Chocolate Covered Strawberries


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Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy treat for Valentine’s Day or any holiday. Use white, milk or dark chocolate, or a combination of a few!

Strawberries and chocolate are the perfect combo!  Whether in Strawberry Layer Brownies or these Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, it is always a favorite.

chocolate covered strawberries on pan

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Many people love chocolate covered strawberries but are intimidated by the thought of making them.

But they are actually incredibly easy with just 3 simple steps.

  1. Melt: Melt chocolate in a double boiler (per recipe below).
  2. Dip: Remove from heat and dip strawberries in.
  3. Chill: Add toppings if desired and let chill in the refrigerator.

Making homemade chocolate covered strawberries is not only cheaper than store-bought; you also get to pick the ripest, freshest berries to use!

Plus nothing says “I love you” more than something homemade just for your sweetheart, customized with their favorite flavors!

Tips for Melting Chocolate for Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The trickiest part of making chocolate covered strawberries is melting chocolate.

The best way to do this is in a double boiler, or a makeshift double boiler. All you need is a small pot and a glass bowl that sits on top the pot.

How to Melt Chocolate

  1. Fill pot with 1/2-1″ of water in the bottom.
  2. Simmer water and place the bowl, with chocolate in it, over top.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, and slowly melt and stir the chocolate until smooth.

This is the most foolproof way to melt chocolate, and it’s going to give the best smooth results that won’t stick all over your hand when you eat them!

chocolate covered strawberries on plate

Variations on These Chocolate Covered Strawberries

There are so many fun ways to dress up these strawberries! You can top them with almost anything you want. Check out these fun ideas for some inspiration!

  • Choose your favorite kind of chocolate. It’s one of only two ingredients, so go all out and get the good stuff, whether it’s milk, dark or white chocolate.
  • Mix things up! Melt two different kinds of chocolate, and use one for dipping and one for drizzling for an extra special presentation.
  • Get a little crazy and add a drizzle of melted peanut butter, butterscotch or another flavor of chips.
  • Before your chocolate sets, sprinkle on some chopped nuts, toffee bits, sprinkles, or colored sugar.

Close up of a chocolate covered strawberry with a bite taken out of it.

How to Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries can be kept at room temperature, but they are best stored in the refrigerator for longer periods of time.

This way, the strawberries will stay fresh and the chocolate will stay firm. Just don’t pop them in the freezer. This will result in soft mushy strawberries!

How Long Do They Last?

If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, these yummy treats should last 2-3 days!

If you’re thinking of getting something for your special someone this Valentine’s Day, these homemade chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect way to go the extra mile!

Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 25 strawberries
Author Ashley Fehr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy treat for Valentine's Day or any holiday! Use white, milk or dark chocolate, or a combination!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb whole fresh strawberries washed and dried
  • 150 grams solid chocolate bar of choice not chips

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Instructions

  • Wash strawberries well and allow to dry completely.
  • Place 1" of water in a small pot.
  • Break chocolate and place in a glass bowl that fits over the top of the pot without touching the water.
  • Bring the water to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce to low and place bowl with chocolate over top. Stir frequently until melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat (I like to keep the bowl over the pot to keep the chocolate warm) and carefully dip strawberries, holding the stem. Gently shake off excess chocolate and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Garnish with toppings if using.
  • When all strawberries are coated, place in the refrigerator to set completely before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 42, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 71mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg
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Top image - close up of a chocolate covered strawberry with a bite out of it. Bottom image - rows of chocolate covered strawberries on a parchment lined baking tray.

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