Chocolate Tuxedo Strawberries
We show you how to make some very elegant and gourmet tuxedo chocolate strawberries to serve as an appetizer at your next event. They are especially popular for things such as Valentine’s Day as well as weddings and other formal and special occasions.
Learning how to make chocolate tuxedo strawberries will enable you to create a tasty and visually appealing snack for any party or event you may be hosting. If you can melt chocolate and dip a strawberry into it, you are on your way to creating a fantastic and impressive gourmet treat for you and your guests!
Chocolate Tuxedo Strawberries
2 pounds of giant strawberries
1 eight ounce bar semi-sweet chocolate, broken into pieces (you can also alternatively use one bag of semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels)
1 eight ounce white chocolate bar, broken into pieces (again, you can alternatively use two bags of white chocolate chip morsels)
Toothpick for the fine details
Wax Paper for setting them down
1. Prepare Your Strawberries:
Wash the strawberries carefully, being sure not to smash or bruise them. You will basically just want to rinse them off a little. Then, pat them dry because if they have water on them the chocolate is not going to set as well. Some people have asked me if the strawberries should be cold or room temperature. I like working with them when they are cold and slightly firm better, but it doesn’t really matter – if they’re at room temperature it will be okay.
2. Heat the White Chocolate:
Now you will want to heat up the chocolate. There are a lot of different ways you can do this. Some people will just nuke it in the microwave, because that’s convenient and easy for them. You have to be careful with the microwave though, because you can actually burn the chocolate if you’re not careful. The same goes with heating it up in a saucepan on a burner of your stove. If you want to be super careful, I recommend using a double boiler to heat up the white chocolate. The bottom pan with water will prevent the chocolate from scalding. We’re going to do just the white chocolate part first because if you melt the regular semi-sweet chips at the same time, it might harden before you’re ready for it, making you pretty much just repeat a lot of work and extra steps you don’t need to. Once the chocolate is melted enough that it can be stirred, you are ready for the next step.
3. Dip the Strawberries:
For this part you will want to dip the strawberry into the melted white chocolate, so that all of the berry is covered except for the very edge and the top. Place them on the wax paper for the chocolate to cool and harden.
4. Melt the Semi-Sweet Chocolate:
Now you will want to melt the semi-sweet chocolate. Again, it doesn’t really matter how you do this, though I do suggest using a double boiler to ensure it doesn’t scald or burn.
5. Dip the Strawberries Again:
Now we will dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture, but this time we will be careful to only dip each side so that it leaves a “V” shape for the neck of the jacket of the tuxedo.
6. Add the decorative Touches:
The final step is to add the decorative touches of the buttons and the bow tie. You can do this by dipping a toothpick into the melted semi-sweet chocolate and then drawing it on, or some will use a cake decorating bag with a fine tip to do this. The choice is entirely up to you – whatever is the most comfortable for you is fine.
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