; World of Dennifer: Holiday Gift Idea: chocolate covered strawberries tutorial

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Gift Idea: chocolate covered strawberries tutorial

I made these for my baby shower hosts & they got rave reviews from my girls & I even snuck a couple - yum, yum! But I forgot to post the tutorial right after the shower & then Baby AJ arrived, so it kind of fell by the wayside, so now that it's gift giving time, I thought now might be a good time to post it! These would make an awesome gift for co-workers, friends or neighbors. And the best part is, they are fun & easy to make.

First, gather up your supplies:

  • strawberries
  • Hershey's Kisses
  • gift boxes/tins (got mine from a party supply store)
  • wax paper
  • a bowl (to warm the chocolate in)
  • a plastic spoon (to stir the melted chocolate)
  • a couple cookie sheets
Second - wash off & thoroughly dry the strawberries (I used paper towels to dry the strawberries).

Third, put several pieces of chocolate into your microwave safe bowl & pop it in the microwave for 45 seconds - 1 minute; stir chocolate (it should easily stir/blend). Be careful not to burn the chocolate..it'll ruin it & you will have to make a new batch!

Fourth, take a strawberry & swirl it in the chocolate until it is covered to your liking.

Fifth, place strawberry on wax lined pan or cookie sheet & put in the fridge to set - about 1 hour (I left mine in over night though).

Sixth, line your gift boxes with wax paper, then place your strawberries in the box.

Finally, wrap your gift boxes up with some pretty ribbon, personalize the box as you'd like & present them to your very thankful recipients!

{mine had Halloween colored ribbon since my shower was in October & I also included a Starbucks gift card}

{my friend Mildred enjoying her gift :)}

And that's it! So quick & easy & almost everyone loves chocolate covered strawberries...in fact, I don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't like them! I got so many compliments on these from my friends, so I bet you will too! You can even decorate these a little more using white chocolate swirls, coconut, mini chocolate chips, etc. Have fun & enjoy! 'Till next time.


Life Happens said...

Yummy!!! You're right, who doesn't like choc covered strawberries??!! So easy to make too!

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