Are we ready for Valentine’s Day now?! Ahhh!! Time is flying by way too fast. Strawberries are by far my favorite fruit, hands down. Add Chocolate… to DIE for!
Buying Chocolate Covered Strawberries is expensive and honestly? They taste better homemade. They are also probably one of the absolute easiest gifts you can make at home and not go wrong!
Here is a fun one to add some flare to your Valentine’s Day (or any other time the mood strikes ya!)
White Chocolate and Pink Nonpareil dipped 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 room temperature before dipping.
While your berries are drying add your white nonpareils and a tiny dash of powdered food coloring a small bowl (we used a 4ounce mason jar). Slowly start to swirl the nonpareils around (think clockwise style motion) until the pink coloring has fully taken over all of the white. There will likely bit a little bit of the powered color left in the bottom of the dish that is fine. The longer your swill, the more developed and even the color will become.
Melt your chocolate according the package instructions. You’ll want the chocolate to be hot enough that it is fully melted, but not so hot that it will shock the strawberries and cause them to ever so slightly ‘cook’ this will affect how long they last for.
Have a tray lined with wax paper ready to go along with your chocolate and nonpareils in bowls that can easily be dipped into before starting. Once everything is out you will want to move quickly to ensure you’re able to dip into the nonpareils before the chocolate starts to set. (The chocolate will harden faster than you might expect-in only a few minutes). After dipping carefully place each strawberry on the tray with enough space that they will not touch. Let set up full then cover or transfer to an air tight container and store in the refrigerator. Best when enjoyed the same day.