Everyone loves chocolate covered strawberries. They are easy to make, easy to eat, they're chocolate, and not even that unhealthy (or so I tell myself). In fact, I pre-made some tonight for a night in with some girlfriends on Friday, and it's going to take some serious will power to make sure they survive the night.

For these particular strawberries, I used dark and white chocolate, then rolled some in chopped pistachios and sweetened shredded coconut.

First, wash strawberries thoroughly, keeping the leaves/stems on, and then pat dry. Next, shell and chop the pistachios. Whether you use salted or unsalted is up to you. I prefer to use salted, as the salt tends to both bring out and compliment the sweetness of the chocolate.

Now for the good stuff: melt the chocolate, either in a double boiler or in the microwave. If you melt it in the microwave, do it in 30-second increments, stirring well between reheating.

Now spread some coconut out on one dish and the chopped pistachios on another. Grab a strawberry by the base of the leaves and dunk in the chocolate. Rotate your hand slightly to cover the strawberry, leaving the top 1-2 cm uncovered, then roll it in the coconut or pistachios, or leave it as is.

Make sure you remember that they're just chocolate covered strawberries. You're not baking or icing or doing anything all that complicated; they're going to be tasty no matter what you do, so just have some fun with it - don't be afraid to get a little chocolatey yourself!

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Monica said...

Wow those strawberries look incredible! what an easy yet attractive desert!

Stephanie said...

It really is! It took me about an hour to make 50 of them. It could take less time but I like to make little designs and such in the chocolate. And cleanup involves licking chocolate off your hands so it's not that bad hehe :)

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