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I LOVE… I mean LOVE. {No. REALLY}. Chocolate Covered Strawberries. I’ve even been one of those nutty people who’ve paid a lot of money for a couple of berries at a bakery or candy shop. I love them that much.  I have tried to make them my self but they never turned out right. Until now. So if you are like me and you LOVE these little boogers but you can’t seem to master them at home… keep reading!

First. I bought the materials and ingredients I needed at Walmart:

  • 12 oz bag of Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • pink {vanilla} candy melts
  • 2 pounds of strawberries

Now, that seems simple enough. But, here’s a few of the OOPS that were happening before when I attempted this seemingly simple task:

  1. scorched chocolate
  2. delicious chocolate that wouldn’t harden up and made the strawberries impossible to pack up
  3. Ugly berries that made a big mess

But then I figured out THREE vital tips: 

  1. wash the berries and lay them on a towel to dry COMPLETELY.  They can have ABSOLUTELY NO WATER on them if you want the chocolate to adhere and not be a slimy wet mess.
  2. And… use this type of chocolate. Seriously you could probably use dark chocolate from any where but this type is FAIL PROOF. I absolutely LOVE the way it tastes too {and I’m a milk chocolate girl}.
  3. And to really make show stopping berries… Use a ziplock bag for piping/drizzling colored candy melts or white chocolate melts over top.

I’m telling you. Once you make these at home you will be AH-MAZED at how quick you can make them. You’ll be wanting to go into business and sell these babies {especially for the high price they fetch at the candy store!}.

Just melt the chocolate wafers according to the package directions. Then, dip your COMPLETELY DRY strawberries in the chocolate and place on a tray with wax paper. If you are in a hurry you can set them in the fridge to harden up but they hardened up on the counter at my house in just about an hour.

Once they were hardened, I melted some pink candy melts {from the baking department/crafts} at Walmart. They come in LOTS of colors so you could make them match other themes for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, etc. I chose pink for Valentine’s.

To make it SUPER simple, I placed a zipper bag into a cup {kind of like lining a trash can} and poured the candy melts in. I pushed the air out and sealed the bag and then snipped a TINY hole in the corner of the bag. {seriously … TINY. You can always cup more, but you can’t cut less!}. I quickly drizzled the chocolate-coated berries with a back and forth motion…so simple my 4-year-old helped and they still looked FABULOUS.  If she can do it… you can do it. 😉

I will NEVER by these out again. {Okay…I still might because they call my name. I can’t help it}. But, these are so so simple I will never question if I have time or if I can do it ever again. They don’t have to be a once in a blue moon treat. They are easy enough to have more often… which is FINE with me.