Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries
If you are looking for a simple herb-infused recipe, try chocolate-covered strawberries. An herb-infused chocolate coating makes this classic, decadent dessert even more uplifting.
The following recipe takes less than an hour to make. Grab a few basic ingredients and some common cooking utensils, and you are ready to start this confectionary creation.
This quick and easy recipe is perfect for making your first edible. They are so simple that making them regularly is convenient and cost-effective in contrast to much higher, retail prices.
Selecting Strains for Edible Making
Another benefit of making edibles at home is you can bake and cook using your favorite strains. Select strains that have your preferred effects, tastes, and aromas.
You may want to use a sleepy-time strain (strains are also known as chemovars) for muscle relaxation or anxiety reduction. At other times, you might benefit from a day-time leaning strain that gives you an energetic, creative mood lift.
Hybrid strains offer flavor profiles that blend the best of both day and night-time strains. The choice is yours.
Calculate the Flower to Oil Ratio
Determine the strain potency percentage and add more or less infused oil (or magic butter) based on your preference. Keep in mind that your cooking ingredients also work best in certain ratios of consistency and taste.
Don’t use too much oil or butter, or you may have trouble achieving the desired consistency and texture of the chocolate covering.
Decorating Infused Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Get creative and customize your infused chocolate strawberries with various sweet and savory garnishes such as sprinkles or nuts. You can pretty up your creation by adding decorative drizzle, sprinkles, or finely chopped nuts.
If you drizzle a second chocolate choice over the first layer of chocolate, make sure you allow the first layer to harden. Then drizzle white chocolate over the dark chocolate for contrast.
You can also place a pinch of sprinkles or ground nuts as the top layer dries. Ground almonds or bright sprinkles add distinct flavor and color.
Customizing Herb-Infused Chocolate Creations
Each time you make these infused sweets, you will discover which strains and potency levels work for you. Take it easy until you’ve found the levels of the desired potency that work best for you.
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Chocolate Covered Berry Edibles
- 1 pound of fresh strawberries
- 4 ounces melting chocolate (your choice: semi-chocolate, dark, white, etc.)
- 4 teaspoons of botanically-infused oil or magic butter
- Optional sprinkles, crushed nuts, etc. for contrast in flavor and decoration
- A cookie sheet
- Several heatproof bowls
- A stirring spoon
- Wax paper or parchment paper
Rinse the strawberries and let them dry on a paper towel. Make sure the strawberries are completely dry prior to dipping. Use room temperature strawberries for best results.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave or by heating the chocolate in heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.
Stir to make the chocolate smooth. If you use a microwave, heat the chocolate for one minute, stir the chocolate, and heat for another minute.
Get ready to dip your strawberries. Carefully hold the stem of the strawberry and dip the strawberry into the melted chocolate. Slowly draw it out of the chocolate and then hold the strawberry over the bowl for about 20-30 seconds to allow excess chocolate to drip off.
- Place the dipped strawberries on the wax or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. For best results, leave them to set and harden at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving. You can also refrigerate the dipped strawberries if you need the chocolate to set more quickly or would like to chill the berries before serving.
These treats are best enjoyed the same day they were made, but leftover treats will last a day or so if refrigerated.
Adapt the recipe to meet your needs such as substituting regular melting chocolate with low or zero sugar melting chocolate. You can stick to one type of chocolate or use an additional type of chocolate as a decorative drizzle.
For example, use a white drizzle on a semi-chocolate shell for color contrast. Just remember, you will only add the magic butter or oil to your main dipping chocolate unless you want to add a special-infused chocolate drizzle too!