Easy Whole Foods Chocolate Covered Strawberries - 20 Minutes

Easy Whole Foods Chocolate Covered Strawberries – 20 Minutes

Last Updated on July 10, 2022 by Zara R.

Looking for a quick easy romantic snack? Well, try making our delicious and refreshing version of Whole Foods chocolate-covered strawberries!

These treats are made using the freshest strawberries you can find dipped in real chocolate. But, unlike many other recipes, we won’t be tempering chocolate. Because who has the time for that anyway?! These dipped fruits are meant to be easy and quick.

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What Are Whole Foods Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

Who doesn’t love chocolate-covered strawberries? However, they can be pretty challenging to dip. Not to mention that in today’s era, nobody has the time to make them from scratch! Right?

Well, for that exact reason, companies started releasing some amazingly fresh and juicy chocolate-dipped strawberry products. These will help you save time and a ton of effort, especially when you are already slaving away cooking dinner.

Whole Foods Market became one of those companies. But, what arguably makes them better than many others is that they use high-quality fresh produce and real chocolate.

The Whole Foods chocolate-covered strawberries are sold in packs of 6. They are beautifully dipped with melted chocolate and even decorated with some piped details.

Alas, there is always a “but”. These strawberries are incredibly hard to find. They are almost always sold out! And even if you do manage to get your hands on some, it will always be those that aren’t as perfect or beautiful.

So, that is what inspired us to create our very own Whole Foods chocolate-covered strawberries. Now, we know we just said that the entire process is quite time-consuming and labor-intensive. But, for that reason, we have developed a quick and easy recipe that can be whipped up in no time!

You don’t have to spend hours tempering chocolate or waiting for coatings to set. It is as simple as melting the discs, dipping the strawberries, and piping some details to finish them off.

So, let’s have a look at how you too can make these amazing Whole Foods chocolate-covered strawberries at home.

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What You Will Need To Make Your Own Whole Foods Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 10-15 fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, roughly chopped, or use chips

Equipment

  • Paper towel
  • Plate or baking sheet
  • Saucepan
  • Heat-proof bowl
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Toothpick, optional
  • Piping bag and nozzle

How to make romantic whole foods chocolate-covered strawberries

Step 1: Prepare the strawberries

To start, wash all of your strawberries under cold running water. You can also wipe them with a soft damp cloth, but just make sure all of the dirt is completely removed.

Once washed, dry the strawberries with some paper towel, ensuring all parts are dry. Place them all on a paper towel-lined plate so any excess water can run down.

Set the strawberries aside until you need them later.

Step 2: Melt the dark chocolate

While your strawberries are drying, start melting your chocolate. The best method to use is the slow one. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Ensure that the glass bowl fits over the saucepan and that it never gets too hot.

Keep stirring the chocolate gently while it is melting. After every 30 seconds, remove the bowl from the heat and allow the chocolate to cool slightly for another 30 seconds. By repeating this technique, you can easily prevent the chocolate from burning or seizing.

Once your chocolate is fully melted, you can allow it to cool for 2-3 minutes. During this time, the chocolate will thicken, but don’t worry too much about it. It should cool slightly to prevent “cooking” the strawberries and making their surface mushy.

Step 3: Dip the strawberries

While your chocolate is cooling, line a baking sheet or plate with non-stick baking paper.

Then, hold the strawberry by its tip and stem. Make sure to grab it tightly so that the strawberry can be dipped. But, don’t break off the leaves. Alternatively, insert a toothpick underneath one of the leaves into the flesh. This way you can hide the hole.

All that is left to do is to dip the strawberry. After completely coating the berry, set it onto the lined baking paper. Wait for the chocolate to completely harden before moving on to the decorating part.

Step 4: Decorate the dipped strawberries

Finally, once your chocolate coating has set, you can begin decorating the strawberries. Reheat some chocolate and again, allow it to cool slightly. Place the chocolate inside of a piping bag fitted with a tiny nozzle.

Create a beautiful chocolate drizzle over the coated strawberries. If you want to add garnishes, you can do so now over the melted chocolate. Once the chocolate has set, the garnishes will no longer stick.

 

Tips And Tricks

  • You can use any type of chocolate for these Whole Foods chocolate-covered strawberries. And, strawberries go well with all of them! you can even use different types for the coating and the decoration if you’d like. It can create a beautiful and unique color pop.
  • You do not have to temper the chocolate for these coated strawberries. but, if you want that beautiful shiny finish, you will have to.
  • You can even use candy melts and chocolate-flavored melting discs to coat the strawberries. However, keep in mind that they will never have an as authentic flavor as when using real chocolate.
  • Be very careful when melting the chocolate. It is very fragile and can easily overheat and burn. Here is how you can potentially salvage it. But, it is always best to completely avoid this mishap than fix it afterward.
  • If you want an even quicker method, try melting the chocolate inside of a microwave. Only heat the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate in 20-second intervals. Also, allow the chocolate to cool between each for a minute or so. You don’t want to burn it!
  • If you want to garnish your chocolate-dipped strawberries with chopped nuts, sprinkles, coconut, or any other type of decoration, always do so when the chocolate is still melted. This will ensure they stick to the strawberries and that they won’t fall off.

