I love me some chocolate covered strawberries. I love me some Christmas.
Chocolate covered strawberry Christmas trees? I’m dying.
Covered in powdered sugar snow? I just peed my pants.
Seriously, how cute are these? I made them in 15 minutes with 2 ingredients and some sprinkles. What an adorable thing to bring to a Christmas party.
Am I right, or am I right?
One 12oz bag of dark green candy melts. * * These are found at any craft store- Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics. Make sure you get vanilla. Minty strawberries do not sound good.
24 fresh strawberries, stems sliced off flat
Non-pareil sprinkles for decorating
Star sprinkles for decorating (I found mine on Amazon)
Toothpicks for dipping
Powdered sugar (for snow)
Cut off the stems of each strawberry and make sure each one is dry. Line a large pan (I like to use a jelly roll pan to catch any sprinkle escapees) with parchment paper and get your sprinkles ready to use.
In a large microwave safe bowl (or measuring cup- I like to use a measuring cup because the depth works really nicely for dipping) heat your candy melts 30 seconds at a time, stirring well between each time you heat it. It will probably only take 2-3 times at 30 seconds to become completely smooth. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Alternatively, you could use your double broiler.
Spear the flat side of each strawberry with a toothpick and dip into the chocolate. Very carefully lift it out of the chocolate and gently place it onto the parchment paper. I lost two out of twenty-four strawberries into the chocolate and had to dig them out with a fork, but they were still salvageable.
After removing from chocolate, immediately sprinkle lightly with non-pareil sprinkles and top with a little star. Then do your next strawberry.
Once the trees have completely hardened, sift some powdered sugar over the top for snow. Enjoy!