Valentine’s Day, or SAD (Single’s Awareness Day), is coming up next month and I’ve decided to make these delicious chocolate covered strawberries! I’ve always purchased these from stores, but now I realize how much cheaper (and usually more delicious) it is to just make them myself. You can also personalize them much more to the taste of you (or your loved one).
So I know it’s been a long time since my last tutorial. DIYmas was a really ambitious project and although I’m happy that I managed to pull it off, it really burned me out. For the new year, I decided that I wanted to make more content that I wanted to do, and so while I’ll still be making DIYs, you guys will be seeing a bunch more new content for 2015. Anyways, let’s get onto the DIY!
1 quart of strawberries
1/3 – 1/2 cup of chocolate
1 teaspoon of oil (preferably coconut oil)
1. In a microwave safe dish, heat up the coconut oil and chocolate for about 10-15 seconds in the microwave. Stir thoroughly after taking it out. Be careful of overheating the chocolate! Instead of the creamy, smooth consistency you could end up with chunky, seized burnt chocolate that is definitely not ideal for dipping strawberries into.
2. To get the fun heart shapes that’s perfect/ideal for Valentine’s day, cut the strawberries length-wise into four pieces after removing the stem, and then make a divot at the top. Of course, you can skip this step if it’s too much work and just use the whole strawberry.
3. Now it’s time to dip the strawberries into the chocolate! To get a smoother finish on the chocolate and to make things cleaner, I recommend you use some skewers or a fork to dip the strawberries. Let the covered strawberries cool down on a cookie rack or a sheet of wax paper.
4. Once the chocolate has hardened, it’s time to decorate them! You can drizzle on some white chocolate. If you want to sprinkle on some chopped nuts or coconut shavings, do it while the chocolate is still wet so that they can stick.
And enjoy! These turned out so cute and they taste really great! Eric and I enjoyed sharing them, though we had some mishaps opening that bottle of champagne. You can watch that on my Facebook. I hope you guys enjoyed this delicious DIY and don’t forget to tag your recreations with #DIYwithAnn!