DIY Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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It’s been awhile since I had a DIY for you guys, but when I saw these Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries all over Instagram that were majorly pricey, I just couldn’t resist!

The best part about these luxe strawberries is how fancy they look and very comparable to what you’ll find on the internet, but are actually really easy to make and require just about zero skill!  Trust me when I say that when it comes to making anything remotely Pinterest looking I usually end up with one of those Pinterest fail after photos.  So I promise if I can make these so can you!

What You’ll Need:

2 Boxes of Strawberries

Bright Pink Candy Melts (Get at Michaels or Joann’s + can use 50% off coupon)

Bright White Candy Melts (Get at Michaels or Joann’s + can use 50% off coupon)

White Nonpareils (Get at Michaels or Joann’s + can use 50% off coupon)

Small Gift Wrapping Boxes (Found at the $1 store)

Paper Candy Wrappers (Get at Michaels or Joann’s + can use 50% off coupon)

White Tissue Paper (Found at the $1 store)

Parchment Paper

 

Okay, so first things first, wash those berries.  Once washed, examine each one carefully for size and shape and try to select only the most uniform looking ones to be used.  Cut a piece of parchment paper and lay on a flat plate or board (you may need a few of these).  Next begin warming a small bowl of one color of the candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Take it out and stir.  Repeat this process until it has fully melted.  You don’t want to apply heat for too long at a time at risk of burning the candy.  I also recommend only heating up one color at a time and completing that row of strawberries before moving on, as you must work quickly before the candy hardens.

Work with one strawberry at a time, gently holding it by the stem and dipping it in the candy melt.  Try to do so as neatly as possible and avoid getting color on the actual stem, while coating the entire strawberry evenly.  Again, you will have to work somewhat quickly, but if the candy hardens too fast you can always pop it back in the microwave.  Allow the excess to drip from the berry before gently placing it on the plate/board for decorating.

There are a few methods of decorating that I noticed on the fancy Instagram strawberries, all of which I used for my own.

1.) Roll entire strawberry in a bowl of Nonpareils, coating entire berry

2.) Place berry on a plate/board and gently sprinkle a few Nonpareils on the berry

3.) Melt a little candy coating of a different color and gently drizzle side to side with a spoon on your berry

I recommend a combination of the three to get that diverse Instagram-looking berry effect.

Once each color has been completed, pop your strawberries into the fridge for half an hour.  This will ensure that the candy coating has hardened thoroughly.  Once hardened, gently remove each berry and place in the paper wrappers.  Line your box with several sheets of white tissue paper.  Arrange each coated berry in your box.  Mine fit 4×6 berries, but arrange them as your own box allows.

I hope you guys love these Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries as much as I did!  Give them as a gift or if you’re me just sit in your room binge watching Gossip Girl and devouring strawberries. 😊

Love,

Nicole ♡

 

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