Somewhere along the way, Edible Arrangements got a bad rap. Is it impersonal? I suppose. But is an arrangement spiked with melon wedges, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and fresh pineapple formed in the shape of flowers delicious and succulent? Absolutely. Homemade chocolate-covered strawberries are, however, both personal and delicious. Give me a dozen for Valentine’s Day, along with a diamond ring from Tiffany for each of my fingers like I’ve won the last 10 Super Bowls and I’ll be a happy camper.
Food52’s Recipes Resident Caroline Gelen already won Valentine’s Day with her technique for making Marbled Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. If you decide to make these marble masterpieces too, a good technique is nothing without proper storage. So what’s the best way to store chocolate-covered strawberries? Before you do anything (snacking on chocolate wafers included), stick a baking sheet in the freezer. The metal tray will get ice cold, which will allow the warm chocolate to quickly firm up as soon as you lay the dipped berries on top of it. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Once the tray is in the freezer, you can begin washing and prepping the strawberries and melting the dark and white chocolates. And with the magic of television…the prep work is done! Time to pull the tray from the freezer (wear an oven mitt, so your fingers don’t stick to the metal).