Thinking about serving delicious chocolate covered strawberries at your wedding? What could be a better treat than juicy, sweet strawberries dipped in a rich chocolate sauce? The dessert combo is a wedding classic that almost everyone loves. Here are a few tips on how to weave them into your own wedding.
Making Your Own Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Needing some wedding favor ideas? Send your guests home with your homemade creations of strawberries dipped in chocolate. They are very simple to make on your own.
Step 1. Wash strawberries in cold water. Remove any that have become mushy. Firm strawberries are always the freshest.
Step 2. Melt chocolate bars, kisses, or chocolate chips in a saucepan, while whisking constantly. Using a pair of tongs, dip strawberries into the chocolate. Hint: Chocolate syrup is also a great way to get a thick coat of chocolate.
Chocolate covered strawberries are striking when they appear to be cascading down your wedding cake. This works best on cakes that have three or more layers. The contrast of the red and chocolate against the white icing is simply beautiful. How much fun will it be to feed your new hubby one of these romantic treats at the reception? If it is beyond their capability, chances are your caterer will do his or her best to create a cake that pleases you.
Serve a Chocolate-Covered Medley
While strawberries are only enhanced by chocolate, there are many other ways to use chocolate at your wedding. Create combination platters of chocolate covered pretzels, cherries, peanuts, cashews, truffles, cookies, and almonds. Also, you may consider having a tray of sugar-free chocolate treats for those who are sensitive to too much sugar. It is a great way to please everyone by offering a variety.
Watching your wedding budget? Strawberries are most affordable in the summer, when they are in season. For a less expensive wedding idea, use strawberries with other cheap fruits like pineapple, watermelon, apples, kiwi, and peaches. Cut the fruit up and display on trays for lots of color. This is a great notion for spring and summer weddings, especially where guests will be outdoors. Or use fruit individually as wedding favors, giving each guest their own array of tasty sweetness.