How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are a wonderful summer treat!They are also great for picnics, bbq’s, or that romantic night in. So where did chocolate covered strawberries come from? Chocolate covered strawberries were created by Lorraine Lorusso in the 1960’s. She first introduced them to a store called “Stop N Shop” In Chicago, Illinois. Since then the chocolate dipping rage has gone massive! So many creative ideas have started to come out of the works we just don’t know what to do with all this strawberry madness! So this summer to keep your hunger pains at bay, try making a few snazzy new chocolate dipped strawberries! 

Here are a few simple, easy to do, and delicious chocolate strawberry recipes!

The Basic Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

You will need: Chocolate chips, strawberries, wax paper or a greased plate.

Instructions:

1, Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring in between each, until the chocolate is liquid.

2.Hold the strawberry by the wider end, and dip into the chocolate as far as you can get it without touching your fingers.

3.Place on the wax paper or greased plate and wait for the chocolate to harden.

(You may place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.) Enjoy!

The  Doubly Chocolatey Dipped Strawberry

You will need: Chocolate chips, strawberries, Nutella, wax paper or greased plate

Instructions: 

1. Start by cutting the wide end (with the stem) off of the strawberry, and hollowing out the center as much as you can. (using a paring knife and cutting a triangle out of the center usually works well.)

2. Fill the centers of the strawberries with Nutella.

3. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring in between each, until the chocolate is liquid.

4. This time, hold the strawberry from the smaller end, and dip the open nutella end, into the chocolate. (This seals the nutella in) Dipping as far up the strawberry as you can without touching your fingers.

5.Place on the wax paper or greased plate and wait for the chocolate to harden.

(You may place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.) Enjoy!

Other variations:

Replace the nutella with, whipped cream, cream cheese, frosting, Jello-brand instant cheesecake, 

Replace the Chocolate with – white chocolate chips, mint chocolate chips, or any other brand. 

If you’re feeling decorative, use both dark and white chocolate chips, and use one of them as a drizzle instead of a coating.