Are you looking for romantic Valentine’s day ideas? Do you know how to make chocolate covered strawberry hearts? This could be the perfect gift for your loved one or the ideal dessert for your special dinner.
Yes, chocolate covered strawberries are classic. They are not only delicious, but also look good. In addition, you only need two ingredients to prepare them – strawberries and chocolate! What could be easier than that!
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts – Tips for Success
Chocolate covered strawberry hearts are super easy to make, but you need to know the tricks that will help you prepare a beautiful Valentine’s day dessert. Working with fruits and chocolate can be tricky but we shall give you some important tips.
On the first place, make sure that you use strawberries at room temperature. Take them out of the fridge for an hour or two to make sure that chocolate will stick to the strawberries.
Make sure that you pat dry your fruits before dipping them in chocolate. Keep in mind that chocolate does not love water and even a drop can ruin it. In addition, water prevents chocolate from sticking to fruits.
Can you store chocolate covered strawberry hearts in the fridge? Generally, it is best to serve them immediately. You can prepare them and leave them at room temperature in a cool, dry area until you are ready to serve. If you want to refrigerate your chocolate covered strawberry hearts place them in a storage container on several sheets of paper towels. This helps prevent condensation after you take them out of the fridge.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts Recipe
2 lbs fresh strawberries, medium to large
2 cups dark or milk chocolate chips
Using a small sharp paring knife, slice stems off of strawberries and cut them in half lengthwise.
Cut a small triangle-shaped notch at the top of each half to begin to create the heart shape.
Using the paring knife, round out any sharp edges to shape each half into a heart.
Dry the strawberries with paper towel.
Heat chocolate chips in microwave for 30 seconds. Repeat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Make sure you do not overheat chocolate as it will begin to solidify.
Set out a large sheet of parchment paper on the counter. Quickly to dip the strawberries in the chocolate while it is still warm. Drop one heart at a time into the melted chocolate. Use two spoons or forks to turn the heart around in the chocolate until it’s completely coated. Optionally, you can gently insert a wooden stick at the bottom of the heart shape. Allow any excess to drip off, then place on the parchment.