Strawberries are my favourite fruit and sadly, I’m definitely
not not NOT the person to take with you when you go strawberry-picking. Or at least, don’t let me walk in front of you while I pick and munch on the best of them. Also, you shouldn’t expect me to pick many to take home; I’m too busy letting them get acquainted with my tastebuds and tummy.
Lack of self-control. Woe is me.
Now there are, of course, many ways to savour strawberries. They’re great in muffins (you can check out my recipe for strawberry marshmallow muffins here) and you can definitely use them to decorate cakes. Well, I think chocolate-coated strawberries are perfect for the warm weather, and they don’t take very long to make. Best of all, you can just nuke the chocolate in the microwave to speed things up! The only problem I had was working fast enough to coat the strawberries before the chocolate hardened. Well, no, actually, it probably was trying not eat them all. My chocolate coating session turned into a bit of an impromptu chocolate fondue party for one. Yay! I mean, oops!
I’m very much a dark chocolate person, but there is a general perception that white chocolate is the better partner of strawberries (perhaps it’s how white chocolate is always paired with berries in muffins?), and I think it’s true. There’s something about the sweetness and milky flavour in white chocolate that goes very well with the tang or ‘bite’ in fresh strawberries. However, I still couldn’t resist dark chocolate, so I decided to make both. The general consensus was that the white chocolate ones were better, but you can try them out and see for yourself!
Dark and White Chocolate Coated Strawberries
- 200 g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
- 200 g white chocolate, broken into small pieces
- 600 g strawberries, washed
- Line a tray with baking paper or greaseproof paper.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt one type of chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes. If the chocolate is still not fully melted, give it a stir and put it back in the microwave on 50% power for about 20-second bursts until fully melted.
- Working quickly, coat half of the strawberries (but not the hulls!) with the melted chocolate and place them on the tray.
- Repeat steps 2 &3 with the other type of chocolate which you will need to melt in the microwave in a separate bowl.
- Place the tray in the fridge to chill. Remove onto plate before serving immediately.