Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs
- 1 lb carton for Strawberries approximately 23-28 berries, rinsed and pat dry
- 1 bag gluten-free dark chocolate chips* we used Enjoy Life Foods (Could substitute semi-sweet or milk chocolate if preferred)
- 1 4.4 oz bar gluten-free white chocolate
- * Note you may have extra melted chocolate but I prefer to have extra than to run out
- Melt dark chocolate chips in a double boiler (my preference) or on stovetop or microwave. TIP: melt slowly on a low to medium heat so that the chocolate is smooth and doesn't burn or set.
- Set up a work station with melted strawberries, melted chocolate and a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
- Grab the strawberry by the leaves and dip strawberry into the chocolate and swirl it around carefully until it’s fully coated (I coated about 3/4 of the berry so you could see some of the red berry but you could cover more if desired) Hold the berry above melted chocolate and gently "swing" it a few seconds to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
- Place the strawberry on wax paper to dry. Then push it forward slightly to avoid a pool of dried chocolate forming in the front of your berry.
- Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Allow them to cool and set, approximately 20-30 minutes. (depending on where you live, you could set outside a few minutes and that will speed up the process)
- While chocolate dipped strawberries cool, melt white chocolate in the double boiler (my preference) or stovetop or microwave. TIP: White chocolate tends to seize up or harden quicker than other chocolate so melt slowly on a low heat and stir frequently.
- When melted, remove from heat, let cool a few minutes and transfer to a freezer bag. At this point, I placed the freezer bag upright in a mug so that the white chocolate pooled in a corner and let it cool another 10 minutes or so. You want the white chocolate to be lukewarm, not hot and not so cool that it's hardening.
- To add piping, cut a small hole in the corner of the freezer bag and pipe a stripe down the center of the berry, doubling back once so that the line isn't too thin.Then pipe 3-5 lines across that center line to give the football effect.
- Best served that same day but can be made 24 hours in advance.