I’m going to be honest here. I don’t think “St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries” are a thing. I was put in charge of bringing dessert to the St. Patrick’s Day dinner at my in-laws house, and nobody likes any Irish desserts.
Except for me. Give me some freshly baked bread pudding, and I’m in heaven. But at least three of the people going to the dinner have turned their nose up at that particular suggestion…never mind they haven’t even tried it. But I digress.
So, I had to come up with something that everyone would likely enjoy, preferably not made of a custard bread thing, or that was alcohol infused.
One of my specialties for this time of year is chocolate covered strawberries, so I thought I would make those and give them a St.Patty’s Day twist. In other words, I would add green to them wherever I could.[Tweet “Give your chocolate covered strawberries a #StPatricksDay twist by adding some green!”]
To make your very own St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries, you will need:
1 pound of Strawberries
8-10 ounces Chocolate (I always use Dove Dark Chocolate. It melts smooth and the semi-sweet flavor brings out the sweetness of the strawberries.)
White Chocolate (I’m not generally a fan of white chocolate, but Ghirardelli white chocolate chips, I will gladly stand behind!)
Green Food Coloring (Or you can always use green chocolate melts, but I personally
cannot stand them am not a fan.)
Green Sprinkles of your choice
1. Rinse your strawberries with water. Dry them well. Seriously, water and chocolate do not mix! The chocolate will get lumpy and gross.
2. If you’re using a chocolate bar, break it into chunks and place in a deep microwave-safe bowl. If you get the individually wrapped pieces like me, just unwrap them and place in the bowl. Microwave the chocolate at 30 second increments. You do not want to over heat the chocolate. Check it every 30 seconds! And stir every time. Once half of the chocolate is melted, you should be able to stir until the rest of the chocolate melts. Again, do not overheat.
3. Put a large piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet, or large plate.
4. Grab the entire stem of a strawberry, and dip almost to the stem. I like to leave a bit of red from the strawberry because it’s pretty. Carefully place the dipped strawberry on the prepared parchment paper.
5. While the chocolate is still melted, add your sprinkles.
6. Put the strawberries in the refrigerator while you prepare your white chocolate.
7. Melt the white chocolate in 15 second increments, it takes way less time because they are chocolate chips. Once it’s melted, add your green!
8. Put the melted white chocolate in the corner of a plastic baggie. Cut a tiny piece of the corner off, and drizzle on the chilled strawberries. Place back into the refrigerator.
9. Arrange on a decorative plate. I like to keep the stems on because its nice to have something to hold on to when you’re eating. But, if you’re going for looks, I think they look much prettier with the stems cut off. Up to you!!
Maybe next year I’ll be able to convince somebody to eat a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dessert with me, but for now, we’ll stick with the strawberries.
I hope you enjoy! And have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!!