How to Make Chocolate Tuxedo Strawberries

There are little special ways to add flare and ambiance to your special event or wedding. Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic favorite. This is the classic favorite with a slight twist. We are going to dress the strawberries in a tuxedo to fit the element of formal occasions and black tie events. These cute little additions are easier to make than they look. Here is how.


Things You’ll Need:

  • Large Strawberries, with stems attached
  • 8 ounce bag White Chocolate Chips
  • 8 ounce bag Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • Vegetable Shortening
  • Double Boiler
  • Wax Paper lined Pan
  • Toothpicks
  • Piping Bag (or a sandwich bag with the tip cut off)

Step 1

Place the white chocolate pieces into the double boiler. Add 1 TBSP of vegetable shortening. As the white chocolate melts make sure to stir constantly. This prevents the chocolate from forming lumps and allows the vegetable shortening to fully incorporate and blend with the white chocolate. To substitute for a double boiler, simply stack two pots vertically with water in the bottom pot.

Step 2

While the white chocolate is still warm in the double boiler, pierce a strawberry through the top with a toothpick. Dip the strawberry into the white chocolate. Make sure the white chocolate covers about ¾ of the strawberry up to the stem. Place the dipped chocolate covered strawberry on the wax paper lined pan. Place them in the refrigerator to cool.

Step 3

While the white chocolate is being allowed to harden in the refrigerator, place your semi sweet chocolate chips in the double boiler. Add 1 TBSP of vegetable shortening. Stir constantly to prevent lumping.

Step 4

Remove the strawberries from the refrigerator. Dip the left side of the strawberry into the semi sweet melted chocolate. Cover all the berries in this way. Place the half white chocolate, half semi chocolate covered berries into the refrigerator to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the strawberries from the refrigerator.  Rotate the strawberry and dip the right side into the chocolate. This should create the ‘V’ shape that imitates the look of a tuxedo shirt underneath a buttoned jacket. When all the strawberries have been given a semi sweet chocolate jacket then place them on the wax paper lined tray. Place the tray of strawberries in the refrigerator. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden for 10 minutes

Step 6

Once the chocolate has cooled and hardened, well add the buttons and the bow tie. Dip a toothpick into the semi sweet chocolate. Make vertical dots onto the white chocolate. Make the dots straight. Pour some semi sweet chocolate into a piping bag (or a sandwich bag with the tip cut off). Pipe a semi sweet bow tie at the top of the shirt right above the buttons.

Step 7


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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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