Bridal Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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I’ve been to a few weddings in my life, but this weekend I get to attend the wedding of one of my oldest and closest friends. I met Kerri our freshman year of high school and she quickly became my first “new friend” of high school. Kerri is one of the sweetest people I know and I am so excited to help her celebrate her special day! But before the wedding, we got to celebrate the bride to be at her bachelorette party.

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We went out to dinner, actually wore high heals and dresses (a big deal for me and my girlfriends) and played some classic bachelorette party games.  And because I never go to parties empty handed, I offered to bring along some sweets. But there was one ingredient that I knew had to be part of any recipe that I brought to a party celebrating Kerri…and that would be chocolate. Back in high school we dubbed Kerri “The Chocolate Kid” due to her hilarious habit of ending our lunch hours with a chocolate covered face. Maybe it was the chocolate cookies they sold at our school store, or maybe it was something she brought along in her lunch…but no matter what she ate, it was pretty much a guarantee that Kerri would end up with chocolate all over her. Later on she even started a blog by our most favorite nickname. So in honor of our “Chocolate Kid” I made some double chocolate cupcakes and these bridal themed chocolate covered strawberries. They are always an impressive treat to bring along to bridal showers or bachelorette parties, yet they are still relatively easy to make. So in honor of our lovely bride to be, Kerri, here is the “recipe” for Bridal Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Makes 12 strawberries

  • 12 medium sized strawberries
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Preparation:

  1. Rinse strawberries and pat dry so no excess moisture remains; set aside
  2. Place semi sweet chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds
  3. Stir in 1 teaspoon of canola oil and microwave for an additional 30 seconds
  4. Stir and microwave until semi sweet chocolate is completely melted and consistency is smooth and creamy; set aside
  5. In another small bowl, repeat melting process with the white chocolate chips, utilizing the remaining teaspoon of canola oil
  6. For the “brides”, dip strawberries into melted white chocolate, letting excess chocolate drip off. Immediately dip in shredded coconut and place on a cookie sheet
  7. Repeat process with remaining “brides” and place cookie sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until chocolate sets
  8. For the “grooms” dip the front of each strawberry in the white chocolate, letting excess chocolate drip off. Place on a cookie sheet and place in the fridge for 15-30 minutes, or until chocolate has set

IMG_08949. Once white chocolate has dried, dip both sides into the semi sweet chocolate, forming a “vest shape”.

10. For the bowtie and buttons, dip a tooth pick into melted semi sweet chocolate and form dots for the buttons and a small bow for the bow tie

11. Place “grooms” on a cookie sheet and place in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until all chocolate is set

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2 thoughts on “Bridal Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  1. What a fabulous plate of treats to take! I’m sure they were a hit. And as always, thanks for sharing the recipe and steps to make your goodies. If you had not included the directions, i probably would have been too intimidated to make them. But after you reading the directions, it looks relatively easy and will make some for a couple getting married this week!! Blessings!Blessings

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