(Closed) Chocolate Covered Strawberries…?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

They’re really easy to make! I suck at melting chocolate so I usually buy a container of chocolate dip from the bakery aisle , I think its made for chocolate covered strawberries,I know there are pictures of strawberries on the can! You melt it in the microwave,then dip the strawberries, then put them in the fridge to cool. I think they would be fine in the fridge for a few days as well.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It tastes the same as regular chocolate, its just easier to melt! I always burn it when I try to melt regular cocolate. Lol

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@chasesgirl:

You can also try one of your local grocery stores. I’m a cake decorator for Publix here in Florida and we do covered strawberries all the time, and at a reasonable price. (:

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I used to work for Godiva, and they sell chocolate-covered strawberries and other fruits. We always told customers not to buy the chocolate-covered strawberries too far in advance, because the juice can seep out of the strawberry and cause the chocolate to shear off. Just something to keep in mind! 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

The hotel room had a bunch of chocolate covered fruit for us.  Maybe check and see if they can do it for you and then you don’t even have to worry about packing them.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Easy way to do this without worrying about tempering the chocolate: melt a cup of chocolate chips with a tablespoon of shortening together in the microwave. Stir after every 60 seconds, just until everything is melted. This will make the chocolate thinner, help it to harden faster, and make sure that it doesn’t end up with the white streaks on it (bloom) that chocolate gets.

You should be okay from Wednesday to Friday, just as long as you keep the stems intact and make sure the strawberries aren’t bruised/don’t have broken skin.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve always found that chocolate covered strawberries last a day at best in the fridge. Any longer than that and they start to go mouldy or the strawberry juice starts to seep through the chocolate.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think Wednesday to Friday might be pushing it.  I always find chocolate covered strawberries are best eaten right away.  I usually use milk chocolate melting wafers and then drizzle them with white chocolate melting wafers.  I second taking the easy route and seeing if your hotel can do them.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I usually buy this: http://www.amazon.com/Saco-Frutta-Chocolate-8-Ounce-Canisters/dp/B000I5HBSQ

They have it right in the local grocery store, its so super easy!  Melt the chocolate following the directions on the package and dip the strawberries, then place on wax paper to dry!

It usually makes an entire box of strawberries. 

I pick up a container from a craft store for presentation and wa-la you are done! 

I think they will be fine from Wed – Fri!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m concerned that they would start to “sweat” after you take them out of the fridge on Friday, since they will have been in the fridge for 2 whole days.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

When I was in college I used to work at one of those places during the holidays. All they use is nestle chocolate chips and melt them. You can just melt it in a ceramic mug, use a skewer to hold the strawberry and then put it on was paper on a baking tray and then toss them in the fridge. The only thing is after two days the strawberry and chocolate start to seperate even if you put them in the fridge. They still tastes good, the store couldn’t sell them because they didn’t look pretty anymore so we just used to eat them.

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