So, yes. This may be a bit late, and too romantic of a scene for a random Wednesday, but I’ve had a revelation: Why do we only enjoy these tasty one-bite treats on Valentine’s Day anyway? Why not on a random Wednesday? Wednesdays are special, they deserve love. And so do you, especially on random days and not just Valentine’s Day. So make yourself, or someone else, some chocolate covered strawberries. Because… well… why the heck not?
The steps to making these scrumptious chocolate covered strawberries are nothing fancy, but the end result sure is! Simply melt together some milk chocolate and shortening, stir it all until velvety smooth, and dip those beautiful red berries in by their leaves.
Now, if you can stand the sight of the gooey, chocolaty strawberry, gently place it on a wax paper lined baking sheet, set in the refrigerator and step away. Or, abandon all self control and just dig in. Patience is for the birds.
If you like yours all fancied up, roll them while they’re still wet in various toppings. You can go for chopped nuts, shredded coconut, crushed cookies… whatever tickles you. Get inspired with more topping ideas by clicking below.
To get cutesy with designs, melt a little white chocolate, pour it into a piping bag with a small tip or small squeeze bottle, and go wild. You can also just dip a fork into the melted chocolate and drizzle it over the strawberries for a zigzag effect.
However you enjoy these little beauties, they will definitely make you or a lucky recipient feel special any day of the week!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 16 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
- 8 ounces white chocolate chips, optional *
Other topping ideas
- Chopped nuts, shredded coconut, candy sprinkles, mini chocolate chips or candies, crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies
- Cover a large baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- Microwave chocolate chips at 30-second increments for about 1 minute and 45 seconds, stirring until chocolate starts to melt. Add the shortening, stir until smooth, and dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture, holding by the stems.
- Roll strawberries in toppings, or place strawberries onto the wax paper lined baking sheet. Set in the refrigerator to harden, at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. Allow chocolate coating to harden before creating designs with white chocolate, if desired.
- * Tip: To create designs with white chocolate on top of strawberries, melt white chocolate in 30-second increments until beginning to melt. Add 1 teaspoon shortening and stir until smooth (if you want, you can also add food coloring at this point). Pour chocolate into a piping bag or squeeze bottle with small tip; design as desired. Refrigerate to set.
You sundenly made Wednesday so special my friend…
I totally agree with you, we can enjoy this anyday and specially on wednesday ;-)
They look so pretty. I love how you have drizzled the white over the brown chocolate. These are the perfect treat to follow a great meal.
I definitely don’t think you should save these for one day a year, they are far too delicious for that. Lovely photos too.
A favorite, of course…
Why the heck not is right! I love the way you think Georgia. Everyday is a celebration.
Chocolate strawberries are just one of those impressive, yet surprisingly easy, treats! Love the heart one! :)
I agree, every day should be a celebration!
who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries?! and these look so cute!
Good any day of the week!
Where did you find those beautious strawberries? So sweet the heart painted on the foremost strawberry. Hubbs and I luv choco covered strawberries w/a nice white wine. I don’t know why I’ve never tried doing it myself.
Thank you for the inspiration (and cravings too). Have a nice week, Georgia! :)
i LOVE the white chocolate heart on the chocolate covered strawberry. what a cute touch!
Cristina – The strawberries here in Texas are good, but not quite as giant as California strawberries are in the spring!
Why the heck not indeed! Pass the champagne please:)
You really did put a wonderful trademark on these with the white chocolate design! They do look scrumptious-wish I had a few here. However, I do need to try these at least once. Inspiring and delicious post!
You are sooo right, any day would be perfect for these chocolate coved strawberries. They are just perfect.
These are simply gorgeous!
Beautiful! Love the white chocolate garnish…simply beautiful.
I’m so glad you found my blog…because I got directed to yours and I love your blog too! There’s definitely not a specific day that you should make yummy treats for the one you love :) These are so cute!
Lovely pictures, and I love strawberries so a great idea!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love yours!!!
What a coincidence! I just finished making chocolate covered strawberries with my son for his plate date later on! It’s his Ski Week and we always need something to do, and this was a great activity with the kids. I made some with dark chocolate for myself too. Your presentation is beautiful and romantic~~!
I agree with your sentiment! Everyday should be Valentine’s Day! We celebrated for an entire week in our house :)
These are so pretty!!!! Your photos are gorgeous!
Gosh, these are gorgeous! Love the heart design! Mine would look more like a Rorschach ink-blot test.
Chocolate covered strawberries are for any random day. These look lovely, I love the white chocolate drizzle!
What a gorgeous blog!! I love your photos – thank you for sharing! I will be back!
Such a weakness of mine….mmm
Absolutely! Why wait to treat yourself to something so delicious just on Valentine’s Day, or even just Wednesday’s (smile). Everyday is good day!
I love the random Wednesday love :) Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite indulgences…and they always remind me of spring! Double win!
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You are right we should indulge more often little treats in our lives. chocolate brings happyness and coated on a strawberry it is heaven on earth.
Such a wonderful little bite of simplicity and beauty!!
I truly believe that ANY day is a good day for chocolate covered strawberries! These look so good! The perfect post-dinner treat.
Just beautiful, you’re a girl after my own heart!
Your strawberries are beautiful and love the accompanying glass of wine on the side to celebrate them. The last one with the love heart is too cute to eat.
These are gorgeous!
I love the white chocolate touch… it makes the strawberries extra special.
BEAUTIFUL! Love chocolate covered strawberries. I enjoy them year round too… YUM!
Love these all year!! Perfection…
Oh I’m drooling!So want to eat this right now.Infact i have all ingredients except shortening.Any substitutes?Thanks for sharing and your pics are fantastic!
Soni – You can try it with butter instead, or without either. Should give you the same nice, hard shell… I just like using shortening because it gives the shell a bit of shine. Enjoy!
What a lovely post. I made them for Valentine’s Day a week or so ago
Thank you so much for this recipe and the eye catching pictures! I am using this to make favors for my wedding :)
Thanks for dropping by my blog. I popped over to check out your blog and have already bookmarked a few recipes. Your photography is gorgeous.
Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite treats. Who needs a holiday for these? Any day is a chocolate covered strawberry day. In fact, I was traveling this week and found whole freeze dried strawberries covered in chocolate at the airport. A good way to get your fix when strawberries are out of season. Oh, and nice touch on the heart!
Perfect to make as a surprise dessert!