Dress up your chocolate covered strawberries in something a little more formal. Perfect for weddings, anniversary parties, pre-prom celebrations, and generally any event that requires spiffy attire; tuxedo-clad strawberries add black-tie style to dessert buffets and party tables. They are fun and easy to prepare, and add a special touch to a classic confectionary favorite that will bring a smile to all of your guests. All you need is a bunch of strawberries, a few pounds of melting-chocolate wafers in dark and white chocolate, and a still hand.
1. Melt both dark and white chocolate wafers over a double boiler until completely smooth. Make sure that you do not get any water in your chocolate, as it will seize. Once chocolate is melted, turn off the burner to prevent overheating. White chocolate is prone to being a little thicker. If you find that it is too thick, add a bit of neutral oil such as canola or vegetable to loosen it up.
2. Holding the strawberry by its stem, dip only one side into the white chocolate. Lay on a prepared tray lined with parchment paper and allow chocolate to set.
3. Once white chocolate is completely set, dip each side of the strawberry into the dark chocolate to create a “jacket.”
4. Use a toothpick to steadily draw on the tie and buttons with dark chocolate.