Wine Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

February 07, 2017

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Wine Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries from MissouriWine.org

Yes, they are just as delicious as the name implies. Chocolate covered strawberries are a Valentine’s Day favorite (and for many of us, a year round treat).  Infusing the berries with Missouri wine is a delicious twist on this classic that adds depth of flavor and a certain wow factor. Whether you’re looking for a great gift idea or the perfect dessert for your Valentine’s dinner, this recipe is a must try!

Wine Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

Time: Active - 30 minutes  |   Passive -  8-12 hours

Missouri wine infused chocolate covered strawberries, ingredients

Ingredients:

Pint (16oz)    Strawberries

2-3 cups         Missouri Chambourcin (dry red wine with jammy flavors)

Bag (12oz)     Dark chocolate chips

2-3 oz             White chocolate chips for decorating (optional)

Directions:

Rinse the strawberries. Place strawberries in a container with a lid, leaves up if possible. Fill the container with red wine until the strawberries are almost covered. We recommend a Missouri Chambourcin as it pairs incredibly well with strawberries. If you don’t soak the leaves, dipping will be easier later. Place the lid on the container and let the strawberries soak in the wine for at least 8 hours (overnight works well) and up to 12. If you leave the strawberries in for too long, they’ll become mushy.

Missouri wine infused chocolate covered strawberries, soak and dry

After the infusion is complete, take the strawberries out of the wine and pat them dry with a paper towel. Allow them to continue drying on a paper towel while you melt the chocolate. Using a double boiler or a microwave (30 seconds at a time, stirring in between), melt the chocolate until smooth.

Dip the strawberries in the chocolate one at a time using the leaves to hold on to. Place them on wax or parchment paper to set. If the strawberries are wet or too cold it can cause the chocolate to seize, so be sure to pat them dry before dipping.

Missouri wine infused chocolate covered strawberries, dip

If you’d like to decorate your strawberries with white chocolate, melt using a double boiler or in the microwave until smooth. Pour the melted chocolate into a baggie and snip a small hole at the corner. Using a side-to-side motion, drizzle the dipped strawberries with the white chocolate.

Missouri wine infused chocolate covered strawberries, decorate

Allow the dipped and decorated strawberries to set for 1-3 hours. These are amazing right away, but will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

This treat is sure to please your Valentine. Enjoy!