These White Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a super easy and budget friendly way to show someone you love them. There is nothing better than a home-made sweet treat!
budget-friendly token of love
Showing someone who love them doesn’t have to be expensive, despite what all the giant corporate companies are telling you. The best gifts generally don’t cost anything at all. When it comes to presents, I’m all about a DIY. When it comes to most of the things in my life, honestly, I immediately try to see if I can just make it myself. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve always had a less than desirable amount of money in my pocket, or if I’m just cheap. Probably the latter. Anyways, we all know chocolate covered strawberries from a store cost an arm and a leg. SERIOUSLY. It might be cheaper to just give them your arm and leg, because most places charge around $40 for A DOZEN. WHAT!? Yep, it’s highway robbery, and I ain’t got time for that.
why i love DIY white chocolate covered strawberries
Like I stated above, I’m cheap. ALSO stated above, chocolate covered strawberries cost upwards of $50 a dozen. I will not stand for this, so I made my own! This recipe makes over a dozen strawberries (however many comes in the package), and costs about 1/14th the amount as the store bought ones. Making them yourself also lets you easily customize them, like I did with mine. I had some acai berry powder laying around, so I mixed it in my white chocolate to make this fun purple addition. Also, white chocolate is SO good with strawberries. I’m not a huge chocolate fan, but the white chocolate really compliments the fruitiness of the strawberries. Not too sweet, and still super refreshing when you bite into it. Pour all of your love into these White Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and I promise you they will be a hit!
ingredients you’ll need
how to make white chocolate covered strawberries
Wash and dry your strawberries and set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the white chocolate chips and coconut oil. You can also do this in the microwave in 30 second increments, mixing until completely smooth. Holding onto the green end of the strawberry, dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate until completely covered. Set on prepared baking sheet and let harden before removing. You can also put them in the refrigerator to speed up the process, but they will start to sweat.
tips for making white chocolate covered strawberries
Using coconut oil makes the chocolate smoother and helps it cover the strawberries. If you don’t have any, you can also use shortening or any other kind of oil. Just mix in a VERY small amount and check the consistency before adding more.
Using toothpicks, a fork, or even corn on the cob holders works really well for dipping. I actually used corn on the cob holders because I randomly had a bunch.
Melt some dark or milk chocolate and drizzle over the hardened white chocolate to make them even prettier!
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White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- double boiler OR medium pot and bowl
- 1 package strawberries
- 6 ounces white chocolate chips
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil optional*
- Wash and dry your strawberries and set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the white chocolate chips and coconut oil. You can also do this in the microwave in 30 second increments, mixing until completely smooth.
- Holding onto the green end of the strawberry**, dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate until completely covered. Set on prepared baking sheet and let harden before removing. You can also put them in the refrigerator to speed up the process, but they will start to sweat.