Tuxedo Strawberries

Tuxedo Strawberries

If you’ve mastered our Chocolate Covered Strawberries, then it’s time to kick your decorating skills up a notch with Tuxedo Strawberries!!! Instantly dress up any occasion with this classy little treat. This beautifully decorated dessert is easy to make and sure to impress your guests. You’ll seriously be looking for excuses to make this whimsical treat. And the possibilities are endless!! Enjoy after a romantic dinner, make them for your anniversary, sweeten up Valentine’s Day, add a little class to a bachelorette party, gift them as favors for bridal showers or weddings, fancy up your New Years Eve, or even an Academy Awards party, and the list goes on! Tuxedo Strawberries always fit the bill.

Here’s all you’ll need: Strawberries, white candy melts, and black candy melts.

Tuxedo Strawberries ingredients list

Are you ready? Here we go! First rinse and drain the strawberries. Now this is the most important part of the entire tutorial. Make sure the strawberries are 100% completely dry. Pat them with a paper towel, bust out your super shammy, just make sure not a drop of water remains. Water + chocolate = instant epic disaster. They’re like arch enemies! Don’t ask me how I know.

Strawberries rinsed in a colander.

Be sure to prep your work are too! Lay down a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper, either will do the trick. I like to tape the corners so it won’t slip and slide around while I’m working. Next fill a microwave safe dish with white candy melts. I’ve found that coffee mugs work perfectly. They’re deep enough to dunk and safe to use in the microwave. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir with a spoon. Continue to microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until all the chocolate is melted. It should look smooth and creamy like this!

I chose Candy Melts for this tutorial cause they’re easy to work with and pretty foolproof. But if you’re not a fan of Candy Melts or looking for a richer treat, I suggest swapping out with white chocolate instead. I would recommend melting the white chocolate at half power on your microwave and in shorter 15 second intervals with LOTS of stirring in between. White chocolate is super to easy to scorch and a bit trickier to work with than Candy Melts but the results are FABULOUS!!!!

White Candy Melts melted in a microwave safe mug.

Next grab the strawberry by the stem and submerge it into the white Candy Melts. Dunk it almost all the way to the top. Shake off any excess candy coating. This will form our tuxedo shirt. Place the strawberry onto the wax paper to set. Carefully position the stem so it doesn’t stick to the “wet” candy coating. Tuxedo Strawberries are best made in assembly line fashion so repeat this process with all of the remaining strawberries. Allow the Candy Melts to set (meaning the candy coating is hard to the touch).

Strawberry dunked in white candy melts.

Melt the black Candy Melts in the same fashion as the white. Microwave safe dish…30 second intervals…BAM! You’ve got this!! Now dip one side of the berry into the Candy Melts from the tip of the strawberry all the way to the top of the white coating. This will form one side of the jacket. Our goal is to end with a V-shaped white center so keep that in mind while you’re working. Shake off any excess Candy Melts and place the strawberry back on the wax paper. Repeat this process with all berries and again allow the coating to set before moving on to the next step. And again if you’re not a fan of Candy Melts you can absolutely use dark chocolate for this step.

Strawberry being dunked into black candy melts to form one side of the tuxedo jacket.

You might find it necessary to reheat the Candy Melts at this point. We want to make sure they stay at a nice and smooth consistency. Dip the other side of the berry into the Candy Melts from the tip of the strawberry all the way to the top of the white coating to form a V. This will finish off the other side of our tuxedo jacket. Shake off any excess and place the strawberries onto the wax paper to set. Can you see the tuxedo starting to come together? So fancy!

Strawberry dipped in black candy melts to form the tuxedo jacket.

Place the remaining black candy melts into a ziplock bag. Snip a teeny tiny bit off of one of the corners to create a make shift piping bag like so.

Black candy melts in a ziplock bag to form a make shift piping bag.

Now for a few finishing touches! Use your piping bag to pipe on a cute little bowtie along with 2 or 3 buttons down the front of the “shirt”. Voila! If you’re struggling to envision the bowtie I like to think of it as two sideways hearts with a little dot in the middle to connect them.

A bowtie and 2-3 buttons are added to the Tuxedo Strawberries.

OMG!! Can we just talk about these tiny tuxedos for a minute?!? I mean talk about cuteness overload!!! And the award for best dressed goes too…..Tuxedo Strawberries!!!

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Tuxedo Strawberries

February 22, 2019
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Ingredients
  • Strawberries
  • White Candy Melts
  • Black Candy Melts
Directions
  • Step 1 Rinse and drain the strawberries. Pat dry with a paper towel. Be sure the strawberries are 100% completely dry.
  • Step 2 Fill a microwave safe mug right to the top with white candy melts. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir with a spoon. Continue to microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until all the wafers are melted.
  • Step 3 Grab the strawberry by the stem and submerge it into the white Candy Melts. Dunk it almost all the way to the top. Shake off any excess candy coating. This will form our tuxedo shirt. Place the strawberry onto the wax paper to set. Carefully position the stem so it doesn’t stick to the “wet” candy coating. Allow the Candy Melts to set (meaning the candy coating is hard to the touch).
  • Step 4 Fill a microwave safe mug right to the top with black candy melts. Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir with a spoon. Continue to microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until all the wafers are melted.
  • Step 5 dip one side of the berry into the Candy Melts from the tip of the strawberry all the way to the top of the white coating. This will form one side of the jacket. Shake off any excess Candy Melts and place the strawberry back on the wax paper. Repeat this process with all berries. Allow candy melts to set.
  • Step 6 Dip the other side of the berry into the Candy Melts from the tip of the strawberry all the way to the top of the white coating to form a V. This will finish off the other side of our tuxedo jacket. Shake off any excess and place the strawberries onto the wax paper to set. Allow the candy melts to set.
  • Step 7 Place the remaining black candy melts into a ziplock bag. Snip a tiny bit off of one of the corners to create a make shift piping bag. Pipe on a bowtie and 2-3 buttons down the front go the white “shirt”. Allow the details to set and enjoy!

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