Chocolate Dipped Strawberries | Valentine’s Day Special

by anamika on February 14, 2013

in Desserts & Sweets, Festival Recipes

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries | Valentine’s Day Special

One among the most popular desserts at home & the easiest to prepare. A lovely combination that never fails for most of us. Chocolate dipped Strawberries! Its yummilicious and a beautiful treat to the eyes too :)!

I have never celebrated Valentine’s day, may be I come from a different school of thoughts (for me every day should be special and full of love with your family) but then I don’t┬áfeel like┬ádepriving my small little space┬áwithout a mention of this special day,┬áoften I make these cute little dumplings for my kids as an after school snacks dessert,┬ámy kids are my WORLD and this holds true for every Mom :)!

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This is a super easy dessert┬árecipe and you really don’t┬áneed any expertise in making these for your loved ones, one can be as innovative as can be with this recipe. I made these for my kids so I have used colored sprinklers to top the chocolate dipped strawberries knowing that my kids will like it this way only. At times I also decorate these with colored gems or flaked chocolate.┬áBut you can use chopped nuts in place┬áof sprinklers or even Choco flakes.

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It is surely a delight when you serve these to your family. My kids love it and it’s a regular at home. This dessert takes about┬á10 – 15 minutes to prepare, and about┬á20 -25 minutes to place in the refrigerator. But few seconds to finish the entire plate.

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In India we really┬ádon’t get big strawberries the ones that are available in some parts of the world which are bigger and richer. So to make these, I used┬á┬átoothpicks for the stems and it’s easier to hold, serve and eat :).

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Here we go with the recipe …enjoy :)!

What all is needed -

  • Fresh big strawberries – 10 -12 ( preferably with stems, rinsed and patted dry )
  • Dark Chocolate grated – 1 cup
  • Toothpicks – 10 -12
  • Colored sprinklers or chopped Nuts

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Here is what I did with my strawberries  -

1. Take a plate and cover it with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Now take a microwave safe bowl and break the chocolate into small pieces. Melt in the microwave by heating for 30 seconds.

3. Stir the chocolate after every 10 seconds and again heat for 10 – 15 seconds. It should not burn so stirring in between is important.

4. The chocolate should be melted and smooth.

5. Wash the strawberries and dry them gently with a soft towel.

6. Since my strawberries had no stem, I used toothpick in the stem end.

7. Now dip each strawberry in the chocolate, and  ensure the excess goes back in the bowl. Dip about three-quarters of the way to the stem or the end. ( I dipped a little more because my kids love it this way).

8. Repeat this process gently for all the strawberries.

9. Now sprinkle some colored sprinklers over the chocolate dipped strawberries or else pour the chopped nuts ( you can even roll the chocolate strawberries in the chopped nuts).

10. Set these chocolate dipped strawberries on the parchment-covered plate, and refrigerate for about 15 – 20 minutes. This will help the chocolate to harden a bit before serving.

11. Enjoy these with your loved ones :)!

Happiness Forever!!!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Priya February 14, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Love this! Though we don’t celebrate the V-day (Same school of thought as yours ;) ) this is one fun thing to do. Sometimes I dip them sidewsays to create a coat pattern.

And as usual, lovely pics :)

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madcookingfusions February 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM

thank you Priya :)! Dipping them sideways would make a nice coat pattern..will try doing it next time.

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Shema George February 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM

These chocolate dipped strawberries look fabulous. I agree with you- when you have kids u feel like each an every small ocassion :)

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madcookingfusions February 20, 2013 at 6:52 PM

thank you Shema :)

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Funwidfud February 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Simple cute and yummy treat…My son loves it..

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madcookingfusions February 20, 2013 at 6:53 PM

thank you Reshmi, yeah kids really love this :)!

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Nisa Homey February 16, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Anamika, this is an awesome idea….will try it…and ur clicks are too tempting.

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madcookingfusions February 20, 2013 at 6:53 PM

thank you Nisa, do try and I am sure your kids will love it!

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Spandana March 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM

They looks absolutely gorgeous.. I can pop in a couple of them at once :)

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madcookingfusions March 4, 2013 at 5:27 PM

thank you Spandana :)

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