Some things in life are just meant to be together. Strawberries covered in nutella ganache are just one of the few. This recipe uses both semi-sweet chocolate and a healthy dose of nutella.
To start out, you need one pound of the freshest, most blemish free strawberries you can find. If there are blemishes on the strawberries, it can cause them to leak juice as the chocolate is cooling. Wash well.
While chocolate and strawberries are the best of friends, chocolate and water are enemies. You want to make sure your strawberries are as dry as possible before it touches any chocolate. Any drop of water that touches the strawberries will cause the chocolate to seize, or become grainy, lumpy, and crumbly. Never good especially when you are using the chocolate to dip and want it smooth and glossy.
I use paper towels to hand dry each strawberry to ensure they are completely dry. Then I lay them out on paper towels to air dry. You can never be too sure!
As they are drying, prepare the chocolate. The chocolate is to be heated over a double boiler. A double boiler is when something is heated indirectly using the steam that comes from water. You can just fill a small saucepan 1/4 full of water and bring it up to a simmer. Take a heatproof bowl and place it on top, and the steam that comes from the heated water will heat up the bowl! Measure your chocolate into the bowl to begin to heat.
In a small heatproof bowl, heat up the whipping cream for 45 seconds, or until the cream is bubbly. Add it to the chocolate mixture and slowly stir. The mixture will look lumpy at first but don’t worry, it will smooth out!
Once it has become smooth and glossy, it is ready to be used!
Take your strawberries by the top and grab all the leaves in your finger. You want to avoid getting the leaves in the chocolate. Dip and coat.
Lay them out onto parchment paper. If you are giving these out as a treat for friends, lay them into cupcake tins.
Refrigerate until the chocolate is set. If you are anything like me, five strawberries would have already disappeared, and I am not ashamed of it one bit.
Nutella Covered Strawberries
1 pound strawberries, washed and dried completely
1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 c nutella
1/3 c heavy whipping cream
Heat the chocolate chips and the nutella over a double boiler on medium heat. Heat the cream in a separate bowl in a microwave until it is bubbly. Pour into the chocolate mixture. With a rubber spatula, gently stir and combine until it is smooth and glossy. Take the strawberries and dip them one by one. Place them on nonstick parchment paper and allow to cool completely. Refrigerate until you are ready to eat them.