Chocolate covered strawberries are a decadent, crunchy, juicy dessert you can easily make at home.
If you’re wanting to decorate your chocolate covered strawberries to make them a little more professional looking, you can add a ton of color and texture using a few simple ingredients.
You can add a contrast of color by using either white chocolate or milk/dark chocolate.
Melt a small amount of contrasting colored chocolate in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat.
Add your melted chocolate to piping bag fitted with a very small round tip.
The chocolate will come out quickly, so you need to be able to work fast.
If you don’t have a piping bag, you can dip a spoon into the melted chocolate, let the excess drip off, and gently hover the spoon over the chocolate covered strawberry.
Move the spoon from side to side to create a couple of lines on top of the strawberry.
Chocolate scrolls can be made using a potato peeler and a contrasting colored chocolate bar.
You need to have enough chocolate to create the scrolled look, therefore a bar of chocolate works best for this.
Hold the chocolate bar over the strawberry and “peel” the chocolate away from you to create the scroll.
Let the scroll fall on top of the freshly dipped chocolate strawberry so the scrolls can adhere to the strawberry.
Allow the strawberries to dry for about an hour in the fridge prior to serving.
You can make your strawberries painted gold with a few specialty tools.
Make up your “paint” by adding a very tiny amount of gold dust to a plate.
Add a couple of drops of almond extract.
Mix them together to create your paint.
If your paint dries out, add a little more almond extract to make up your wet paint again.
A little gold dust goes a long way. The gold dust actually shimmers when you paint it on.
Use a food safe paint brush with a decent sized tip on the end so you can brush the strawberries quickly. Let them dry for about 30 minutes – 1 hour prior to packaging them up.
Gold dusted strawberries are one of kind. You can make them for a special occasion like a bridal shower, New Year’s party, or wedding anniversary.
Sprinkles can be put on top of your chocolate covered strawberries right after dipping them.
Sprinkles need something to adhere to, therefore adding a little drizzled chocolate on top, or right after dipping the strawberries is your best way to go.
You can add themed sprinkles, colored sprinkles, classy gold or clear sprinkles on top of your chocolate covered strawberries depending on the occasion you’re making them for.
You can make up some royal icing to create beautiful designs on top of chocolate colored strawberries.
Make up different colors of royal icing to add a pop of color on the strawberries.
Royal icing will harden up after you leave it to dry for a couple of hours, so you don’t have to worry about the designs smudging on the strawberries.
If you’re just wanting to add a little color to your chocolate covered strawberries, you can drizzle the icing back and forth to make a “zebra” design.
Add a couple of sprinkles on top of the icing if desired.
Check out these cute strings of lights made with royal icing.
You can use pecans or walnuts for your chocolate covered strawberries. Cut either nut into small fine pieces using a large knife.
Lay the cut up nuts on a plate. Dip your strawberry into melted chocolate, and then roll the strawberry into the nuts.
Place the strawberry on a fresh plate with parchment paper lining the plate.
Let the chocolate covered strawberry dry for about an hour in the fridge prior to serving.