Preparation Times And Servings

What to add to chocolate to make it harden

That’s A Wrap! Our Final Thoughts On Whole Foods Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This recipe for Whole Foods chocolate-covered strawberries is as good as the real thing! Maybe even better! So, make sure to share this recipe and our professionally-used techniques with anyone looking to impress someone special in their lives.

And, if you have any other topics you would like for us to cover, let us know in the comments below!

Easy Whole Foods Chocolate Covered Strawberries - 20 Minutes

Looking for a quick easy romantic snack? Well, try making our delicious and refreshing version of Whole Foods chocolate-covered strawberries! These treats are made using the freshest strawberries you can find dipped in real chocolate. But, unlike many other recipes, we won't be tempering chocolate. Because who has the time for that anyway?! These dipped fruits are meant to be easy and quick.
Prep Time10 mins
Melting Times10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How do you get chocolate to stick to strawberries?, How do you make chocolate shiny?, Should strawberries be cold before dipping in chocolate?, What to add to chocolate to make it harden?, whole foods chocolate covered strawberries
Servings: 15 strawberries
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

  • Paper towel
  • Plate or baking sheet
  • Saucepan
  • Heat-proof bowl
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Toothpick, optional
  • Piping bag and nozzle

Ingredients
  

  • 10-15 fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup dark chocolate,roughly chopped, or use chips

Instructions

  • Prepare the strawberries
    To start, wash all of your strawberries under cold running water. You can also wipe them with a soft damp cloth, but just make sure all of the dirt is completely removed.
    Once washed, dry the strawberries with some paper towel, ensuring all parts are dry. Place them all on a paper towel-lined plate so any excess water can run down.
    Set the strawberries aside until you need them later.
    10-15 fresh strawberries
  • Melt the dark chocolate
    While your strawberries are drying, start melting your chocolate. The best method to use is the slow one. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Ensure that the glass bowl fits over the saucepan and that it never gets too hot.
    Keep stirring the chocolate gently while it is melting. After every 30 seconds, remove the bowl from the heat and allow the chocolate to cool slightly for another 30 seconds. By repeating this technique, you can easily prevent the chocolate from burning or seizing.
    Once your chocolate is fully melted, you can allow it to cool for 2-3 minutes. During this time, the chocolate will thicken, but don't worry too much about it. It should cool slightly to prevent "cooking" the strawberries and making their surface mushy.
    1 cup dark chocolate,roughly chopped, or use chips
  • Dip the strawberries
    While your chocolate is cooling, line a baking sheet or plate with non-stick baking paper.
    Then, hold the strawberry by its tip and stem. Make sure to grab it tightly so that the strawberry can be dipped. But, don't break off the leaves. Alternatively, insert a toothpick underneath one of the leaves into the flesh. This way you can hide the hole.
    All that is left to do is to dip the strawberry. After completely coating the berry, set it onto the lined baking paper. Wait for the chocolate to completely harden before moving on to the decorating part.
  • Decorate the dipped strawberries
    Finally, once your chocolate coating has set, you can begin decorating the strawberries. Reheat some chocolate and again, allow it to cool slightly. Place the chocolate inside of a piping bag fitted with a tiny nozzle.
    Create a beautiful chocolate drizzle over the coated strawberries. If you want to add garnishes, you can do so now over the melted chocolate. Once the chocolate has set, the garnishes will no longer stick.

Notes

You can use any type of chocolate for these Whole Foods chocolate-covered strawberries. And, strawberries go well with all of them! you can even use different types for the coating and the decoration if you'd like. It can create a beautiful and unique color pop.
You do not have to temper the chocolate for these coated strawberries. but, if you want that beautiful shiny finish, you will have to.
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FAQs

How do you get chocolate to stick to strawberries?

You have to ensure that the strawberries are completely dry. And, it is equally important to allow the chocolate to cool slightly before dipping the fruit. If it is too hot and melty, the chocolate will simply run off of the strawberries. And finally, allow the coating to be completely set before moving the strawberries. Otherwise, it will likely stick and peel off.

Should strawberries be cold before dipping in chocolate?

Strawberries should not be cold when dipped into chocolate. When they are cold they are contracted and small. So, when you dip then ion chocolate, the chocolate will set in a smaller size. Once the strawberries start coming to room temperature, they will expand and crack the chocolate. Always dip room temperature fruit and other ingredients.

What to add to chocolate to make it harden?

If your chocolate doesn't want to set, you can try adding some cream or butter to it. However, tempering chocolate is arguably the safest technique to use to get chocolate to set at room temperature every time.

How do you make chocolate shiny?

Shiny chocolate is a result of being tempered. This technique entails melting the crystals inside of the chocolate first. Then, they are reset at a specific temperature to create this shine. The exact times, techniques, and temperature is a little bit complex, but there are tons of articles and videos on how to correctly temper any type of chocolate.

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