Football chocolate dipped strawberries:
Now I may not be into football! But I am really into festive eats, so I have you covered for all things entertaining for game day. Like these cute and festive chocolate dipped strawberry footballs. And they are super simply to make at home.
Ingredients you will need:
- Chocolate chips or chocolate of choice, I used Hu Kitchen Gems
- Coconut oil
- White chocolate of choice, I used Lily’s Sweet’s White Chocolate Style Baking Chips
Prepping the strawberries:
First things first, soak your strawberries however you like to clean yours. I personally love soaking in a bowl with water and Branch Basics all purpose cleaner for 15 minutes. And once done soaking I drain the water and rinse each strawberry really well. Then place them on a towel on the counter and let them air dry. But make sure you don’t skip this step because you don’t want your strawberries to have any moisture before dipping in the melted chocolate.
Melting the chocolate:
You can either melt your chocolate with 1 tsp of coconut oil over stove top, or in the microwave doing intervals of 30 seconds, until melted. And let it rest a couple minutes before you start dipping.
Dipping the strawberries:
And now the fun part, dipping the strawberries. Pull up the green stem to allow for a good hold for dipping into the chocolate. And dip your strawberries into the chocolate, leaving a little bit of the top part without chocolate. Shake off any excess chocolate and place on a lined dish with parchment paper. Once you have all the chocolates dipped, transfer to the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set, about 10 minutes.
Preparing the white chocolate:
While the chocolate is setting, melt your white chocolate with 1/4 tsp coconut oil, either over stove top or microwave. But be cautious, because white chocolate tends to burn quicker, so I would start with 15 second intervals if doing in the microwave. And continue until melted. Let the chocolate rest a few minutes and transfer to a zip lock bag and snip off a tiny bit of the tip or use a piping bag with a skinny tip.
Creating the stitching:
Now this is where it can be tricky. But you got this! Slowly draw a line down the middle of the strawberry and then 4 lines across. And if you want, you could draw the line down the middle refrigerate to allow it to set and then draw the 4 lines. But I just did it all at once. Place in the refrigerator and allow the chocolate to set.
Some extra tips:
I found that you really don’t want the white chocolate to be super runny. If you melted it really well, and it is flowing like a river out of the bag, refrigerate it for a few minutes to help set it a bit. I also found, adding a little bit at a time in the zip lock bag helped. Because the more chocolate in the bag the quicker it came out. Having less allowed me to control the flow of the chocolate. And if you mess up, don’t worry wipe off the white chocolate with a wet paper towel, re dip the strawberries in chocolate if you have any left, and re do.
Chocolate Dipped Football Strawberries:
- 12 Large strawberries
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate of your choice I used Hu Kitchen Gems
- 1 1/4 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips of your choice or white melting chocolate I used Lily’s Sweets
- Wash, rinse, and air dry your strawberries. And pat off any extra moisture on them
- Melt your chocolate with 1 tsp of coconut oil in microwave (intervals of 30 seconds) or over stove top until melted
- Grabbing onto the stem, dip your strawberries in melted chocolate, and place on a lined baking dish with parchment paper
- Refrigerate for about 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set
- Melt your white chocolate with 1/4 tsp of coconut oil in microwave (intervals of 15 seconds) or over stove top until melted
- Add to a zip lock bag and snip a tiny bit off the tip
- Create a line down the middle of the strawberry
- And then 4 small lines across
- Refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set