- 1 pound strawberries, washed and completely dried
- 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 1/3 cup finely chopped hazelnuts or your favorite nuts (optional)
Bring some water to a simmer in a small saucepan. Place a heatproof bowl with the chopped semi sweet chocolate over the simmering (not boiling) water. Make sure that the bowl is not touching the water or the chocolate will burn!!!
Stir the chocolate until smooth and melted. Remove from heat and stir in the oil. Allow to cool a bit.
Melt the white chocolate the same way in another bowl without the addition of oil. Remove from heat and set aside.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Dip the strawberries one at a time in the semi sweet chocolate and then place them on the parchment paper.
Dip a spoon or fork in the melted white chocolate and drizzle it over the chocolate covered berries.
Dip the tips of the berries in the chopped nuts if you wish.
Allow the chocolate to set for about 30 minutes.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes so that the chocolate may harden a bit.
Note: Do not keep refrigerated longer than that or the chocolate will begin to sweat and can also crack.