How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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How to make chocolate covered strawberries. Easy, indulgent treat you can make at home with only three ingredients.

How to make chocolate covered strawberries

It’s becoming easier and easier to believe that cake only comes from a box. That soup only comes in a can, and that chocolate covered strawberries only come once a year from the store or website.

But this classic, indulgent, treat is easy to make right at home!

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If you’re a chocolate and strawberry lover, it’s time to learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries, right at home. Whether it be for Valentines day, Mother’s Day, a baby shower or random Tuesday, chocolate covered strawberries are always a hit.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 1 LB. Fresh strawberries
  • 8 oz. Quality chocolate
  • Toppings (optional)
chocolate covered strawberry ingredients

Wash and dry the strawberries

You’ll want to wash and dry your strawberries with a paper towel. The chocolate will not stick properly if the strawberries are not fully dry. So be sure to let them dry completely.

What type of chocolate to use

For the best chocolate covered strawberries you want to use quality chocolate. Bakers Chocolate is one of my favorites and easy to find.

For this recipe I used Bakers Semi-Sweet chocolate but you can also use milk chocolate, German chocolate or another brand of your liking.

Melt the chocolate one of two ways. In the microwave or using a double broiler.

How to microwave chocolate

In a microwave safe bowl, break the chocolate squares into pieces. Microwave at %50 power and stir every 15 seconds with a rubber spatula until melted.

Melted chocolate in a double broiler

How to melt chocolate using a double broiler

You can also melt the chocolate using a double broiler. For those of you who are not familiar with what a double broiler is, it’s essentially two pots that fit one of top of the other. The bottom is filled with an inch or so of water and as the water heats up, the chocolate in the top part begins to melt.

You can also make your own double broiler with a small pot filled with an inch of water and a heat safe bowl. Remember to not let the water touch the bottom of your bowl.

Break the chocolate up and reserve a few squares to add in last. Melt your chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining chocolate.

Melted chocolate and strawberries ready to be dipped.

Dipping and coating

Cover a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Hold the top of the strawberry by the stem and dip into the melted chocolate. Coat evenly. Allow excess chocolate to drip off. Set on wax paper and repeat.

Dipped strawberry in melted chocolate.

Chocolate covered strawberries toppings

While the chocolate is still wet, roll strawberries in additional toppings of choice.

  • Chocolate shavings
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Coconut
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts
  • Crushed Oreos or cookies
Glistening freshly dipped strawberries dipped in chocolate and waiting to be set.

Chill in refrigerator

Once you are done coating your strawberries, place them in the fridge to set.

Hardened chocolate on the chocolate covered strawberry.

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Add white chocolate drizzle

Melt 4oz of white chocolate in the microwave or using a double broiler. Use a fork to drizzle the white chocolate on top of the strawberries or, if you want to be more precise and accurate, use a piping bag.

Melted white chocolate being drizzled onto the strawberries with a fork.

How long do chocolate covered strawberries last

Chocolate covered strawberries are best eaten within 48 hours. They can be kept on the countertop or in the refrigerator. If you do decide to put them in the refrigerator, place them on a paper towel and cover them lightly with plastic wrap. The paper towel will help keep moisture away, allowing them to stay fresh longer.

I would not recommend freezing them. As they thaw out the strawberries have a high chance of getting mushy.

Can you use frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries?

It’s best to use fresh strawberries as frozen ones have extra moisture in them that will affect the chocolate coating.

Beautiful chocolate covered strawberries on a white plate.

Helpful Tips

  • Use room temperature strawberries for better chocolate adherence.
  • Pat strawberries dry thoroughly to prevent chocolate from seizing.
  • Work quickly during the dipping process to avoid premature hardening.
  • Store in a cool, dry place for the best taste and texture.

With just a few ingredients you can make fresh chocolate covered strawberries right at home! And the entire process takes less time than it would to make two dozen cookies. Just to really put this easy treat in perspective.

Recipe Card

Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries

How to make chocolate covered strawberries. This indulgent dessert isn't just for special occasions. Enjoy delicious chocolate and strawberries any time you need an easy treat.
Prep Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate,, Dessert,, strawberries
Servings: 6
Calories: 220kcal

Ingredients

  • 1lb Fresh Strawberries
  • 8oz Bakers Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 4oz Bakers white chocolate

Toppings-Optional

  • Graham crackers
  • Oreos
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts
  • Coconut
  • Chocolate shavings

Instructions

  • Wash strawberries and fully dry with a paper towel.
    chocolate covered strawberry ingredients
  • Melt chocolate in a microwave on 50% power, stirring every 15 seconds.
    Or
    Use a double broiler.
    Break the chocolate up and reserve a few squares to add in last. Melt your chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining chocolate.
    Double broiled chocolate
  • Hold the top of the strawberry, dip, turn and coat the entire strawberry. Allow excess chocolate to drip off. Set on wax paper and repeat.
    dipping a strawberry into melted chocolate
  • Add desired toppings while chocolate is still wet. Allow to set.

Adding White Chocolate

  • Melt your chocolate.
  • Drizzle on top using a fork or piping bag.
    adding white chocolate with a fork
  • Place in refrigerator to allow chocolate to harden.
  • Serve and enjoy

Notes

  • The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will very based on different brands of ingredients that are used along with cooking methods. 
Helpful Tips
Use room temperature strawberries for better chocolate adherence.
Pat strawberries dry thoroughly after washing to prevent chocolate from seizing.
Work quickly during the dipping process to avoid premature hardening.
Store in a cool, dry place for the best taste and texture. Best eaten within 48 hours. 

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg
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