Sisters Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sisters Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries is a fun activity and a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Spring! With two easy ingredients, sprinkle with Sea salt for the finishing touch! Along with a red roses tablescape, this post has been updated with new text and photography!

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sisters

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with sisters is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day or Spring! Since we just returned from a sweet “sister trip,” strawberries are on my mind. :)

When our Mom left us girls 20 years ago, after a long bout of cancer, it has given us a reason to celebrate and to prioritize time together as sisters, exactly the way Mom would have wanted it to be. Which is why we love to be together every chance we can. (Stay tuned for our Palm Springs trip/post coming soon!)

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sisters

This post originated 5 years years ago, when Di showed us how to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries. For Spring, you may also want to try my Strawberry Cream Shortbread Dessert (serves a large group!)

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sisters

Set the table

Today, in honor of my sisters and mom, I set the table with beautiful red roses in the gorgeous outdoors here in Bend, and added new Chocolate Covered Strawberries photography!

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sisters

Whole Foods Bend delivered beautiful roses to my door this week for Valentine’s Day! Lucky girl!

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sisters

So of course I set a pretty table!

-MacKenzie-Childs chargers (Courtly Check pattern).

-White Peony Q Squared salad plates.

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sisters

Set the table for 4, for Mom and her girls.

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sisters

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Delicious for any holiday, but specifally Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, the recipe’s pretty simple, and who doesn’t love a chocolate dipped strawberry?

2 tips to share if your chocolate clumps together:

1. Microwave chocolate 30 seconds at a time and stir, stir, stir for glossiness.

2. Strawberries should not be stored in refrigerator longer than 1 hour, as condensation drops may collect on the chocolate.

We dream of Mom to this day, but we have to have the boldness and courage–the belief that it’s okay that she is gone, and the hope of seeing her again–to call it beautiful.

I treasure her last letter to my family, and her beautiful handwriting.

We have to celebrate the fact that we can still dream. And we still have each other.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mom! You’ll always be our Valentine!

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sisters

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sisters

If chocolate starts to clump and get thick, microwave the chocolate 30 seconds at a time and stir, stirring for glossiness. Only refrigerate for 15 minutes to harden; if you leave too much longer in the fridge they will weep (get watery).

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 pound large strawberries (about 20), washed and dried well
  • Sea salt

Directions:

  1. Place chocolate in a bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally, until melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Line a baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper. One at a time, dip each strawberry in chocolate. Twirl to coat half-way up (or to the stems).
  3. Sprinkle with Sea sat.
  4. Chill the chocolate-dipped strawberries for 15 minutes to set the chocolate. Serve!
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More strawberry recipes: Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch [Barefeet in the Kitchen], How to make Strawberry Roses [Spend with Pennies], Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa [Crazy for Crust], Pink Strawberry Cupcakes [RecipeGirl], and Strawberry Honey Brie with Toasted Walnuts [RE].

Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Set the table with Red Roses

6 comments on “Sisters Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries”

  1. Sisters are the best! I have one – she’s my best friend! – and my mom has two. It’s so fun when we all get together – we all leave with sore abs from laughing!

  2. A drizzle of melted white chocolate adds a nice touch. Happy Mother’s Day.

  3. I, too, prefer using a double boiler for any melted chocolate. {And if using chocolate chips, don’t forget to add the shortening!} I’ve seen them rolled in chocolate shavings or with a contrasting color of chocolate drizzled over them. The berries look fantastic- we’ve been buying them weekly and eating them daily!!

  4. I just bought a pint of strawberries and have been feeling the itch for something sweet… chocolate added to them = perfect!

  5. Yum. I love chocolate covered strawberries. I have a “baby shower” board on pinterest and think I’m going to make some for the baby shower, but use white chocolate colored light blue.

  6. What a great recipe and what a great post talking about your mom. she must be very proud of you when she was around. My mom did the same we are 3 sisters and love one another
    thanks a great site, and recipies
    Selma

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