Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries in Bulk

Recently I decided to make a friend some chocolate-covered strawberries for her birthday, and didn't have a whole lot of time to sit and wait for each one since the chocolate has to solidify.  I wanted to do about 10 of them and yet only had 15 minutes to do so.  Thus I managed to devise what I consider to be a pretty neat "life hack" in order to create a ton of them in bulk in no time at all.  This is a quick how-to for creating a ton of chocolate-covered strawberries in just a few minutes.



The strawberries and chocolate I used!  Though maybe I
should wait to eat them next time........

Supplies

To start off, you'll need the following:
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate (store-bought is fine)
  • A way to melt the chocolate (Mine is microwaveable)
  • Cups (the wider it is, the better, but make sure it's still short height-wise)
  • Lot's of forks.  These should be taller than the cups mentioned above.

Steps

It's a forest of chocolate-covered strawberries!
  1. Clean off all of the strawberries under some cold water while melting the chocolate down into liquid form.
  2. Take each strawberry and stick a fork into it.  Then dip the strawberry into the chocolate, coating it evenly.  When you are done, whip the dripping chocolate around so that it doesn't drip as much.
  3. Place the strawberry (still on the fork) into the cup sticking strawberry-side up.  See the photo on the right for how this should look.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the cup is filled.  Make sure that you don't overdo it, as the strawberries should not touch while in the cup.
  5. Place the cup in your fridge and let them harden (usually 1-2 minutes).  I usually put a plate or bowl under mine so that they do not drip all over.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 until you have as many chocolate-covered strawberries as you want!
  7. Enjoy!