Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries - Easy Healthy Dessert


chocolate-dipped strawberriesSummer means bountiful berries and delicious desserts, but when it comes to ripe and luscious strawberries combined with rich and dark chocolate, more often than not, a platter of Chocolate Covered Strawberries can easily serve to be the perfect answer for your dessert needs, without being overly heavy! The summer in California gives us huge red strawberries that can be amazingly sweet, and with a packet of Ghiradelli's delightful dark chocolate, you are all set to make a dessert that's pretty and healthy. So for our bbq last evening, I chose to make a dessert of strawberries dipped in chocolate ganache, and as expected, everyone loved it!

Ingredients
6 ounces semisweet chocolate - chopped
15-20 large strawberries - washed and dried very well

Method
Wash all the strawberries, and make sure to keep their stems.

Put the semisweet chocolate into a large heatproof bowl. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Then turn off the heat; set the bowl of chocolate over the water to melt. Keep stirring until it becomes smooth and silky. (Alternately, melt the chocolate in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or so until melted.), in batches of 30 seconds each.

Once the chocolate has melted, remove from heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set the strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries.

Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes, or you can refrigerate them for 15-20 mins too, or until its time to serve!

Drizzle your strawberries with some white chocolate if you like. Serve the beautiful chocolate-dipped strawberries with some cold coffee or a round of chocolate-coffee martini!

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Chocolate-Banana Bread
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
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17 comments :

Ben said...

They look wickedly good. I think that's what I am going to do with my strawberries.

KALVA said...

Wow lovely berries..

Jeena said...

Mansi, I can always imagine eating your lovely food when I visit! Those strawberries look beautiful.

Sonu said...

Hi,
it's my favourite dessert. it look so yummy...!!!:-P
I'll surely try at home.
Sonu:)))

Hetal said...

these look great..I have a treat for you in my blog,check it out..

delhibelle said...

One of our all time favourite way to eat strawberries, and yours look GOOD!

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

wow .. that makes a pretty picture .. lovely dessert .. very very tempting

Shreya said...

sinful indulgence...most tempting picture

Rachel said...

Sinfully delicious..

maybelles parents said...

beautiful strawberries.

Cynthia said...

And presenting this dessert is always a hit.

Andhra Flavors said...

That looks totally awesome. lovely entry.

farida said...

I love this dessert. I indulge into it from time to time:)

Aparna said...

So simple yet so beautiful and absolute heaven!

Anisheetu said...

ummm great mansi...
i have an award waiting for u on my blog plz collect it... u truly deserve that.... :)

Kevin said...

Now that is how to enjoy strawberries!

Anonymous said...

hey mansi that starwberries r really sexy.