1Begin by rinsing your strawberries. Place them on a paper towel to dry.
Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper. Place Strawberries right next to your pan. Also, place a hot pad next to the pan for when the chocolate is melted. *NOTE: Sometimes the parchment paper doesn't stay very well and starts to roll back up. To stop this I will spray a little cooking spray on the pan and then put on the parchment paper.
Melt your chocolate. Melt on LOW heat in the saucepan, stirring CONSTANTLY with a rubber spatula. Yes, it may take at least 5 minutes and your hand gets tired, but your candy will melt perfectly. When chocolate is completely smooth, remove from heat.
Hold your pot of chocolate at an angle. Grab strawberries by the stem and dip both sides in the chocolate making sure to shake off excess chocolate and place on your parchment paper. Continue doing this for all strawberries. NOTE: One thing I like to do is go back and double dip the strawberries once they've set. Makes them extra chocolate-y and SMOOTH on the outside.
Let Strawberries set on your counter until hard. Melt opposite chocolate and place in a ziploc bag (or piping bag) with a small cut in the corner. Place melted chocolate inside and drizzle back and forth over dipped strawberries.
Let Strawberries set on your counter until hard. Melt opposite chocolate and place in a Ziploc bag with a small cut in the corner. Drizzle back and forth over dipped strawberries. Let set or place in fridge to set more quickly.
Top Tips for Perfect Chocolate Strawberries?
Make sure the strawberries are completely dry before dipping
Let excess chocolate come off strawberries and wipe bottom on the edge of pan to prevent chocolate from pooling when placed on parchment
Double coat the strawberries in chocolate to make them ultra smooth
Use another chocolate to drizzle on or add toppings to make them look gourmet