Chocolate-Covered Strawberries are surprisingly easy to make at home, only take 20 minutes, and cost a fraction of what you'd pay at the store! Featuring juicy red strawberries dipped in a smooth chocolate coating. Take them to the next level with delicious bits of candy, nuts, and festive sprinkles!
Rinse and thoroughly dry strawberries. Set aside until ready to use. Have ready a work surface lined with large sheets of wax paper.
If you are using candy wafers, melt according to package directions. If you are using real chocolate, add the chopped chocolate and the shortening to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring after each increment. The chocolate will likely be melted after 1 1/2 - 2 minutes.
Lift the leaves, and gently gripping the strawberry just underneath them, swirl it around in the chocolate until two-thirds of the berry has been coated, lift and allow excess chocolate to fall.
Place onto the wax paper and add desired toppings. Repeat with remaining strawberries. Allow the coating to set and harden, about 1 hour. Serve and enjoy.
You can easily sub in white or dark chocolate melting wafers for the chopped chocolate in this recipe. All quantites will stay the same.