White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Posted by on April 26, 2010 in Blog, Desserts & Treats | 0 comments

Strawberry season is here!  We always know when the season is in high gear because Marie Calendar’s starts selling their fresh strawberry pies and our local organic farmer, Tanaka Farms, starts their strawberry picking tours.

If you’ve never been strawberry picking, it’s definitely worth the trip!  The whole family can take a bumpy wagon ride through the farm grounds with a tasty treat at the end… all you can eat strawberries while you’re picking them, AND each “farmer” gets to go home with a carton of self-picked strawberries.  We had a great time last season and we’re making plans for this season’s strawberry-picking outing…  actually, we better hurry before the season ends in June!

Until we get to pick our own strawberries, we’ll just have to settle for those delectable strawberries at the supermarket and the many strawberry stands that pop-up in Orange County during the season.

For a recent playdate that bebe E and I had with our good friend, Auntie C and bebe H, I decided to make white chocolate dipped strawberries for the grownups.  It’s a quick and easy treat and only takes a few minutes to make.

White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  • 10 – 12 fresh strawberries with stems
  • 2 cups vanilla flavored candy melts

Wash strawberries, and dry each with a paper towel.  It’s important the strawberries are dry in order for the candy to adhere to them properly.  Set-up a cookie sheet with wax paper.  This is where you will rest your strawberries just after they’ve been dipped.

I buy vanilla flavored Candy Melts at the craft store, either Michael’s or JoAnn’s.  They offer a variety of flavors, but I typically buy vanilla or chocolate.

Take 2 cups of candy melts and put them in a medium-sized bowl.

Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then stir with a spatula.  If the candy melts aren’t completely melted and smooth, microwave again for another 30 seconds until completely melted.

You’ll need to work quickly.  :) Dip the strawberry on it’s side and swirl it around the bowl in one smooth circle.  This helps to keep the candy melt texture smooth when you pull it out, and when it’s dry, your dipped strawberry should look real purrrdy.  My family is forgiving though… they’ll eat the not so purrrdy ones too – – – they’re just as tasty!

Gently lay each dipped strawberry on the cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  When you’re done dipping all the strawberries, place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about 30 – 45 minutes until the outer shell is hard.

Once they’re dry, you can store then in the fridge in a Tupperware for 1 – 2 days or cover them with plastic wrap.  It’s best to serve immediately and enjoy them while they’re fresh!

 

Enjoy!!!

Judy | bebe mama

 

White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 10 - 12 fresh strawberries with stems
  • 2 cups vanilla flavored candy melts
Instructions
  1. Wash strawberries, and dry each with a paper towel.  It's important the strawberries are dry in order for the candy to adhere to them properly.
  2. Set-up a cookie sheet with wax paper.  This is where you will rest your strawberries just after they've been dipped.
  3. Take 2 cups of candy melts and put them in a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then stir with a spatula.  If the candy melts aren't completely melted and smooth, microwave again for another 30 seconds until completely melted.
  5. You'll need to work quickly. Dip the strawberry on it's side and swirl it around the bowl in one smooth circle.  This helps to keep the candy melt texture smooth when you pull it out, and when it's dry, your dipped strawberry should look very pretty.
  6. Place the dipped strawberries in the fridge. Allow the white chocolate candy to harden. Strawberries are best eaten the same day but will keep up to 2 days in the fridge.

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