DIY Bachelor Tuxedo Strawberries





Hello DIY Darlings!!
I am currently preparing for the premiere of the Bachelorette tonight!! My friends and I go big for each premiere/finale and make food, fancy beverages, decorations, etc.
I've made chocolate covered tuxedo strawberries for the past few premieres so I decided to make a tutorial for anyone planning their own premiere party!
Enjoy! :)


Ingredients:
Strawberries - I bought a large container of strawberries so that I would have 30 even sized strawberries. 
White Chocolate - I used 2 packs of Baker's White Baking Chocolate
Dark Chocolate - I used 2 packs Baker's Bittersweet (66% Cocao) Baking Chocolate. The higher the % cocao, the darker your bachelor's tuxedos will be! FYI, avoid milk chocolate, I've accidentally used it in the past and the tuxedos did not look as cute in brown, lol!
Black Writing Gel
Cupcake Pearls (Optional!) -  I used these to give the 'bachelorette strawberry' a pearl necklace!
Microwavable Bowls
Parchment/Wax Paper 


Yields ~ 30 strawberries




Step One: Purchase your ingredients and keep in mind how many strawberries you want to make when buying your chocolate (I almost ran out while making 30). Choose even-sized strawberries, wash and dry them well.


Step Two: Break up the white chocolate bars into a microwave safe bowl. Follow the directions on the box to melt the chocolate. 
While holding the green leaves, dip the entire strawberry into the melted chocolate. Place onto parchment paper to dry. Tip: if you start running out of white chocolate, only dip the front of the strawberry. You will be dipping the back of the strawberry into the dark chocolate so you won't be able to tell at the end! If you are making these for a bachelorette premiere party, leave one strawberry out, you will only dip this one into the dark chocolate.
Once your strawberries are dipped in white chocolate, refrigerate for 20 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.



Step Three: Break up the dark chocolate bars into a microwave safe bowl. Follow the directions on the box to melt the chocolate. 
While holding the green leaves, dip each side of the strawberry into the dark chocolate like the picture below. Hold the dipped strawberry above the bowl for a few seconds to let the excess chocolate drip off.
If you are making these for a bachelorette premiere party, completely cover one of the strawberries in dark chocolate. Before the chocolate starts to harden, add your cupcake pearls around the 'neckline' of the strawberry.





Step Four: Using your black writing gel pen, make tiny bow ties and dots for buttons. Put your completed tuxedo strawberries in the fridge for 20 minutes to let the chocolate harden and then they will be ready to eat!





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