Chocolate covered strawberries appeal to both kids and grownups. They’re perfect for entertaining, because they are beautiful and festive and you can make them a few hours in advance. But they’re so easy to make that I make them for my family at least once a week.
If you make chocolate covered strawberries with dark chocolate, it’s as healthy as a dessert can get, and it’s also relatively low-calorie. When I serve chocolate covered strawberries I feel a little more virtuous than when serving non-fruit-containing desserts.
They’re so easy to make:
2 lbs large and firm strawberries. I try to use organic strawberries.
3 bars (113g each) high quality semisweet, bittersweet, and white chocolate
2 TBS canola oil
Wash the strawberries and pat dry with a paper towel.Slowly melt the chocolate over VERY low heat. When melted, remove from heat, add the oil and mix well. Dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate, holding onto the stem. Twist around a little to get rid of any excess chocolate. Place on wax paper. Chill a few hours in fridge before serving. These are best eaten on the same day, but are pretty good the next day too.