15 Secrets for Making Perfect Chocolate-Covered Strawberries


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Chocolate-covered strawberries are the epitome of Valentine's Day dessert, thanks to their reputation for being a delicious and seductive treat. They're even believed to be an aphrodisiac, meaning they put people in the mood for sexy time. Maybe it's the vibrant red of the strawberry that does the trick, or maybe it's the libido-boosting properties of dark chocolate. Whatever it is, we're down with it. And the best part about these handheld desserts (other than being totally delicious)? They're incredibly simple to make!

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Making chocolate-covered strawberries yields high results and only requires a low amount of effort. No oven needs to be turned on, no dough needs to rise, and there's no chance of undercooking. That's the kind of dessert recipe we like.

Now, that's not saying that making chocolate-covered strawberries is as easy as throwing a Hershey's bar in the microwave and dunking in a few strawberries. While it's a pretty simple recipe, there are a few things to keep in mind so that the chocolate-covered strawberries come out looking as smooth and gourmet as possible. 

Trust us, it's worth it to follow these pretty straight-forward directions. We promise, there is nothing more romantic -- or delicious -- than some gorgeously made chocolate-covered strawberries. Who needs champagne and candles when there's a plate of these babies around? 

Valentine's Day -- and honestly any day, because these treats are so yummy and quick to make -- will be a success as long as we adhere to the following secrets. Bon appétit!

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