This edible chocolate covered strawberry bouquet is the perfect gift idea for Valentine’s day, Mother’s Day or the next Birthday of one of your close friends or family members. Of course, it takes more time and preparation than just going to the next flower shop down the street. But trust me, the effort is definitely worth it, and this beautiful handmade edible gift will definitely be remembered by your loved ones. What a great idea! There are however a few things to think about before crafting your perfect strawberry bouquet.
First of all, it is important to use fresh strawberries, and ideally the most beautiful you can find in your supermarket. Keep in mind that the chocolate covered strawberries are best eaten within the first two days. I personally recommend to not keep them longer than two days, and to store them well covered in the fridge after the first day, ideally in an airtight container so you they are kept fresh. For the decoration, I love to mix them up with real flower to give them a special touch!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bouquet
1 hour 30 minutes
This makes such a fun and thoughtful gift for that special someone! Who doesn't love chocolate covered strawberries? This is such a fun and delicious recipe that you need to try out!
20-25 Fresh strawberries
1 Cup dark chocolate melts
1 Cup White chocolate melts
A small bouquet flowers
Different sprinkles (optional)
Chopped caramel (optional)
Chopped nuts (optional)
Gold powder (optional)
25 thin bamboo skewers
Bucket or pail for arrangement paper to cover.
Wash strawberries thoroughly to remove any dirt and place them on some kitchen roll or a clean kitchen towel to dry. Make sure there is no condensation on the berries.
Once completely dry, insert a bamboo skewer or lollipop stick into the centre of each strawberry until you reach the middle of the strawberry.
Make sure to have a stand for the strawberries to set. I often use a large glass or a small flower vase.
Melt chocolate over a double boiler over low heat until thoroughly melted or microwave for 45-60 seconds, make sure to stir every 15 seconds in between, to ensure the chocolate doesn't overcook. (overcooked chocolate is useless)
Transfer the melted chocolate to a tall jar.
Dip each skewered strawberry in the jar of melted chocolate one by one. Make sure you drip off the excess of the chocolate before placing the coated berry upright on your stand to set.
If you want to speed up the prosses you can refrigerate it for 10 minutes, this helps the chocolate to set faster.
Once the chocolate has set, repeat this process with all of the strawberries to give them a second coating of chocolate.
Top with your desired garnishes (I used chocolate, sprinkle, chopped caramel, chopped nuts, colored chocolate, gold powder.
Then create the bouquet, and mix up the flower with the strawberries. Cover it up properly.
Calories 511, Fat 34.5 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Sodium 256 milligrams, Carbs 44.6 grams, Protein 9.6 grams