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Chocolate Covered Strawberries are one of my favorite treats to make for special date nights or holidays, especially Valentine’s Day! They only require 2 ingredients and they are sooo delicious.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
Not only are these pretty simple to make, but they really elevate any event because of how cute and festive they look. If you use multiple types of chocolate, you can get fancy with the way you dip or drizzle the chocolate to make them even cuter.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe Ingredients
- Strawberries – Sometimes around Valentine’s Day you can find long-stem strawberries at the grocery store, but this will work with regular strawberries too.
- Chocolate Chips – You can use dark, bittersweet, semi-sweet, milk, white, or make a few strawberries with each type of chocolate.
How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Begin by washing your strawberries so they are clean. Then dry the strawberries extremely well. This is important because if the strawberries are still damp, the chocolate will not stick.
- Once your strawberries are completely dry, add your chocolate of choice to a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds, then stir. This is important to make sure you don’t overcook or burn the chocolate.
- Continue to repeat step 3 until about half of the chocolate is melted.
- Then, stir the chocolate and the remaining chips will melt.
- Now, hold the strawberry by the stem to dip into the chocolate. Alternatively, you can use two toothpicks to hold the strawberry at the top while dipping it in the chocolate.
- Wipe the excess chocolate off the bottom of the strawberry by scraping it on the side of the bowl, then place the strawberry on a piece of parchment paper for the chocolate to dry and set up.
- Repeat with remaining strawberries.
- If you want to drizzle a different chocolate on top for decoration (like white or dark chocolate), let the chocolate covered strawberries set up completely, then follow steps 3 and 4 to melt the new chocolate.
- After the second chocolate is melted, transfer it to a zip top bag and snip the corner to create your own little piping bag.
- Drizzle the chocolate over the dipped strawberries and allow the chocolate to set up before serving.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries recipe tips
- Choosing the right strawberries: Select ripe and firm strawberries for the best results. Look for berries that are bright red, plump, and without any mushy spots or bruising. The size of the strawberries can vary based on personal preference.
- Preparing the strawberries: Before dipping the strawberries in chocolate, make sure they are dry. Moisture on the strawberries can affect the adherence of the chocolate. Wash and gently pat them dry with a paper towel. It’s best to dip the strawberries shortly before serving to maintain their freshness.
- Melting the chocolate: Use high-quality chocolate for dipping. You can choose between dark, milk, or white chocolate, depending on your preference. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in short bursts, stirring frequently to ensure it melts evenly. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate, as it can become scorched and lose its smooth texture.
- Adding flavor variations: To enhance the flavor of your chocolate-covered strawberries, you can incorporate different variations. Consider adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of sea salt to the melted chocolate for extra depth. You can also drizzle melted white or contrasting chocolate over the dipped strawberries for an elegant touch.
- Dipping technique: Hold each strawberry by the stem or use toothpicks to dip them into the melted chocolate. Swirl the strawberry around to coat it evenly, leaving a small portion of the strawberry exposed for an attractive presentation. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off before placing the dipped strawberry on a parchment-lined baking sheet or tray.
- Decorating and setting: If desired, you can decorate the chocolate-dipped strawberries with additional toppings such as sprinkles, crushed nuts, coconut flakes, or grated chocolate. Place the strawberries in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to allow the chocolate to set completely.
What to serve with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- whipped cream
- with a cheese platter
- on a dessert platter or dessert charcuterie board
Storing Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Do I put Chocolate Covered Strawberries in the fridge or freezer?
You can place them in the fridge to store or to help the chocolate set up. Chocolate covered strawberries are best eaten the same day that they are dipped, so I would store in the fridge, not the freezer.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe FAQs
The best way to ensure your melted chocolate will stick to the strawberries is by using room temperature strawberries that are completely dry.
If your chocolate isn’t hardening, this usually means that the chocolate was overcooked in the microwave. Be sure to microwave your chocolate at 50% to ensure that it will harden on the strawberries.
However, if the chocolate isn’t hardening, your dipped strawberries will still taste delicious! Some people even prefer the chocolate to stay soft because it is easier to eat.
If you want to speed up the hardening process, you can definitely place your strawberries in the fridge to set up. This isn’t required and you can just let the chocolate set at room temperature as well.
Recipes Similar to Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Valentine’s Day Muddy Buddy Mix
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Skewers
- Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
- Caramel Brownies
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 2 lbs strawberries
- 12 oz chocolate chips, use whatever is your favorite
- Wash your strawberries and dry extremely well. This is very important or else your chocolate will not stick to the strawberries.
- Once your strawberries are completely dry, add your chocolate to a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds and then stir.
- Repeat step 3 until about half of the chocolate is melted.
- Stir until the remaining chocolate has melted completely.
- Either hold the strawberry by the stem, or place two toothpicks into the top of your strawberry to hold and then dip your strawberry into the chocolate.
- Wipe the excess chocolate off of the bottom of the strawberry on the side of your bowl and then place on parchment paper to set up.
- Repeat with remaining strawberries.
- If you’d like to drizzle with white or dark chocolate, let the strawberries set up completely and then follow the same melting instructions in steps 3 and 4 to melt the chocolate.
- After the chocolate is melted, transfer the melted chocolate to a zip top bag and snip the corner. Drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries and allow the chocolate to set up.
- Store your strawberries in the fridge, best if eaten same day.