We made caramel filled apples so why not chocolate filled strawberries?
Everyone loves the classic chocolate covered strawberry. However, I have two gripes every time I eat them. Number one, the chocolate shell always falls off when you take that first bite. And number two, there is never enough chocolate!
Problem solved : ) Scroll down for the recipe.
Tip: To keep the chocolate from pouring out of the strawberries while hardening in the fridge, use a CLEAN egg carton or mini muffin tin. This will keep your strawberries sitting upright.
Not So Classic Chocolate Filled Strawberries
15-20 strawberries (the larger the better)
1 bag of Milk Chocolate chips (I use the 11.5 oz Guittard milk chocolate chips)
1. Cut the stems off your clean strawberries and carefully scoop out the top of the berry. The deeper you scoop the more chocolate it will hold. I used large strawberries so I scooped about an inch down.
2. Pour the entire bag of chocolate chips in a glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals. Make sure to take your bowl out every 30 seconds to stir the chips. Continue until all chips are melted.
3. Place your strawberries in an egg carton so they sit straight up. You could also use little Dixie cups. Now you can either spoon your melted chocolate into the berries or use a funnel or piping bag. I used a little baby spoon and it worked fine. Your choice.
4. Place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until they harden a bit. Enjoy!
Note: Hi girls! As many of you have noted there is a small chance that salmonella could be found in an empty egg carton so always wash your egg carton with soap and hot water (and then dry) before you use it or simply use an ice cube tray or mini muffin tin to hold the berries while the chocolate hardens. I save all my egg cartons after I wash them because they come in pretty handy for organizing as well : )
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I cut off the tips of the strawberries so they sat flat/upright on their own. I also left them in the fridge to long, tasted good but chocolate was way to hard.. Lesson learned!
I just made these. I used one side of a cakepop holder and it worked great!
Ice cub trays would probably work well :)
great idea - will try this. however, egg cartons can harbor salmonella virus and should never be used for other foods unless somehow sterilized. a HUGE percentage of uncooked eggs cary the virus. muffin tins should work fine without risking anyone's health :).
Guittard is the best milk chocolate to use. I use it in all my baking. Comes in all different flavors and I can't imagine why it's still so reasonably priced.
Guittard is the best milk chocolate of any name brand. I use them for all my baking. They come in all flavors. Still can't figure out why they're so reasonably priced, it's a very well known Swiss chocolate.