How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a Stick

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make your Valentine’s Day party stand out from the rest, then these chocolate-covered strawberries on a stick are perfect! They’re delicious, easy to make, and will wow everyone at your party. All you need is some fresh strawberries, dipped in chocolate and rolled in sprinkles or chopped nuts. Follow these steps below to learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries on a stick. 

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a Stick

It doesn’t get any easier than this! This recipe makes about 8-10 servings of decadent chocolates that are sure to please anyone with their sweet tooth. To start off making your chocolate-covered strawberries on a stick, start by washing the berries in cold water, then pat them dry with paper towels before inserting a toothpick through each berry’s stem so that it can stand up straight while it’s dipped in chocolate. Read on to know more!

Five Ways on How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a Stick:

1. Melt Some Chocolate:     

Meltdown chocolate in your microwave or using a double boiler. Add a few drops of liquid to the melted chocolate and mix thoroughly. Any flavorings, extracts, and liqueur can be added at this point along with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and other ingredients to give the melted chocolate an even richer flavor and sweetness.

Place the chocolate in a piping bag or zip lock bag with one corner cut off to be used as a squeeze bottle. Dip the strawberries, shake off any excess chocolate, and place on wax paper to dry.

2. Roll Them in Powdered Sugar:     

One of the most common ways to coat fresh berries is by rolling them in powdered sugar. This is often done to berries that will be macerated with sugar, alcohol, or liqueur overnight or even quartered and added to fruit salads, trifles, and tart fillings.

Place the powdered sugar in a shallow bowl and set it out on your workstation (you can prepare several bowls of different kinds of sugar to use if you make several flavors at once). Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate, tap off excess, and roll in powdered sugar. Place on wax paper to dry.

3. Roll Them in Cake Sprinkles:     

Another popular way to coat fresh berries is by rolling them first in liqueur and then in various cake and confectionery sprinkles. Most supermarkets carry a wide array of cake and confectionery sprinkles, many of which are made from colored sugars that have been engineered to be extra sparkly. Cake decorating supply shops also have an incredible array of unique, specialty sugar decorations for cakes that can be used to coat berries.

Mix the liqueur with cream (or water or another liquid) in a shallow bowl and set it out on your workstation along with the melted chocolate, several bowls of different types of sprinkles, and wax paper. Dip the strawberries in the liqueur mixture, shake off excess, roll in melted chocolate, place on wax paper to dry, and then roll in the sprinkles.

4. Dip Them in Chocolate Ganache:     

Chocolate ganache is the easiest way to coat fresh strawberries on a stick. This recipe for chocolate ganache can be found online or in some cookbooks. You can use it as-is or flavor it by adding liqueur or other flavors after being prepared. Ganache is quite thick but can be easily thinned with warmed cream or other liquids.

Chocolate Ganache Is the Easiest Way to Coat

Melt the chocolate either in a microwave or using a double boiler. Set out several bowls of different types of sprinkles and set aside your bowl of strawberries. Once melted, dip the berries first in one bowl of sprinkles, shake off excess, and then dip them in the ganache. Place on wax paper to dry.

5. Add Some Mint Leaves or Peppermint Candy:     

Instead of liqueur, try adding some crushed mint leaves or crushed candy canes (especially peppermint) to the melted chocolate. This combination is one of my favorites! Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate and then in either crushed mint leaves or crushed candy canes. Place on wax paper to dry.

What Materials You’ll Need?

  • Chocolate
  • Strawberries on a stick
  • Plastic wrap
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors  

Steps to Follow: How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a Stick 

Step 1: Get the Chocolate.

The first step to making chocolate-covered strawberries is getting the right kind of chocolate. Good, thick chocolate will ensure that it forms around the strawberry easily and effectively. To melt the chocolate, microwave for 20 seconds, then stir well with a spoon or other utensil.

Repeat this process until desired consistency has been achieved. It’s important to remember not to overheat the chocolate, as this will result in a poor-tasting treat; however, if you underheat it, there won’t be enough liquid in the chocolate for it to flow smoothly.

Step 2: Put Strawberries on a Stick.

The next step is putting the strawberries on a stick to be dipped into the chocolate. First, make sure that the strawberries are dehydrated to avoid any sticking problems, then insert a stick into the stem of each strawberry. If your chocolate is ready, you can begin dipping them immediately.

Step 3: Dip in Melted Chocolate and Place on Wax Paper.

Dip each strawberry about halfway into the bowl of melted chocolate. If the chocolate is too thick, microwave it for about thirty seconds to thin it out. Then, remove each strawberry from the bowl using a fork and balance it on its stick over the bowl’s rim so that any excess chocolate can drip back into the bowl. You can also use a spoon to cover strawberries with chocolate by spreading chocolate over them, but this requires more time and effort.

Step 4: Lay on Aluminum Foil or Wax Paper.

After the excess chocolate has dripped back into the bowl, lay the strawberries on a sheet of aluminum foil or wax paper to dry. After letting them drain for about two minutes, you should have beautiful chocolate-covered strawberries on a stick!

Wrap Chocolate-covered Strawberries Individually

Step 5: Wrap in Plastic Wrap.

After your chocolate-covered strawberries on a stick have cooled, you can wrap each one up individually and store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh and ready for use. You can also use twine or ribbon to tie a bow around each strawberry for a festive treat!

Step 6: Enjoy Your Delicious Chocolate-covered Strawberries!

After your chocolate-covered strawberries on a stick have been stored, you can enjoy them whenever you want! They make a great after-dinner treat during the holiday season. If you aren’t going to eat them right away, be sure to keep them in an airtight container or wrapped up in plastic wrap to ensure that they stay fresh and delicious.

Some Tips and Suggestions:

  1. Strawberries should be a little bit bigger than a ping pong ball.
  2. Soak the strawberries in water for about 15 minutes before coating them with chocolate to have moisture to adhere to when they are dipped into the chocolate.
  3. Let any excess water drip off of the strawberries as you dip them into the chocolate. If you do not, the chocolate will start to crack and chip off.
  4. Whilst melting the chocolate on a double boiler method is preferred for this recipe, it is not essential. You can melt the chocolate in a microwave by microwaving it at half power for a minute at a time until melted. If you choose to use this method, be careful not to let the chocolate burn.
  5. If you are someone who wants the strawberries to stay on the stick, use a wooden skewer or chopstick when inserting it into the strawberry to keep it in place. Otherwise, you can leave the strawberries without anything to help them hold together in your hand.

Conclusion:

In this post, we have learned the basics of how to make chocolate covered strawberries on a stick. There are many variations and substitutions you can use with these instructions as well! The next time that the chocolate craving strikes, try these delicious and creative treats. 

We hope you’ve found it helpful to create an easy dessert idea for your next gathering or party. If not, let us know what else would be beneficial in our comments section below! Happy crafting!

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