Chocolate Strawberries

If you  love everything about chocolate-covered strawberries, the crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth shell and the cool, sweet strawberry beneath then using Gnaw smooth milk chocolate or organic decadent dark chocolate will be the perfect partner to your fresh strawberries. Whether you love giving chocolate strawberries as presents, or to have for your own strawberries dipped in chocolate for summer parties they are to relatively easy make at home and are a much loved treat for all ages to enjoy with a result that looks fancy no matter your skills are. Chocolate strawberries also make a great rainy day project with children as dipping 
strawberries in chocolate with different toppings are fun to make too. They make a great way to enjoy strawberries and chocolate which are a winning partnership when it comes to summertime treats.
 
Once you have your super-ripe strawberries from the market, farm, your back garden or local shop you can choose from our range chocolate to dip the strawberries into from a decadent dark organic chocolate (which is suitable for vegans too), smooth milk chocolate or a more fancy flavour like organic goji berry & cashew or keep it fruity with our raspberry crisp dark chocolate
 
The only other tip to making chocolate-covered strawberries is that the strawberries must be very, very dry. If you have any water left from rinsing or any sticky bruised areas, the coating doesn’t “stick” to the strawberry as well. Drops of water can also make your chocolate seize up and become grainy as you dip. After rinsing the strawberries, we recommend patting them dry and then laying them out on a clean dish towel until they are completely dry.
 

Storing Chocolate-Covered Strawberries 

Chocolate-dipped strawberries look their best and are their snappiest the day they are made. You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Lining the bottom of the container with a clean paper towel will help wick away moisture for storage. Don’t expect stored chocolate strawberries to look as shiny as freshly dipped and set berries.

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with Gnaw Chocolate

Ingredients
1lb basket fresh strawberries
12oz dark or milk gnaw chocolate - or whatever flavour you may choose
3oz creamy white gnaw chocolate to decorate
 
Equipment
Heatproof bowl and saucepan
Heatproof spatula
Wax paper or parchment
Baking sheet
Small plastic bag
INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Wash and dry the strawberries. Rinse the strawberries under cool running water and gently pat dry. The strawberries need to be completely dry before dipping, so spread them out and let them air-dry if necessary.
    2. Melt the dark chocolate. Fill the bottom of the double-boiler or medium saucepan with an inch or two of water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Transfer all the chocolate into the top of the double-boiler or a heatproof bowl and set this over the simmering water. Let the chocolate melt, stirring occasionally, until no more lumps remain. Remove the bowl with the chocolate from heat.
    3. Prepare your workspace. Set the bowl of melted chocolate in front of you on a towel. Place the dried strawberries to your left. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place this on your right. (Reverse if you are left-handed.)
    4. Dip the strawberries. Working with one strawberry at a time, pick up a strawberry by the top leaves and dip it into the chocolate. Turn or swirl the strawberry as needed to completely coat it in chocolate. Lift the strawberry out and shake gently to remove any excess chocolate.
    5. Lay dipped strawberries on the baking sheet. Carefully lay the dipped strawberry on its side on the baking sheet. Repeat with dipping the remaining strawberries.
    6. Let the chocolate set. Let the strawberries sit until the chocolate coating is set and dry to the touch. You can put the baking sheet in the refrigerate to speed this along.
    7. Prepare the white chocolate drizzle. When the strawberries are ready, melt the white chocolate just as you did the dark chocolate. (Alternatively for this small amount of chocolate, melt it in 15-second bursts in microwave, stirring between each burst.) Transfer the melted white chocolate to a small ziplock bag.
    8. Drizzle strawberries with white chocolate. Push the melted white chocolate to one corner of the bag, then snip a small corner off the bag. Squeezing the bag gently and quickly drizzle the white chocolate over the strawberries, using big, sweeping motions over the whole baking sheet.
    9. Let the white chocolate set. Let the white chocolate drizzle set (or place the baking sheet in the refrigerator again for few minutes), then serve.