 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 make a similar recipe check out her live on IGTV. She will show you the basics of how to make chocolate covered strawberries. If you decide to make some chocolate covered strawberries please drop a picture of your delicious creation in the comments!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
These chocolate covered strawberries are a fun and easy Valentine's Day treat for dessert or special occasion!
- 16 oz. Strawberries
- 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup Dark Chocolate
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil separated
- Long Toothpicks
- Parchment 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.
Microwave the different bowls of chocolate chips in 15-20 second increments. Stir inbetween each 15 second increment until the chocolate is fully melted.
Add the coconut oil to the melted chocolate and mix until well combined. This should make the melted chocolate smoother.
On a separate plate put a piece of parchmentnpaper on the plate and set to the side.
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 would like to make designs with the opposite color chocolate, put two spoon fulls of melted chocolate in a small ziploc bag, cut a VERY small corner, and use as a piping bag to drizzle designs on the strawberries.
Place your chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge or freezer for 15-30 minutes or until completely hardened.