For all you sports fans out there, we’ve got a fun and delicious treat for you! Learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries that look like footballs. This is a great recipe for game day parties or any other special occasion.
With just a few simple steps, you can create these festive treats that everyone will love. So let’s get started!
Over thanksgiving, I made some super cute Turkey Cake Pops and with the leftover chocolate melts – I made some chocolate covered strawberries.
They are super quick and easy to make so when I saw some adorable Football Berries on Pinterest, I immediately knew what I wanted to make for our Superbowl Party this year.
These require little or no skill to make and here is how to do it:
Football Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 16 ounces milk chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons shortening or vegetable oil
- 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
- White icing (I recommend using Royal Icing to get cleanest design)
- No 1 piping tip + pastry bag OR a plain old plastic baggie
- Wax Paper
I have a Wilton Chocolate Pro Electric Melting Pot that makes melting chocolate and candy for cake pops a breeze. You certainly don’t *NEED* it though – you can use a double boiler or even any plastic bowl + microwave.
Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
I prefer to use Chocolate Fondue Melting Wafers, Milk or Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate – but it is kind of pricey. You can also use plain milk chocolate chips! Melt the chocolate according to the directions, stirring often until smooth.
I recommend adding vegetable oil or shortening a little at a time, as needed to get the right consistency.
Once you have the consistency you want, grab the strawberries by the toothpick and dip into the chocolate mixture.
You can then place them on wax paper to cool or if you don’t want the “puddle” you can turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into a piece of styrofoam like I did.
Wait until cool/hardened. If you are impatient, you can place them in the refrigerator but they can also cool at room temperature on your counter.
To decorate, fill pastry bag with white frosting and use #1 tip to draw laces. I highly recommend using ROYAL ICING for this otherwise the laces will drip and sag :(
If you don’t have any cake decorating tools, you can simply spoon some frosting into a plain plastic baggie and snip one corner!
Thats it! Keep these refrigerated until they are ready to be served. You can usually make these the night before and be fine.