Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

by DIY wedding planner on August 19, 2012


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I’m thinking about DIY chocolate covered strawberries as my wedding favors?

Has anyone ever done this? How much did it cost you? I’m having 150 people.
The strawberries will be pre-dipped (by me) and than I’ll place them in a box with a ribbon.

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Ms.Melissa August 19, 2012 at 5:23 am

Gurl you van do that yourself… Its a nice idea theres good chocolate at dominicks right by where they sell strawberrys

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o0To Sexie 4u0o August 19, 2012 at 5:33 am

sounds good.
send me some!!!

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pspoptart August 19, 2012 at 6:07 am

It shouldn’t be too hard as long as you don’t get fancy and try to do tuxedo strawberries or something. If the teenagers at the mall can do it after an hour of training you can too! We do them for Christmas all the time.

Price is going to depend on when you are doing them and if strawberries are in season or not. Don’t do them more than a day or two before or they might get a little soggy. If you buy Godiva chocolate vs. Hershey that is also going to up the price.

You need:

Strawberries
A skewer of some sort (skinny)
A pot
Water
Your favorite chocolate, chips or bars will work
A glass or stainless steel bowl
A small amount of cream

I’m going to do this based on a few bars of choclate at a time so adjust as necessary.

Put the pot on the stove and add the water and bring it to a boil. When you have a good rolling boil going put the glass bowl ontop of the pot to make a double boiler. You don’t want to heat up chocolate directly in the pot or it can scortch or turn gritty.

Break up the chocolate and put it in the glass bowl and lay out your wax paper smooth side up. stir gently until the chocolate is melted well. If it is really thick you can add a few teaspoons of the cream to loosen it up. Not too loose because you want it to harden when it cools. Turn the heat off why you are dipping so you dont burn the chocolate. You may have to reheat it a few times to get them all done but it doesn’t matter.

Skewer one strawberry at a time and dip them about half way down in your chocolate. slowly turn them as you lift it out until they stop dripping and place on the wax paper. If the chocolate ever isn’t shiny and looks like it has a “skin” stop dipping and gently heat it again. Let them harden overnight or put them in the fridge for an hour or two to be safe once they are room tempature.

Don’t put hot chocolate in the fridge or leave it overnight or it will get that weird white coating on it. Do a few pracitce runs in advance to get the technique down. Screwing up will never taste so good!

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Chelle August 19, 2012 at 6:51 am

You can make them yourself or get a cocolate fountain and have fruit there for people to dip themselves.

I went a wedding last weekend and they did it. would be much cheaper

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Arria_11 August 19, 2012 at 7:28 am

My mom had chocolate covered strawberries for my sisters recital reception. They were great. She used a crock pot to melt the chocolate and bought larges strawberries. My aunt and I dipped the strawberries in the chocolate before the recital and put them on a platter. They dried during the recital and were ready to serve afterwords. We got large strawberries with long stems (they were easier to dip). My mom bought about 5 cases of strawberries. I don’t know home much it cost but I can not imagine it was that much.

Good Luck

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bubbles August 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

If you made them yourself, I would assume it wouldn’t be more then a $200.00 bucks including the box, ribbon, strawberries and chocolate. Just beware that candy/food is messy. I personally am doing Candles because I could do them 6 months before the wedding and they are done… and I can relax. Food you have to do last min and refrigerate it.

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VAWeddingSpecialist August 19, 2012 at 9:02 am

You can get containers of chocolate chips that melt in teh microwave – I wouldn’t suggest going the double boil route as that can be time consuming. It is a great idea though and will be a great treat for your guests! Make sure you do them on the Thursday, or so, before and keep them in the fridge. They can be boxed by family on Friday night and put back in the fridge. Make sure you put down a wax paper square on the bottom of the box so they don’t stick. Have fun!!

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Lydia August 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

Not for a wedding, but I did lots for a gathering. The only problem with you doing them yourself is that they can’t be made more than a day ahead of time, and you will be too busy the day before the wedding to be dipping at least 600 strawberries! I did mine like ‘tuxedos’, too, so that was extra work. Best you get someone local to do it for you – it won’t cost that much more!

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mannasox August 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

IT would probably cost you about$100 to do all that yourself.
If you are getting married in the hot summer, I would NOT recommend it at all. The chocolate would end up melting in the boxes because the DIY chocolate always melts in the hot weather. But Its always tasty no matter what. But do you really want your favors to melt before the guests eat them?
If I were you, i’d buy the chocolate covered strawberries sold in the candy section and fill little favor bags with those. They wont melt like the ones you make yourself, and they’re still yummy.

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Butterfly August 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

I decided to do that too instead of buying them. Since you’ll need at least 150, (you might want to get a few more so you and your hubby can eat them later that night or the next night while on your honeymoon) buying flats of strawberries will be the best thing to do. The price is really going to depend on where you live and whether the strawberries have to be shipped very far to your local supermarket, but I would think it would only be between $50 to $75 for that many and the chocolate. You can purchase colored cellophane to wrap them in and tie with ribbon matching your wedding colors. Congrats.

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sniffydogs August 19, 2012 at 10:44 am

I wouldn’t. Can the favors. If you don’t keep them cool, you’ll have a blob of chocolate in a box. Strawberries are seasonal too.

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