Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Although I do not crave chocolate often, there is nothing as irresistible as a perfectly strawberry dipped into dark chocolate. Here in Florida, strawberries are in season and are sweet, plump, and perfect for dipping. I prefer dark chocolate with at least 77% cocoa and for the best results, you should temper your chocolate to create a firm shell when dipping fruit. Though there are a few different methods for tempering chocolate, I find the method below to be the easiest.

  • Dark chocolate is a potent antioxidant and antioxidants gobble up free radicals, destructive molecules that are implicated in heart disease and other ailments.
  • Strawberries are rich in flavonoids that help counter cell damage reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. As well, strawberries contain important antioxidants that help reduce inflammation.


Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


3 Ounces Quality Dark Chocolate, Chopped
12 Large Strawberries


Microwave 2/3 of the chocolate in a small bowl on medium for 1 minute, stir, then continue
microwaving on in 20-second intervals until melted, stirring after each period until chocolate reaches 110 degrees F.
Or place 2/3 of the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water, and stir until melted and until chocolate reaches 110 degrees F.
Place the top pan of the double boiler on a towel, and cool to 95°-100°F.
Add the remaining one-third of chocolate to the pan, stirring continuously until melted.
Dip strawberries in the melted chocolate, and place on sheets of parchment paper to harden.