Chocolate Dipped Tuxedo & Wedding Dress Strawberries
Chocolate dipped tuxedo and wedding dress strawberries are an adorable addition to any wedding reception or bridal shower. These strawberries are surprisingly easy to make, and they are so adorable when finished.
Bride and Groom Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Bride and groom chocolate dipped strawberries can easily be made simply by using melted chocolate and dipping fresh strawberries. Let’s look at what ingredients you will need in order to make this cute and tasty addition to your party.
Tuxedo and Wedding Dress Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Fresh strawberries. Long stemmed fresh strawberries work the best for making these wedding chocolate dipped strawberries. You will want to be sure that they are washed and completely dried before starting.
Dark chocolate. We recommend using dark chocolate for the groom’s tuxedo. You can use your favorite type of chocolate, but dark chocolate will give you a nice dark tux.
White chocolate. White chocolate is used for the groom’s undershirt and for the bride’s wedding dress. We recommend that you use regular white chocolate chips for the best results.
Coconut oil. A little bit of coconut oil mixed in with your dark chocolate and white chocolate as it’s melted will help give your chocolate have a nice glossy finish and have that iconic crack to the chocolate.
Microwave safe bowls. We recommend microwaving the chocolate in 30 second increments to melt it, rather than melting it on your stovetop. It’s so much easier and has less chance of burning the chocolate. Because of this you will need a microwave safe bowl.
Disposable plastic bag. If you have a disposable cake decorating bag you can simply cut the tip out of it to use it to put the fine details on your bride’s wedding dress and groom’s tuxedo. If you do not have this you can simply use a disposable plastic bag, with a little bit of the corner cut out of it.
Parchment paper. It’s always a great idea to have parchment paper on hand to allow your strawberries to set. You can place them on the parchment paper and then refrigerate as needed.
How to Make Bride and Groom Strawberries
These bride and groom strawberries are absolutely adorable. Let’s begin by looking at how you can easily make the groom’s tuxedo strawberry.
How to Make the Groom’s Tuxedo
Begin first by melting your white chocolate with a scoop of coconut oil added in with the chocolate.
Microwave your chocolate mixture for 30 second increments stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted. You will also want to repeat the same process with the dark chocolate and coconut oil mixture, microwaving it for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted.
Then, to make your groom’s tuxedo, first dip the front side of your strawberry into the white chocolate. Make sure that you hold onto the stem so that it does not get in the chocolate.
Place your strawberries with the white chocolate side up on parchment paper and refrigerate until it is hardened.
Once your white chocolate is hard, take those same strawberries and dip them with the side and back into the dark chocolate. You want to make a V shape of white chocolate visible on the front side of the strawberries.
After both sides are dipped in the dark chocolate, so that the back inside is covered, with a V of white chocolate still showing on the front. Place them back onto parchment paper and refrigerate until hard.
Once they are completely set, you can take a plastic bag and fill it a little way with your melted dark chocolate.
Cut a small bit of the corner off and use the corner to decorate the front of your tuxedo shirt. Add three dots for the buttons, and a bowtie at the top. Place the groom tuxedo chocolate covered strawberries back into the fridge until you are ready to serve.
How to make the Bride Wedding Dress
To make the bride’s wedding dress for chocolate covered strawberries, we will only use white chocolate. Begin by melting your white chocolate along with a scoop of coconut oil in a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted.
Once melted, take the strawberries, holding them by the stem, and dip them into the white chocolate. Dip them so that the white chocolate completely covers the strawberries, all except for the stem.
Place your white chocolate dipped strawberries on parchment paper and refrigerate until they are hardened.
When the chocolate is hard, fill a plastic bag with additional melted white chocolate and coconut oil. Cut a small corner off of the plastic bag and use this opening as your tip to decorate the strawberries.
We like to add five dots along the top of the strawberry near the stem, in a half circle shape. This represents a necklace or neckline of the wedding dress.
You can then decorate the remaining portion of the white strawberry with diagonal lines of white chocolate from the right-hand side down to the lower left-hand tip of the strawberry.
Then repeat from the left-hand side to the lower right-hand tip of the strawberry. This gives your bride’s dress a nice textured appearance.
Store these strawberries in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Then serve and enjoy these cute little bride and groom chocolate dipped strawberries!
Tips and Tricks
Make Sure Completely Dry. When it comes to washing and drying your strawberries before you begin dipping them in chocolate, it’s very important that your strawberries are completely dry before you begin. Make sure that if they are not dry, you pack them dry and then allow them to air dry for a few minutes before storing.
Let Chill in the Fridge. You want to be sure to store these strawberries in the fridge until you are ready to serve them. This will keep the chocolate hard, and make the strawberries last longer.
Melt Again. If the melted chocolate begins to harden as you are working, you can place it back into the microwave for 30 seconds, then remove, and stir it. This should help it melt and be workable once more.
Room Temperature. It’s important the chocolate dipped strawberries be kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. When they are exposed to room temperature, they are much more likely to melt, especially if your room temperature is hot.
In the fridge. Chocolate dipped strawberries are best enjoyed when they are fresh. However, if they are kept in the fridge, you are likely to be able to store them for up to two days.
Types of Chocolate. You can use any type of chocolate you wish for this recipe. Our favorite is to simply use melted chocolate chips. However, if you want you can use other types of chocolate as well. Be sure to work quickly if you are using candy melts.
Decorations. You can of course, decorate your tuxedo and wedding dress as you desire. You can add sprinkles, chunks of chocolate, or color the chocolate anyway you enjoy.
What is the best chocolate for covering strawberries?
The best type of chocolate for covering strawberries is entirely your preference. We prefer to use melted chocolate chips mixed with a little bit of coconut oil. Then microwave the two together until they are melted.
How to serve chocolate strawberries?
Chocolate covered strawberries are best served after they have been chilled. This allows the strawberries to be nice and cool, and the chocolate to be hard.
How do you get chocolate to stick to strawberries?
The main trick to getting chocolate to stick to your strawberries is to make sure your strawberries are completely dry. As long as they are dry, you should have no trouble with the chocolate sticking to them. You can also place the strawberries in the fridge ahead of time, which will help your chocolate stick to them.
Chocolate Dipped Tuxedo and Wedding Dress Strawberries
Strawberries can easily be made into adorable little tuxedo and wedding dress strawberries. These are the perfect addition for your wedding reception or for a bridal shower. This is a fun little way to add cute decorations that are also edible and taste delicious for your party.