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chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

1. Where can I purchase them in Nassau County? I think I need about 50 of them...

2. Will this be insanely expensive to purchase?

3. I would prefer to make them myself but forget how long they take to set... Do they need to set in the fridge overnight or will a few hours do it?

Posted 9/22/07 6:19 PM
 
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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

you can probably get them from edible arrangements..i dont know what the cost is though.

They are very easy to make yourself though...just clean the strawberries and dry them, or let them air dry and then dip them in chocolate.
They probably only take a short amount of time to set...since the layer of chocolate is so thin, maybe they'd take a 1/2 hour, maybe even less.

Posted 9/22/07 6:56 PM
 

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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

The chocolate sets pretty quickly in the freezer or fridge.

I think 50 would be pretty pricey......here's the link:

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ETA.....a dozen chocolate dipped strawberries is $25Chat Icon from themChat Icon

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Posted 9/22/07 7:02 PM
 

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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions



They are very easy to make yourself though...just clean the strawberries and dry them, or let them air dry and then dip them in chocolate.
They probably only take a short amount of time to set...since the layer of chocolate is so thin, maybe they'd take a 1/2 hour, maybe even less.



They are very very easy to make, I do it all the time!

Posted 9/22/07 7:57 PM
 

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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

dortonis in levittown sells them not sure how much though they are YUMMY!!!!!

Posted 9/22/07 8:01 PM
 

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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

Posted by Tonia



They are very easy to make yourself though...just clean the strawberries and dry them, or let them air dry and then dip them in chocolate.
They probably only take a short amount of time to set...since the layer of chocolate is so thin, maybe they'd take a 1/2 hour, maybe even less.




They are very very easy to make, I do it all the time!


I agree - and so do I

Posted 9/22/07 8:05 PM
 

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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

Thanks all!

I've made them before, but always the day before -- so had no idea how long they take to set. If it's only a couple hours, that's no big deal.

It's waaaaay cheaper and more fun to make them!!

Thanks so much!

Posted 9/22/07 10:33 PM
 

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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

I know in my supermarket there is this container of chocolate pieces that you microwave, then dip the strawberries in, and then it hardens almost immediately. I bought it once and it worked really well. I forget the name, but it's in a round container and was in our produce section.

Posted 9/22/07 11:16 PM
 

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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

I make them all the time and they don't take that long to set at ALL.

Here is a re-post of mine from the recipes board...

Melt an equal mix of milk chocolate with dark chocolate (I usually buy different brands too... a mix of expensive and cheap). Heat chocolate in a double boiler and add 1 tablespoon of crisco to make the chocolate smoother.

Dip fruit letting excess chocolate run off the strawberries. Lay on wax paper and do not refrigerate! (this is where many people go wrong). Let them cool at room temp and store them somewhere cool (I usually keep them covered in my garage if it is winter until I am ready to go).

In the heat of summer though, you could probably refridgerate them for 20 minutes or so... just to set the chocolate quickly. Don't leave them in there all day though, because when you take them out, the condensation makes them really mushy.

Good luck!!!!

Posted 9/23/07 9:51 AM
 

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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

i'm not sure of a place in nassau, because i am from suffolk... but i do know that in most cases, a candy store that sells them will be signifacantly cheaper than edible arrangements

Posted 9/23/07 12:41 PM
 

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Re: chocolate covered strawberries - a few questions

Posted by MrsNYPDsGirl

I make them all the time and they don't take that long to set at ALL.

Here is a re-post of mine from the recipes board...

Melt an equal mix of milk chocolate with dark chocolate (I usually buy different brands too... a mix of expensive and cheap). Heat chocolate in a double boiler and add 1 tablespoon of crisco to make the chocolate smoother.

Dip fruit letting excess chocolate run off the strawberries. Lay on wax paper and do not refrigerate! (this is where many people go wrong). Let them cool at room temp and store them somewhere cool (I usually keep them covered in my garage if it is winter until I am ready to go).

In the heat of summer though, you could probably refridgerate them for 20 minutes or so... just to set the chocolate quickly. Don't leave them in there all day though, because when you take them out, the condensation makes them really mushy.

Good luck!!!!



So if I just leave them in an air conditioned room for a few hours, they should be fine? This will totally alleviate the problem of having no space in the fridge!! Thanks! Chat Icon

Posted 9/23/07 2:21 PM
 
 

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