chocolate covered strawberries

DIY – Tuxedo Strawberries

Dear Diary,

Valentine’s day is right around the corner so today I created something extra special. Getting your friends or loved ones presents can get expensive so I wanted to be able to share the love without breaking the bank.


Grocery list: strawberries, white chocolate, dark chocolate, wax paper and Crisco.

Make sure to rinse and dry your strawberries before starting. In a microwave safe bowl melt the white chocolate and a small amount of Crisco. I heat the chocolate in 30 second increments so it doesn’t burn. Once the chocolate is melted dip your strawberries in to create your first coat of chocolate, the tuxedo shirt. Place them on the wax paper to set.

While the white chocolate is drying on the strawberries melt the dark (or milk) chocolate with a small amount of Crisco. To create the tuxedo jacket dip the strawberry on its sides, one at a time, leaving a “v” of visible white chocolate in the middle of the flat side. Return the strawberry to the wax paper, white chocolate side up.

For the buttons and bowtie I like to use a piping bag, or plastic bag with a piping tip. You can also use a toothpick.

Until next time,