Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy treat any time of year (and of course on Valentine’s Day). Below we’ve shared our best tips for perfect berries every time!

Coat them in white, milk, or dark chocolate, (or a combination) and decorate with sprinkles or drizzles who can resist!

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How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Making these berries is 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 these homemade 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

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.

To Melt Chocolate on the Stove top

  1. Fill a 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!

How to Melt Chocolate in the Microwave

  1. Place in a glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power.
  2. Stir the chocolate and repeat until it begins to melt.
  3. Once it begins to melt reduce to 15-second increments so it doesn’t overheat.

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Tips for Perfection

  • Use room temperature strawberries and ensure they’re very dry.
  • Keep water away from the chocolate, even a tiny bit of water can cause the chocolate to seize up.
  • Low slow heat is the best way to melt the chocolate.
  • Adding a tiny bit of vegetable oil or coconut oil to the melted chocolate keeps it from cracking when you bite a berry.
  • Make these the same day you plan on serving them.
  • Chocolate covered strawberries are best stored at room temperature for the day.

Variations

There are so many fun ways to dress up these strawberries! You can top them with almost anything you want.

  • Swap the Chocolate: 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.
  • Add toppings: Before your chocolate sets, sprinkle on some chopped nuts, toffee bits, sprinkles, coconut, or colored sugar.

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How to Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are best if they’re made the day they are served (but they can last for a couple of days in the fridge too).

Keeping them at room temperature is preferred as they won’t sweat and the chocolate will adhere to the berry better. If you’re keeping them longer than one day, store in the refrigerator.

Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 25 strawberries
Author Ashley Fehr
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 pound whole fresh strawberries room temperature, 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 and the chocolate reaches 88-90°F.
  • 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.

Recipe Notes

  • Use room temperature strawberries and ensure they're very dry.
  • Keep water away from the chocolate, even a tiny bit of water can cause the chocolate to seize up.
  • Low slow heat is the best way to melt the chocolate.
  • Adding a tiny bit of vegetable oil or coconut oil to the melted chocolate keeps it from cracking when you bite a berry. If you prefer a shiny chocolate with that cracks as you bite it you'll want to ensure you temper the chocolate.
  • Make these the same day you plan on serving them.
  • Chocolate covered strawberries are best stored at room temperature for the day.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1berry, 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

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword chocolate covered strawberries
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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Ashley

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Ashley is a high school teacher turned food blogger and a mother of 3 beautiful girls. She loves to get creative in the kitchen and doesn’t always like to follow The Rules. Ashley shares a combo of healthier main dishes, baked goods and decadent desserts and believes in enjoying all the foods you love in moderation (and sometimes without ;) ).

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