Chocolate Covered Strawberry ‘Monsters’
I got the idea to make these chocolate covered strawberries because I was making some ‘chocolate covered strawberry pumpkins’ and I also had blue candy melts. So, I decided to try this out and it worked well. Please get creative, try different candy melt colors and have fun. Get into the Halloween spirit with your family.
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First- get a basket of strawberries. Wash them and pat dry. Make sure the strawberries are room temperature and.
Next grab your chocolate. I used Wilton’s Blue Candy Melts. You can buy them here—-> Wilton’s melts.
You can use a double boiler or melting pot but I used the microwave to melt them. We used candy eyes with long lashes (just something we liked). You can also find them with no lashes, mini-eyes, etc.
Put in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Put in 20 seconds. Stir. If it is completely smooth without chunks it is ready. If it needs more, do in 20 second increments and stir each time. you can see the Chocolate Covered Strawberry ‘Pumpkins’ Recipe too.
I didn’t take photos of dipping, was too busy, but I grabbed the strawberries by the stem, dipped them in the blue chocolate and put them on a wax paper covered cookie sheet. I did the orange ones at the same time for my Chocolate Covered Strawberry ‘Pumpkins.’
I even tried grapes. These were fun for one-eyed monsters.If you are using candy eyes attach immediately! I found this out the hard way. They are hard to attach once the chocolate has firmed up.
Let strawberries sit 10-15 minutes.
Draw on chocolate covered strawberries with black food dye and a paint brush.
Get black food dye here.
You can use the black food tye to paint faces without the eyes too. Get creative and have fun. Let the kids help too. If you mess one up you can always eat it and just move on to the next one.
Refrigerate after decorating. Strawberries will last 2-3 days in the fridge.