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Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What could be sexier than a sweet, juicy strawberry covered in milk chocolate and drizzled with creamy vanilla almond bark? Well I’ll tell you: A sweet, juicy strawberry covered in milk chocolate, drizzled with creamy vanilla almond bark and infused with MOSCATO CHAMPAGNE! Mercy.
It’s no secret that strawberries pair so well with chocolate and champagne so why not have make it a happy threesome for ultimate yumminess. This could possibly become a girls new best friend.

I’ve tried a few chocolate covered strawberries recipe but always come back to this one when I need something fail-proof with not a lot of fuss that has to be done with tempering the chocolate and all that jazz. Not to mention they tastes & look fabulous.

I make these often for date night with the hubby and special holidays. He is not  a fan of chocolate covered strawberries but love these.

Of course, most people will tell you to use a high-quality chocolate but honestly, I prefer good-ol Hershey’s chocolate chips.  When it comes to cheap chocolate I’m normally a Doves girl %100. However, I’ve discovered that I simply love the taste and consistency of the way Hershey’s melts down and the clingability that it has. (maybe I’m just picky) So if you don’t have a favorite chocolate give Hershey’s chocolate chips a try, for only $2.39 a bag, it’s a fabulous deal IMO.

These infused chocolate covered strawberries can be injected with any type of alcohol that you enjoy. A dessert wine, like Riesling works great, as do champagnes and brandy. I’m using Moscato champagneto inject the strawberries (thanks for the suggestions FB readers. This stuff pairs up great!!!)

It’s important to use firm, jumbo strawberries since theyhave a bigger, hollow center  which will hold alcohol. You only need to use a teeny, tiny bit of alcohol. We aren’t trying to get drunk off of strawberries, just want to impart a slight hint of flavor so that you know it’s there. This may take a lil practice, but you’ll quickly learn what happens if you pump too much alcohol into the center of thestrawberry. (it will squirt it right back on you as soon as you remove the tip of the injector)

 

Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

Infused the strawberries when you are ready to serve!

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Made with Hershey’s Chocolate.

 

Dipping the strawberries in melted chocolate.

 

Firm, sweet strawberries ready for dipping!

 

Watch me make these Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries From Start To Finish!




Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used Hershey's Milk Chocolate)
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • 1 pint firm, jumbo strawberries
  • 1 square vanilla almond bark, for drizzling, if desired (can also use white chocolate) Alcohol (I used Moscato Champagne)
Instructions
  1. ) Wash strawberries gently and pat them dry.
  2. ) Let the strawberries sit out to come to room temperature.
  3. ) Melt the chocolate and shortening in a double boiler.
  4. ) Remove from the heat.
  5. ) Line a baking pan with wax paper.
  6. ) Dip the strawberries into the chocolate and place on wax paper.
  7. ) The chocolate will harden as it cool.
  8. ) Melt the vanilla almond bar and drizzle over the strawberries using a fork or piping bag.
  9. ) The almond bark will harden as it sits out.
  10. ) Fill a flavor injector with champagne.
  11. )Place the needle into the strawberry from the top until you reach the hollow center of the
  12. strawberry.
  13. ) Inject a little champagne into the strawberry and carefully remove the needle. Alcohol
  14. may bubble out of the hole if you overfill. 13.)Store in the refrigerator.
Notes
Store Covered In The Refrigerator. These are best made and eaten the same day. Inject when you are ready to serve. Helpful Info Tips for Melting Chocolate * Use a double broiler. The top bowl SHOULD NOT touch the water in the pot *Never let the water come to a boil. a very light simmer is ok. You want the steam to melt the chocolate slow and low. *Don't allow steam to escape from the pot. The bowl should fit very snug. *Continue stirring the chocolate until it has completely melted. Don't Want a Flat Side? To prevent a flat side: Dip the strawberry into the chocolate & insert a toothpick into the top of the strawberry. Place the toothpick into a styrofoam block to hold the strawberry (bottoms up) until it hardens. Be Creative! Chocolate Covered Strawberries can be decorated in soooo many ways. Dip the ends in crushed nuts or crushed cookies for an added crunch. Add food coloring to white chocolate or almond bark to make different color strawberries and drizzle. Get fancy with the drizzling technique by using different object or piping bags. Ever seen a white chocolate covered strawberry with rainbow drizzle?... Well me either, but I sure want to. Try different drinks to infuse the strawberry with; alcohol, soda, & juices work great!
Store Covered In The Refrigerator. These are best made and eaten the same day. Inject when you are ready to serve.

 Helpful Info

Tips for Melting Chocolate 
* Use a double broiler. The top bowl SHOULD NOT touch the water in the pot
*Never let the water come to a boil. a very light simmer is ok. You want the steam to melt the chocolate slow and low.
*Don’t allow steam to escape from the pot. The bowl should fit very snug.
*Continue stirring the chocolate until it has completely melted.

Don’t Want a Flat Side?
To prevent a flat side: Dip the strawberry into the chocolate  & insert a toothpick into the top of the strawberry. Place the toothpick into a styrofoam block to hold the strawberry (bottoms up) until it hardens.

Be Creative!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries can be decorated in soooo many ways.
Dip the ends in crushed nuts or crushed cookies for an added crunch.
Add food coloring to white chocolate or almond bark to make different color strawberries and drizzle.
Get fancy with the drizzling technique by using different object or piping bags. Ever seen a white chocolate covered strawberry with rainbow drizzle?… Well me either, but I sure want to.
Try different drinks to infuse the strawberry with; alcohol, soda, & juices work great!

17 comments

  1. I made these five years ago at an event……They were a hit and I see the secret finally got out…

  2. Where can I buy the infuser thingy and how much does it cost?

  3. I’m not a fan of champagne lol so what other liquor would go good??? Maybe rum?? Please planning big new years treat!

  4. I’m going to inject these with some almond champagne since that is the kind i like.

  5. LOVELY JUST… LOVELY!!! I DON’T KNOW YOU BUT I LOVE YOU & ALLLLLLL OF YOUR RECIPES :D

  6. Hi,

    Ive been invited for a mother’s day get together, how would I transport these? They look great and you did a great job explaining this.

  7. Definitely making these this weekend!!!!! Any ideas on how to sweeten the strawberries if they aren’t already super sweet?

  8. mmm! just made these for my kids just for fun and they loved them! next time ill do the injection with something nice for me and the hubby, thanks!

  9. Thanks for the share!
    Nancy.R

  10. Where can I find that alcohol injector device? I don't live near a walmart and didn't see one on the Target website. I want to try out your recipe but not sure how else to infuse the moscato??

    any help is appreciated!

    thanks

  11. I want to recommend that you use a higher quality chocolate. I'm a little bit of a chocolate snob, so I cannot imagine using Hershey's in a recipe like this. Try Teuscher chocolate, it'll change your life :-D

  12. I made these today and they were so good! So so good! Expect instead of injecting them straight with Moscato I went out and bought some Marscapone (which is like Italian cream cheese basically, but the same effect can pretty much be achieved if you buy regular cream cheese, add a little bit of milk or cream to it and whip it on high for a few minutes), and then added the Moscato and injected it and it was so so good! I made the other half of the batch with a little coffee extract with the Moscato and Marscapone and it tasted like tiramisu. It was so good, girl.

  13. What a great idea…I will certainly be trying this recipe…

  14. This is an awesome idea! I always make chocolate covered strawberries for hubby, but this is a great twist. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to give it a try.

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