Updated: Jun 17
Keyword: Graduation gift dessert, perfect chocolate covered strawberries
Dietary Restriction: Egg Free, Gluten Free, Peanut/Tree-Nut Free, Vegetarian
Category: Holiday Dishes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings (Adjust to suit): 8 (makes 16 berries)
Calories: 148 kcal per piece
Ensure that the strawberries are completely dry and set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips in a double boiler (see note below) over medium heat. Stir frequently until the chocolate is smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips to cool down the temperature.
One by one, hold each strawberry by the stem and roll it around in the chocolate, gently lay it on the baking sheet, and top it with a few sprinkles. I like to hold the pot on its side to give the strawberries enough room. If you add the sprinkles right away, there's no chance of it hardening too soon.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or freeze for 15 min) and serve.
A double boiler is made by placing a small pot (for the chocolate) inside of another pot that has been partially filled with water. This ensures the chocolate will heat evenly to the correct temperature without getting burnt.