Fancy Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

12/10/2016
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These chocolate-dipped strawberries are so simple to whip up, you barely really need a recipe!

With strawberry season in full swing, a platter of these fancy chocolate-dipped strawberries will make a great sweet treat addition to the table this Christmas!

They feel rather festive, sort of like upside down decorated Christmas trees, and look gorgeous all piled up on a plate.

They’re absolutely delicious to eat too – the bitterness of the chocolate pairs with the sweet juicy strawberries perfectly, and the toppings take it to a whole other level. Don’t even contemplate, just make! Enjoy.

Fancy Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Author Danijela Unkovich
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
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Ingredients:  

  • 1-2 punnets of fresh strawberries
  • 75-150g dark chocolate
  • A selection of toppings e.g. shredded coconut; sunflower, pumpkin or sesame seeds; chopped peanuts or pistachios...

Method:

  • Line a tray or large plate with baking paper.
  • Add toppings onto their own small plate or bowls to make it easy to roll strawberries in. If toppings are in large pieces, like pistachio nuts, blitz a few times in a blender or chop with a knife until a chunky meal has formed.
  • Break chocolate into chunks into a bowl. Melt down in a microwave or bain-marie style over the stove until smooth.
  • Dip each strawberry a little over half the way up in the dark chocolate, and then hold strawberry above the bowl of melted chocolate to let any excess drip off.
  • Dunk each strawberry into the toppings, until each side is evenly coated. Place onto the baking tray. Once you have a tray full, place tray in the fridge for strawberries to harden.

Notes:

Vegan or dairy-free? Some types of chocolate contain milk-based ingredients. Go for a high percentage dark chocolate and double check the ingredients if you need to ensure your chocolate is dairy-free.
Have fun experimenting: I've used dark chocolate here as I love the richness against the strawberries (and the high % of cocoa solids offer a nice little antioxidant punch), but there's total flexibility with this - experiment with milk or white too.

 

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