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With Valentine's Day right around the corner, one of the favorites (at least for me) is Chocolate Covered Strawberries. But this year I don't want to do any boring old chocolate-covered strawberries. So this year I'm doing Pink and White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. How cute are these? Great for kids too! What a simple way to get them to eat their fruit!
Pink and White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
How do you make white chocolate melted pink?
If you want to have white chocolate melted pink, then you will want to use white baking chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted, you can use red food coloring to get a light pink tint. It is recommended that you start with three drops and go from there! You can make it as light pink or dark pink as you'd like.
Can you coat strawberries with candy melts?
You can! You will need to take the candy melts and melt them in the microwave. You'll want to microwave them 20-30 seconds at a time. You'll want to stir the candy melts until they are smooth. Hold the strawberries by the stem and dip the strawberries in the melted candy melts. This may take some practice, but you got this!
What is the secret to making chocolate-covered strawberries?
One major tip for making chocolate-covered strawberries is making sure your strawberries are totally dry before you begin to dip them in chocolate. If there is moisture left in the strawberries, then they will make the chocolate turn lumpy.
Should strawberries be at room temperature before you dip them?
As someone who has done a lot of strawberry dipping into chocolate, one thing I've learned is that you don't want the strawberries to be too cold. If you can, try and use room-temperature strawberries. It works much better this way!
Can I premake these pink and white chocolate-covered strawberries in advance?
Perhaps one of the best parts of making chocolate-covered strawberries is that you can make them in advance. No matter what, you'll want to make the strawberries dipped in chocolate ahead of time, so the chocolate has time to harden! Try to avoid the freezer when you're making chocolate-covered strawberries!
Can I follow the same instructions with other fruits?
Absolutely. In addition to dipping strawberries, you may want to dip bananas, raspberries, blueberries, and other tasty fruits.
These colors can be changed up to match any theme or holiday and are great for weddings! Deck the out in your wedding colors!
What you need for Pink and White Chocolate-Covered Strawberries:
1 pound of fresh, ripe but not too ripe strawberries
12 total ounces of quality white chocolate (Reserve 6 ounces of the white chocolate to dye pink)
How to make Pink and White Chocolate-Covered Strawberries:
Thoroughly wash and dry your strawberries. To be certain they were dry I used a paper towel on each berry, including the green tops before dipping. You will want them to be at room temperature before dipping.
You will want to do one chocolate at a time and let it set up before adding the next. We started with milk chocolate. Melt your first chocolate according to the package instructions.
Dip the strawberry into your white chocolate then place it on the tray to let set. The chocolate will harden rather quickly; by the time you are done with all of the berries the original dipped berries should be set.
Again, follow instructions on the package to melt the second half of the white chocolate. Add just a dash of the powdered pink food coloring and mix thoroughly. Carefully pick up one strawberry at a time, holding from the undipped top, and dip into the pink chocolate at the same vertical side (see photos for reference). Place back on the wax paper-lined tray, the same side down as before.
Let set up full then cover or transfer to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator. Best when enjoyed the same day.
- 1 pound of fresh, ripe but not too ripe strawberries
- 12 total ounces of quality white chocolate
- as*Reserve 6 ounces of the white chocolate to dye pink for the second half of the tip with a dash of powdered pink food coloring
- Thoroughly wash and dry your strawberries. You will want them to be at room temperature before dipping.
- Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Melt your first chocolate according to the package instructions
- Dip the strawberry into your white chocolate then place it on the cookie sheet to let set. The chocolate will harden rather quickly
- Repeat with the second package of chocolate adding a few drops of food coloring. Dip at an angle. Place on the cookie sheet to set.
- Store in an airtight container.
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